As part of the encore to their Pittsburgh show at Stage AE last night, MMJ brought opener Neko Case onstage to duet with Jim James on “Islands In The Stream.” The treacly Bee Gees-penned tune was originally intended for Marvin Gaye, but instead became a #1 hit for Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton in ’83. Hearing it normally makes me LOL because it reminds me of the worst movie of all time, but in Neko and Jim’s ironic hands it’s sorta cute.

Via Pitchfork, who also point to this tweet by Neko:

I only fucked up “Islands in the Stream” because Jim pretended to “Check the fawcett” in the first verse. YOU try and not fuck that up!

Ah-ah.

Comments (10)
  1. It’s always been a good song, Scott. Quit being a wiener.

  2. DUET ALBUM, PERHAPS???

  3. I’d rather hear them cover Island in the Sun

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