Watch Dead Milkmen cover David Bowie, Blue Öyster Cult in Laurel Hill Cemetery
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This past Friday night, Philly punk scene icons Dead Milkmen embraced the grey skies and brisk temperatures of autumn to play a concert at a crypt. Seriously.
For the second time in recent years, the Milkmen performed a benefit gig for East Falls haunt (har har) Laurel Hill Cemetery by using the Receiving Tomb Mausoleum just off of Hunting Park Avenue as their stage. The show was sold out, the crowd turned out in force despite the misty skies, and the band rocked a set of classics, new jams and a couple well-chosen cover songs.
Most notably, there was “The Jean Genie” by David Bowie, featuring backup vocals from Rob Windfelder of opening act LIVENOTONEVIL. The Dead Milkmen also opened the show with Blue Öyster Cult’s “Don’t Fear the Reaper,” and rocked Prince’s “Little Red Corvette” in the mix as well. Check out fan videos of all three below by YouTube user Philly Part Two, along with the full setlist of the show.
Don’t Fear The Reaper (Blue Öyster Cult cover)
Pretty Music for Pretty People
Punk Rock Girl
Big Words Make the Baby Jesus Cry
Methodist Coloring Book
Now I Wanna Hold Your Dog
Prisoner’s Cinema (Feat. Hot Breakfast)
Bitchin’ Camaro Intro >
Little Red Corvette (Prince cover)
Beach Party Vietnam
Smokin’ Banana Peels
If You Love Somebody, Set Them on Fire
Mary Ann Cotton
The Jean Genie (David Bowie cover)
The Woman Who Was Also a Mongoose
If The Kids Could Git Together
Two Feet Off the Ground