The Arcade Fire’s current tour has seen the indie-rock darlings trotting out a variety of high-profile covers, including R.E.M.’s “Radio Free Europe” and Blondie’s “Heart of Glass” with Debbie Harry herself. Now the band’s turned to Echo & The Bunnymen, bringing Ian McCulloch onstage in London tonight to perform that band’s 1983 classic “The Cutter.”
Check out the video below (via Pitchfork).
Video: Ian McCulloch and Aracade Fire, “The Cutter” (London, 6/6/14)
Makes sense. They sound so much like the Bunnymen, “only [their] hairstylist knows for sure.”
Spot on, Scott. There were a few times in the clip where I wasn’t sure who was singing!
Well, sir or madam, you’re one up on me. I just remember the first time I heard “Keep the Car Running,” and I thought, “Dear Me. Not one of Ian’s better efforts, is it?”