Glen Phillips and Two-Headed Boy(s)
Little did I know it, but it seems that Glen Phillips has long covered Neutral Milk Hotel in his live shows. Specifically, he has covered both parts of "Two-Headed Boy" from In the Aeroplane Over the Sea. Today I thought I'd share a couple versions of each.
First is Phillips' cover of "Two-Headed Boy." Glen flubs the second line on the 2003 version and starts over, adding a bit of humor, while the 2002 version is the more forceful of the two.
Glen Phillips - Two-Headed Boy [Neutral Milk Hotel cover; live 7-2-2003]
Glen Phillips - Two-Headed Boy [Neutral Milk Hotel cover; live 9-18-2002]
In addition, here is "Two-Headed Boy Part 2." While the 2005 version is higher quality, the 2001 version is preceded by a nice bit of chatter from Glen about his adoration for In the Aeroplane Over the Sea. I can imagine it might be of interest to fans of either artist.
Glen Phillips - Two-Headed Boy Part II [Neutral Milk Hotel cover; live 7-31-2001]
Glen Phillips - Two-Headed Boy Part II [Neutral Milk Hotel cover; live 5-7-2005]
If you'd prefer to see Jeff Mangum perform the song on his own, here's video of him doing "Two-Headed Boy" from the Live at Jittery Joe's release (via YouTube):
Was this shot at the Jittery Joe's at Five Points in Athens? I was just there on Friday. Can't imagine getting to see Jeff play in that space. Anybody know?