Over the years, across incarnations, Greg Dulli’s done great covers — from Björk to TLC to the Beatles and back. At the Gutters Twins tour launch at Bowery Ballroom on Thursday, he and Mark Lanegan tore into Massive Attack’s “Live With Me” (which they covered together previously, on Dulli project Twilight Singers’ Stitch In Time EP) and José González’s “Down The Line,” which is ready to be watched below. Just don’t let the darkness eat you up.

The over-excited guy close to the video mic is funny. His “I never heard this song … it sounds pretty” at the beginning, ecstatic yowl at the end. A convert. If you’d prefer the song without those interjections, check back to this version. We’ve been listening to and digging Saturnalia — including the dark, rocking “Idle Hands” — so it’s good to see they rocked some songs off of that, too. The rest of the set list and links to additional vids after the jump.

SETLIST (via Spin):

01 “All Misery/Flowers”
02 “God’s Children”
03 “The Body”
04 “Live With Me” (Massive Attack cover)
05 “Seven Stories Underground”
06 “The Stations” / “Idle Hands”
07 “Circle the Fringes”
08 “Bete Noire”
09 “Down the Line” (Jose Gonzalez cover)
10 “Who Will Lead Us Now”
11 “Each to Each”
12 “Front Street”
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13 “River Rise” (Mark Lanegan solo track)
14 “Papillon” (Twilight Singers)
15 “No Easy Action” (Mark Lanegan solo track)
16 “King Only” (Twilight Singers)
17 “Methamphetamine Blues” (Mark Lanegan solo track)
18 “I Was in Love With You”

Watch some of those moments in video form here. Not all the tunes come off great, but what better way to spend Valentine’s Day than with the man who sweat through “Conjure Me” all those years ago? OK, we can think of a couple.

Saturnalia is out 3/4 on Sub Pop.

Comments (3)
  1. That was a pretty decent cover – I like it as much as the original.

  2. Saw the second show in Paris yesterday. Very disappointing. These two just don’t mix. Please free Mark Lanegan!

  3. Amelie=Freak  |   Posted on Feb 20th, 2008 0

    I saw the second show in Paris, and I disagree with Thierry: they were actually pretty good for their second show. Lanegan’s still, stiff, dead-tones mingle well with Dulli’s higher, more charismatic delivery. I really enjoyed their cover of “Live With Me.”

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