Friday, October 30, 2009
What is it about Halloween that makes you want to listen to covers?
"Run This Town" - Lil' Wayne
"Thriller" - Imogen Heap
"Sexual Healing" - The Hot 8 Brass Band
"Diamonds Are Forever" - Arctic Monkeys
"The Same Old Song" - Iron and Wine
"In The Aeroplane Over the Sea" - Fanfarlo
I was lucky enough to be in attendance last night at Madison Square Garden where the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame held its absolutely epic 25th anniversary concert. From the opening solo Jerry Lee Lewis performance of "Whole Lotta Shakin' Going On" to the grand finale (6 full hours later) when Bruce Springsteen led the musicians and the crowd in a sing-a-long of “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher” this was rock & roll at its finest. The set list is here and some video highlights are below.
Simon and Garfunkel - “The Sounds of Silence”
Stevie Wonder with John Legend - “The Way You Make Me Feel”
John Fogerty and Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band - “Oh, Pretty Woman”