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Last Night: Stephen Colbert Accuses the Hold Steady of Being Graphic Designers

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“Are you sure you’re not graphic designers?” Stephen Colbert asks the Hold Steady’s Craig Finn and Tad Kubler, the joke being that they’re way too old to be playing in a band. (Like Harvilla sez: “You have to remember: The Hold Steady were wizened, wistful veterans when they started.”) Then, after inquiring if they rip off Mother Teresa often or just once in a while, whether Glenn Beck is in fact the band’s rock prophet, and having Finn talk about his dissolute version of Catholicism, Colbert relents: “Would you rock us out and hip us to your spiritual vision?” Last night, that vision looked a lot like “Hurricane J”:

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