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Live Video: Built to Spill's "I Would Hurt A Fly" at All Tomorrow's Parties

September 24, 2008 3:21 PM ET

One of the centerpieces of the All Tomorrow's Parties festival was the "Don't Look Back" series, which featured several bands playing one of their classic albums in its entirety. The guests included Thurston Moore (playing his solo album Psychic Hearts), Meat Puppets (who took on Meat Puppets II) and Built to Spill, who ran through their beloved 1997 album Perfect From Now On. Click above for a performance of "I Would Hurt a Fly."

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