Suburban Chicago mothers received an extra helping of sludge with their morning coffees on Tuesday morning when San Francisco garage rock phenom Ty Segall invaded WGN’s morning news program.
Segall fans should (understandably) consider the shaggy-haired singer’s performance a landmark moment in the history of otherwise inane morning news fluff. Segall and his band — which features the stylings of Mikal Cronin, Segall’s childhood friend whose solo career has become well-known in the garage rock underground — tear through a cut off the upcoming Twins LP before Segall explodes in screams of “Chicago!” You know, the real cool shenanigans one expects from a killer punk performance.
But for the other members of the WGN audience — young, innocent children with unscathed minds; parental units; unsuspecting grandmothers — Segall’s performance was probably not the most pleasant moment of the morning. Unsurprisingly, the WGN news anchors take the opportunity to backhandedly insult Segall’s unhinged, uncensored style in the closing moments of the song. The female anchor on the WGN team even goes so far as to throw the horns.
Parents, man. They just don’t understand. Check out Segall’s WGN performance below.