When Howard loves a song, he loves it for life. Whether from his formative years (Neil Young’s “Old Man”) or something that sticks from the K-Rock days (“Stars” by Hum), when he is reminded of these songs, he will praise and oftentimes literally sing out his love for them. One of these songs is “Super Bon Bon” by the band Soul Coughing.
Mike Doughty — the former lead singer of Soul Coughing — knows all about what it’s like when Howard loves a song. “About once every year you’ll hear Howard ask ‘Whatever happened to that Soul Coughing guy?'” he told Jon Hein on the Wrap Up Show. And then that’s followed up by about “35,000 tweets” from his fans letting him know that Howard is talking about “Super Bon Bon” again.
So for Howard and the fans like him who still crave a little “Super Bon Bon” in their playlists, Mike broke into Howard’s studio one more time and recorded solo versions of his hit, and a song from his latest release “Stellar Motel,” “Light Will Keep Your Heart Beating In The Future.”