Vampire Weekend Vinyl Only Live Album Features Bob Dylan Cover -
Vampire Weekend Frog on the Bass Drum

Vampire Weekend Frog on the Bass Drum

Vampire Weekend Vinyl Only Live Album Features Bob Dylan Cover

by Paul Cashmere on June 8, 2023

in News

Vampire Weekend have released a live album ‘Frog on the Bass Drum Vol 1’ on vinyl only and it includes at 9 minute version of Bob Dylan’s ‘Jokerman’.

Bob Dylan’s ‘Jokerman’ was from his 1984 album ‘Infidels’. Dylan’s version had an all star cast with guitars from Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits), Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones), keyboard by Alan Clark (Dire Straits) and a rhythm section from Robbie Shakespeare and Sly Dunbar.

Vampire Weekend performed the Dylan song 15 times between 2018 and 2019 on the Father of the Bride tour and once again at Fuji Rock Festival in Japan in 2022.

‘Frog on the Bass Drum Vol 01’ was sourced from the Vampire Weekend 7 June 2019 show in Indianapolis. It was the first time Vampire Weekend had ever performed ‘Jokerman’.

Frog on the Bass Drum Vol. 01 Tracklist:
01. Sunflower
02. Unbelievers
03. Run
04. Ladies of Cambridge
05. This Life
06. Request Zone + Pizza Party
07. M79
08. Jokerman

The full set list from the show was:

Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa
White Sky
Boston (Ladies of Cambridge)
This Life
Unbearably White
Diplomat’s Son
Harmony Hall
Diane Young
Oxford Comma
Hannah Hunt
The Kids Don’t Stand a Chance

Obvious Bicycle
Big Blue
Pizza Party
How Long?

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