The Presidents Of The United States Of America (authors of “Lump”) were joined by not just one, but two formerly Jewfro’d musical legends at LA’s The Roxy last Friday: Satirical visionary Weird Al Yankovic, who reworked the Presidents’ big hit as the Forrest-saluting “Gump,” assisted in what was an undoubtedly transcedent cover of “More Than A Feeling”; and MC5 axeman Wayne Kramer, who helped essay the perennial “Kick Out The Jams” earlier in the night. Preliminary YouTube searches provided no documentation of either performance, but they did reveal another run through the anthem courtesy of Kramer and three other goofballs who’ve seen better decades.
A year ago, Wayne was joined by guitarrorists Slash, Tom Morello (in acoustic Nightwatchman mode) and Nuno Freakin’ Bettencourt at SXSW for a stirring rendition of the MC5′s “Skunk (Sonically Speaking).” Sorry, “Kick Out The Jams.”
Here’s the MC5 themselves, for comparison’s sake.
Just imagine two bald dudes pogoing with de-stringed basses alongside and you get the picture.