Band pay tribute to Black Francis following threat
Following their short cover version of ‘Monkey Gone To Heaven’ at T In The Park yesterday, frontman Grant Nicholas told the audience at Oxegen they had been coaxed into doing it.
“We weren’t going to play this song until someone threatened to kick seven shades of shit out of us if we didn’t,” he explained. “So this one is dedicated to Michele.”
Nicholas then played a short, unaccompanied snippet of the song as he urged the crowd to sing along before declaring: “Here’s to the genius of Black Francis.”
The band then launched into ‘Buck Rogers’, sending the crowd into a frenzied sing-a-long.
Later in the set, the band covered Foo Fighters‘ ‘All My Life’ midway through their own song ‘Lost And Found’, with the audience once again joining in.
Nicholas was in energetic form throughout, telling the crowd: “It’s been two years [since we played here] and it’s great to be back.”
He then revealed that the band plan to return to Eire for shows this winter.
Earlier in the day, bassist Taka Hirose had been unwell but recovered in time for the sunset performance and duly had his name chanted by the crowd during ‘Feeling The Moment’.
The trio also played T In The Park the same weekend. NME.COM caught up with the band backstage at the Scottish bash. You can watch the interview by clicking on the link below.
At Oxegen Feeder played:
‘Come Back Around’
‘Feeling The Moment’
‘Pushing The Senses’
‘Just The Way I’m Feeling’
‘Monkey Gone to Heaven’/’Buck Rogers’
‘Lost And Found’/’All My Life’
‘Just A Day’
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