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The tributes have been rolling in since the passing of The Cars frontman Ric Ocasek and blink-182’s Mark Hoppus revealed in a post that he once covered “Just What I Needed” for a TV show that never ended up airing.

In the post he said, “A couple years ago, I was asked to record a creepy cover of ‘Just What I Needed’ for a TV show. They wanted moody and strange, dark and drony, with space for dialogue to go over it. I went into the studio with my friend James Ingram and this is what we came up with.”

Listen to the cover below and read more about what he said HERE. blink-182’s new album Nine comes out this Friday, September 20th.

Just What I Needed by Mark Hoppus

A couple years ago, I was asked to record a creepy cover of Just What I Needed for a tv show. They wanted moody and strange, dark, and drony, with space for dialogue to go over it. I went into the studio with my friend James Ingram and this is what we came up with.