Saturday, June 21, 2008

Bonnaroo Superjam

Despite all the rumours, I did not think it was going to happen. But it did. Les Claypool, his drummer and Gogol Bordello covered Tom Waits during a superjam at Bonnaroo. Supposedly Kirk Hammett (Metallica) even made an appearance.

That's the way
I'll be gone
I don't wanna grow up
Way down in the hole
Cold cold ground
Russian dance
Green green grass
Just the right bullet
Dead and lovely
16 shells From A Thirty-Ought Six
Big in Japan
D's Diner
Russian Dance / outro


Alex Sobolev said...

Looks like the whole set is up on YouTube:

Adam Selzer said...

Listening to a good boot that's floating around now - this is terrific! Between this and that version of Rain Dogs, this is shaping up to be one HELL of a summer for Russian Dance fans.

dave said...

Are you talking about Bonnaroo boot? Where can I find that?

Ray said...

I was there and wasn't actually a huge fan. The songs I heard sounded bland and generic, like bad Gogol Bordello songs with none of the character and punch of the originals. The tent was packed at the beginning, and when I went back at the end there were only a few hundred people remaining. Disappointing in my book.

And yeah, Kirk came out for the last few songs, after having guested with My Morning Jacket.

Bad Town said...

Don't forget Jack White - he was there when SuperJam started, playing a few notes here and there. I can't remember how long he stayed around.

The biggest problem was they stretched out those first few Waits tunes a little too long. It felt like an hour passed just on I Don't Wanna Grow Up, Way Down in the Hole and Cold Cold Ground.

blackrider23 said...

This is what I can safely call a "band-gasm"!

ShawnNWIN said...

I was up front for this show and...
NO Jack White was not there.

I loved this set, to see Les, Eugene (plus the all the others from Gogol), and Kirk. Priceless.

It was a real treat to see these guys do Tom's songs.

Bad Town said...

Not trying to deliberately mislead anyone .... that's who I thought I saw. From 50 feet back, the guitar player with pale skin and black hair hidden beneath a cowboy hat looked pretty close.

B said...

You saw Kirk Hammett of Metallica in the cowboy hat.

They allowed taping of this set and it can be downloaded for free (and not re-sold) at: