Former Stone Roses
frontman UNKLE received a typically rapturous reception when he jumped onstage at midnight to provide vocals on the UNKLE track ‘Be There’. Ian Brown provided vocals on the track when it was released as a single in 1999.
The collective also performed ‘If Dolphins Were Monkeys’ from Ian Brown‘s ‘Golden Greats’ LP, before unveiling the fierce orchestral breakbeat of ‘R.E.I.G.N.’, the chorus of which went “I am the reign, I am the lightning”. The recorded version features KLF‘s former Roses bandmate Mani on bass.
Earlier in the evening, Pulp‘s Jarvis Cocker manned the turntables with his Desperate Sound System to play Black Sabbath’s ‘War Pigs’ and Status Quo’s ‘In the Army Now’
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