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added a little more background info and also added info on the streaming platform release. added reference to You Hear It First. also removed trivia about andrew saying "a very big bra". it's definitely joe.
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'''Just A a Friend''' is a song by the 1980's hip-hop artist Biz Markie that [[Tally Hall]] is known well for covering. This cover is sung by [[Rob Cantor]] during the verses and [[Zubin Sedghi]] during the chorus. It is probably one of Tally Hall's most well known covers, as they have been closing closed out shows nearly every show with it almost since the band started's earliest days. In 2006, It became such a popular song in their act they finally recorded a studio version of decided to retire it around 2005/6, but decided not due to release popular demand, it because they weren't happy with it. When asked about it in 2007, they had stated that they didn't believe was put back into the set not long after it was very good in hindsighttaken out. Through a change of heart, they fixed some things they weren't happy with and decided to release it as a download for those who bought the 2008 [[Atlantic Records]] re-release of [[Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum (Album)|Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum]].
In December 2015 Tally Hall== Studio Recording ==Also in 2006, they recorded a studio version of it but decided not to release it because they weren's cover version was released as part t happy with it and were likely still tired of the bandcamp exclusive release: [[Admittedly Incomplete Demos]]<ref name=justafriend>[https://tallyhallsong in general.bandcamp.com/track/just-a-friend Just a Friend. 2015. Tally Hall. Bandcamp When asked about it in 2007, they had stated that they didn't believe it was very good in hindsight.]</ref>
=== Trivia ===* In the studio recordingThrough a change of heart, they fixed some things they weren't happy with and decided to release it has been reported that as a download for those who bought the 2008 [[Atlantic Records]] re-release of [[AndrewMarvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum (Album)|Marvin's Marvelous Mechanical Museum]] . In December 2015 Tally Hall's cover version was released as part of the one to say "and a very big bra."bandcamp exclusive release: [[Admittedly Incomplete Demos]]<supref name=justafriend>[Citation Neededhttps://tallyhall.bandcamp.com/track/just-a-friend Just a Friend on Bandcamp]</suprefIn August 2019, after years of inactivity, the band came together to make the combined decision to distribute ''Just a Friend'' on all popular streaming platforms for the first time. It is believed that this was done in response to a strong and growing monthly listenership on Spotify (nearly 350k at the time of the release) despite the band's hiatus. == Trivia ==* The studio recording was first heard at the end of the MTV's "You Hear It First" which was filmed in 2006.<ref name=yhif>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oNUyzfQDr0 Tally Hall on Mtv's You Hear It First, 2006]</ref>
* The final chorus is sung (from lowest to highest) by [[Joe Hawley]], Zubin Sedghi, and Rob Cantor
* Also in the last chorus after the "you got what I need, 'do wah'" Joe is know to say a random four syllable word to fill in the musical gap during live performances. (i.e Barbecue Sauce, Chicken Nugget, Dr. Pepper, Michael Jackson, Play Nintendo, etc...)<ref name=th2009>[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Up0A5u7XAGA Tally Hall - Just a Friend. 2009. Live at the Loft in Atlanta. activismtube. YouTube.]</ref> 
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[[Category:Covers]]

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