Neutral Milk Hotel Frontman Plays For Occupy Wall Street Protesters - Noise11.com
Neutral Milk Hotel

Neutral Milk Hotel

Neutral Milk Hotel Frontman Plays For Occupy Wall Street Protesters

by Andrew Tijs on October 5, 2011

in Live,News

Jeff Magnum, from indie icons Neutral Milk Hotel, has done a solo acoustic set for the Wall Street protesters.

Neutral Milk Hotel

Neutral Milk Hotel

Pitchfork reports that Magnum did a little bit of Dylan-channelling by performing raw acoustic songs in a 35-minute set, emphasising the occasional protest elements.

He set up in New York City’s Zuccotti Park, where the protesters have made their basecamp.

He performed Neutral Milk Hotel songs ‘Song Against Sex’ from On Avery Island and ‘Holland, 1945’, ‘Ghost’, ‘Two-Headed Boy Part 2’, ‘In the Aeroplane Over the Sea’, ‘The King of Carrot Flowers Part 1’ and ‘Oh Comely’ from the band’s landmark 1998 album In An Aeroplane Over The Sea, as well as a cover of the Minutemen’s ‘Themselves’.

Video shot by the singing onlookers shows Magnum cheering on the protestors by saying, “You guys have done a beautiful fucking thing.”

Have a look at the entire set below.

Watch live streaming video from globalrevolution at livestream.com

Comments

comments

Related Posts

Hoodoo Gurus Dave Faulkner, photo by Ros OGorman
Hoodoo Gurus and You Am I Team For A Fist Full Of Rock

Hoodoo Gurus will set out on a national tour with You Am I and take Jebediah and Adalita along for a Fist Full of Rock.

8 hours ago
Blondie, Rod Laver Arena Melbourne on Thursday 6 April 2017. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Take That and Blondie Cancel London Shows After Terror Attack

Take That have today issued a statement saying that they will be rescheduling Tuesday night's Liverpool show. The band played at the Liverpool Echo Arena last night, and were due to play again tonight as part of their 'Wonderland' tour.

8 hours ago
Soundgarden, ChrisCornell - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Chris Cornell Funeral Set For Friday 26 May

The late-Chris Cornell will be laid to rest on Friday at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in a private service.

1 day ago
Nikka Costa Underneath and In Between
Nikka Costa Covers Prince On New Album

Nikka Costa's new album takes her music in a new direction with a combination of covers and original songs along with the inclusion of a rhythm section and string quartet.

2 days ago
Soundgarden, Chris Cornell - Photo By Ros O'Gorman
Chris Cornell’s Wife Vicky Issues Statement Following Husband’s Death

Vicky Cornell, the wife of the late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, has issued a detailed statement following her husband’s death in the early hours of Thursday morning.

4 days ago
Chris Cornell, the Palais Theatre St Kilda. Photo by Ros O'Gorman
Chris Cornell Took His Own Life Says Medical Examiner

Police reports are now saying that Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell hung himself after the band’s Detroit concert on Wednesday night.

5 days ago
Spandau Ballet photo by Ros O'Gorman
Chris Cornell His Last Ever Setlist

Chris Cornell played his last ever show with Soundgarden at the Fox Theatre in Detroit on May 17, 2017.

6 days ago