In the interest of nostalgia and daydreaming of life before the Internet, we present: Grand Lake's cover of Polaris song “Hey Sandy,” better known as the famed theme song to the Nickelodeon show The Adventures of Pete and Pete.
According to Grand Lake frontman Caleb Nichols, he met the Polaris' Mark
Mulcahy when he was16 and was uber-thrilled to meet the guy who wrote the
soundtrack to his favorite show.
Nichols says, “There
seems to be quite a bit of debate about what the actual lyrics are to
this song are. I decided to sing the lyrics the way I remember them
from childhood–so firstly, I left out the second verse, and secondly I
sang the chorus 'Hey Sandy, does your dog bite?'”
“I also sing 'It's very
strange' as the first line–because that's what I always thought it
Actually, Caleb, it's “hey smiling strange!” Grand Lake is now promoting their full length Blood Sea
Dream. No SoCal dates yet, but watch out for their Daytrotter session in October.