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Pretty, pretty good: PUSA frontman’s feels “complete” following Larry David’s “Peaches” diss on ’Curb’

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If you fall in the middle of the Venn diagram of “’90s alt rock fans” and “Curb Your Enthusiasm viewers,” then you were probably very excited when the Presidents of the United States of America song “Peaches” was the topic of discussion during a recent episode. Still, you probably weren’t as excited as PUSA frontman Chris Ballew himself.

In the episode, Curb star and creator Larry David attends a concert performed by Teen Wolf and Maze Runner actor Dylan O’Brien, whose set included a cover of “Peaches.” As you might expect, David did not find the performance to be “pretty, pretty good.”

“What would prompt a person to sing such an idiotic song?” David asks O’Brien, who then replies, “Because the way its aged 20 years later, don’t you see how relevant it is now?”

“No, I don’t,” David shoots back.

Upon seeing the episode, Ballew posted the scene on his Instagram, along with the caption, “I am complete now that I have received Larry David’s scorn.”

“Peaches” — which includes the immortal lyric, “Peaches come from a can/They were put there by a man” — appears on PUSA’s 1995 self-titled debut album, which was certified triple-Platinum by the RIAA.

The Presidents continued to release music throughout the ’90s and into the 2000s before announcing their breakup in 2016. Ballew, meanwhile, has been releasing children’s music under the moniker Caspar Babypants.


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