December 9, 2005 10:45

Mercury Rev pay tribute to John Lennon

The band cover one of his songs at London show

Mercury Rev pay tribute to John Lennon
Mercury Rev paid tribute to John Lennon at their London show last night (December 8).

The band was playing a one-off show at Shepherd’s Bush Empire, on the 25th anniversary of The Beatles' legend’s murder.

To mark the occasion, the Rev played ‘God’, a track lifted from Lennon’s 1970 ‘Plastic Ono Band’ album. The crowd broke into a round of applause when they realised what was being performed.

Mercury Rev also covered Bob Dylan’s ‘Gotta Serve Somebody’, though the performance was dominated by songs from the band’s most recent album ‘The Secret Migration’.

The set was:

‘Secret For A Song’
‘Black Forest (Lorelei)’
‘Tonite It Shows’
‘Tides Of The Moon’
‘My Love’
‘The Funny Bird’
‘Vermillion’
‘Everlasting Arm’
‘Opus 40’/’Gotta Serve Somebody’
‘God’
‘Holes’
‘In The Wilderness’
‘Diamonds’
‘Little Rhymes’
‘First-Time Mother’s Joy’
‘The Dark Is Rising’

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