Sunday, July 22nd, 2012
Spoon covers The Rolling Stones
Frank YangIf you’ve been thinking we’re about due for a new Spoon record, what with a good two and a half years having passed since 2010’s Transference, then I’d say you’re probably right. However that’s not going to be happening – not anytime soon, at least – because frontman Britt Daniel has been busy working with Dan Boeckner, ex-Handsome Furs and Wolf Parade, and Sam Brown from New Bomb Turks in a new project called Divine Fits – their debut album A Thing Called Divine Fits is due out August 28.
Last Thursday night, July 12, marked the 50th anniversary of the first ever gig by The Rolling Stones, and while a new record from the legends is anticipated by exactly no one, it’s been widely expected that the band will stage some kind of anniversary tour to mark the event, with Keith Richards having confirmed they’ve been rehearsing and Mick Jagger speculating that they could be back on stage as early as this Fall.
What’s one got to do with the other? Not much, save that it lets me post this recording of Spoon covering the Stones recorded in September 28 at the Fillmore West in San Francisco; it was a fixture of their live sets circa Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga, with the band frequently closing their shows with it. That’s all.