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Watch Dashboard Confessional's Acoustic Rolling Stone Session

December 21, 2009 12:00 AM ET

Last month, Dashboard Confessional unleashed their sixth album of the decade, Alter the Ending. As Rolling Stone reported, the release came as a standard disc and a special edition bundled with acoustic versions of the album's dozen songs. When Chris Carrabba and John Lefler stopped by the RS offices recently, we made them recreate the acoustic experience by stripping down "Get Me Right" and "Belle of the Boulevard." Watch "Get Me Right" up top and "Belle" after the jump.

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Song Stories

“Money For Nothing”

Dire Straits | 1984

Mark Knopfler wrote this song with Sting, and it wasn’t without controversy. The Dire Straits frontman's original lyric used the word “faggot” to describe a singer who got their “money for nothing and their chicks for free.” Even though the slur was edited out in many versions, the band, and Knopfler, still took plenty of criticism for the term. “I got an objection from the editor of a gay newspaper in London--he actually said it was below the belt,” Knopfler told Rolling Stone. Still, "Money For Nothing," undoubtedly augmented by its innovative early computer-animated video, stayed at Number One for three weeks.

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