Sure, we’ve posted our fair share of Crowded House items in recent weeks, given the release of the band’s new CD, Intriguer, this summer, its ongoing North American tour and its propensity to do things like invite David Byrne onstage in New York City to play Talking Heads songs.
That being said, we couldn’t pass this one up: Crowded House tonight posted this video of the band performing a cover of Neil Young’s “Old Man” on Wednesday night at Ruth Eckerd Hall in Clearwater, Fla. (The always-entertaining Stuck in the ’80s blog has a full review, a bunch of photos and the setlist from this particular show.)
It’s a great rendition of a great song, all the more touching — given the tune’s lyrics — because frontman Neil Finn lets his son, Liam Finn, take lead vocals. The occasion, as Neil Finn notes, was bittersweet: Ben Keith, who played with Young for four decades and performed on the original 1971 recording of “Old Man,” had died two days earlier.
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- Video: David Byrne and Crowded House play Talking Heads songs in New York
- Video: Crowded House plays ‘Twice If You’re Lucky’ on Jimmy Fallon
- Video: Crowded House and Johnny Marr cover Bowie’s ‘Moonage Daydream’
- Video: Crowded House’s ‘Saturday Sun,’ first single off ‘Intriguer’ album
- Crowded House releasing ‘Intriguer’ in June; North American tour to follow