To keep it fun around here, we’re curious which acoustic take of “Excuse Me Mr.” from that band do you prefer?
No Doubt have been performing their classic track from Tragic Kingdom acoustically since 1994 and recently debuted a reworked version of the song on tour. In 2009, the band treated fans to a more a less-raw take on the song including background Police-esque vocals from Steve and Gabe (“eee-ay-oh”). “Excuse Me Mr.” still retains its melodic character but comes across as a different song in some parts. It’s pretty freaking awesome. We’re curious which version do you prefer? Nothing can top the band’s classics but we truly love and appreciate what No Doubt has done with “Excuse Me Mr.” over the years.
We’ll be presenting more and more Tragic Kingdom related content as we countdown to the album’s 20th anniversary this October. Thanks for voting!
“Excuse Me Mr.” Live on Modern Rock Live (1996)
“Excuse Me Mr.” Live in Las Vegas (5/8/2015)