Fred Armisen Recorded a Studio Version of His ‘SNL’ Goodbye Song

Over the weekend, Fred Armisen an a bunch of his SNL and musician friends recorded a studio version of “It’s a Lovely Day,” the song that he said goodbye with in his final episode of SNL earlier this month as his punk rock character Ian Rubbish. The song, which was a poignant and fitting way for Armisen to leave the show, is available at, along with an album cover, lyrics, and some previously-released Ian Rubbish songs. Armisen recorded the track at the studio Serious Business Music in NYC and was joined by Bill Hader on bass, Jason Sudeikis on drums, and Taran Killam on guitar with Carrie Brownstein, Aimee Mann, Sonic Youth’s Kim Gordon, Dinosaur Jr.’s J. Mascis, and the Sex Pistols’ Steve Jones also playing with them. Hopefully, Armisen keeps using the Ian Rubbish website to drop new songs whenever he feels like it forever and ever.

Fred Armisen Recorded a Studio Version of His ‘SNL’ […]