Watch Arcade Fire Cover 'I Wanna Be Sedated' With Marky Ramone

Montreal crew also does "I Don't Wanna Go Down to the Basement" in Brooklyn

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Colin Joyce

The first night of Arcade Fire's three performances at Brooklyn's Barclays Center spawned an appearance from punk legend Buster Poindexter for his 1987 single "Hot Hot Hot," but the Win Butler and co. upped the ante for their second night. After opening sets from the Unicorns and Dan Deacon, as Consequence of Sound points out, the band teased a Talking Heads appearance before launching into the Ramones' "I Don't Wanna Go Down to the Basement" and "I Wanna Be Sedated" with Marky Ramone, the band's longtime drummer who replaced the recently deceased Tommy Ramone. Watch video of the surprise appearance by the New York icon both above and below. For more, check out other recent covers of Nirvana, Fugazi, and the Pixies.

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