Unfortunately, the lyrics to the film's theme song are hugely inappropriate, so propriety dictates that they be paraphrased:
"America, [you're great]! Freedom is the only way, yeah."
Those who prefer less censorship with their music can hear The Communicators play the unedited song -- whose title is also too risque for print -- and about two dozen other covers Friday night,
"It'll be a lot of fun, John Cougar [Mellencamp] and
"There are so many different anthemic songs about America," he adds. "There's such a big catalog of those songs. It's about the celebration of 'Merica."
Susman and his Glowing Bordis bandmates founded The Communicators about three years ago. Its rotating membership is drawn from local bands, and the group's performances range from genre-themed shows to start-to-finish renditions of classic albums such as Beck's "Odelay" and Red Hot Chili Peppers' "Blood Sugar Sex Magik."
A good bit of Friday's set will sample the group's back catalog of pop, hip-hop and alt-rock favorites from the '90s, Susman says. In keeping with Communicators tradition, the show also will feature guest appearances by opening act
"They're professionals and solid musicians, one of the tighter bands in this city."
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