“This has been very challenging: I really overestimated myself or underestimated the Black Eyed Peas,” Jeff Tweedy joked tonight at the Hideout in Chicago before hilarious off-the-cuff (and borderline musically masochistic) covers of “I Gotta Feeling,” “Rock That Body,” and “My Humps.” Thankfully, the Wilco frontman injected plenty of his trademark stage banter, keeping the whole experiment worthwhile to will.i.am detractors and fans of his spoken word take on “Single Ladies” alike.
“It’s… really not my skill set,” he concedes in the video above (h/t Red Thought). “But I’ll give it a shot if you guys don’t expect it to be good. Right off the bat, I’m just telling you, it’s gonna be bad. It’s going to be really bad.” Coming from the guy in front of this cut and this cut off that new record debuted over the weekend, I’d give it a shot regardless. *Update: We now have Tweedy’s “My Humps” recitation and Wilco’s new video for “Born Alone” (all 3 clips after the jump).