When our reviewer saw Atoms for Peace last week in New York — he remarked that he felt he was seeing a performance that was truly special.
But maybe he’s a bit jealous of the audience who was able to see the band’s performance in Oakland, California last night. For the encore, Yorke and bassist Flea (whom he recruited for this, his side-project) steamed through a rendition of Joy Division’s “Love Will Tear Us Apart.”
It’s a classic. And it’s got a classic show-off, new wave bassline for Flea to pummel. The performance is a kick. We wish we had been there.
The first video has better sound, the second gets closer to the action. (Via SG)
Starts at 00:57 –
This lucky bastard is close-up!
Photo Credit: YouTube/FactoryRecords