Sunday, August 28, 2011

VIDEO: The Strokes & Jarvis Cocker cover The Cars at Reading

Things got a bit loose at the Reading festival during the headlining set Saturday night by The Strokes.

The NYC band brought out Jarvis Cocker of Pulp to perform a cover of The Cars’ classic, “Just What I Needed,” but…as the video shows…the band didn’t know the song very well – at least singer Julian Casablancas didn’t - and they fumbled through it in front of a packed house.

All was not lost as the Strokes guitarist Nick Valensi did a solid job nailing the solo, originally played by Elliott Easton.

Casablancas introduced Cocker onstage by saying: "We love and respect them, give it up for Pulp. And here he is, the Jarv, please welcome Mr Jarvis Cocker."

Pulp performed just prior to the Strokes’ closing set; Sunday night they will flip the order when the two bands play the Leeds Festival.

The The Cars

The Strokes – Just What I Needed
With guest Jarvis Cocker of Pulp
Original by The Cars
Reading festival – August 27, 2011