LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends” is a great, great song — arguably their best, although I’ll happily stump for “Someone Great” any day — and it’s also probably the band’s most frequently covered song. On their current tour, Hot Chip have been covering Bruce Springsteen’s “Dancing In The Dark” for their encore, and they’ve occasionally been following that up with a bit of “All My Friends” as an outro. At NYC’s Webster Hall last night they played a slightly extended cover version — although it still pales in comparison to the eight-minute majesty of the original — featuring guitarist Al Doyle on lead vocals.
For their first of two shows last night, they brought out surprise guests Sinkane and LCD Soundsystem’s own Nancy Whang. That paled in comparison to who they brought out for their second show: David Byrne, who helped out on both “Dancing In The Dark” and “All My Friends.” Watch video of some of their performances below.
Nancy Whang & Sinkane: