Watch Dinosaur Jr. Cover Neil Young’s “Cortez The Killer” With Kurt Vile
Dinosaur Jr. just kicked off a seven-night run of shows at NYC’s Bowery Ballroom in celebration of the 30th anniversary of their debut album, Dinosaur. Every night, they’re playing Dinosaur in its entirety plus an entire second setlist of career-spanning material, and every night they’re bringing out a few special guests. Last night, as BrooklynVegan reports, those guests included Henry Rollins introducing the band from the balcony, Steve Gunn coming out to sing on “Yeah We Know,” Eleanor Friedberger singing on “Get Me,” Kurt Vile singing and playing guitar on “Crumble,” and Kim Gordon singing on “Don’t,” which she also performed with Dinosaur Jr. three years ago at Terminal 5. The concert concluded with Kurt Vile returning for a cover of Neil Young’s “Cortez The Killer,” also featuring Thurston Moore collaborator John Moloney on a second drum kit. Watch Vile assisting with “Cortez The Killer” and Gordon performing “Don’t” below.
UPDATE: On night #2, Fred Armisen and Lee Ranaldo joined Dinosaur Jr. on “Cortez The Killer.” Armisen also led the band on “Hey Policeman!,” by his punk character Ian Rubbish, and “Feel The Pain.”