There’s a popular trend the past few years whereby popular musical acts perform their classic albums in full during a concert. Music festivals like Pitchfork have been the scene of many of these full album covers, and Rock & Roll weirdos The Flaming Lips are currently performing the album The Soft Bulletin on some summer tour dates.
The Lips are also covering another album on select tour dates … and it’s not even one of their own. The band’s version of Pink Floyd’s Dark Side of the Moon (recorded and released last year) will be performed in its entirety again when the group plays Red Rocks in Colorado early next month. —-
Another fan of full album covers is Beck, who concocted a “Record Club” featuring members of bands like Wilco, MGMT and Sonic Youth (among others) taking on full albums like Leonard Cohen’s Songs of Leonard Cohen, Velvet Underground’s legendary debut full-length and Skip Spence’s Oar, as well as less expected selections like INXS’s Kick and Yanni’s Live at the Acropolis (?!). Give ‘em a listen here.