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Arcade Fire and the Pope Cover Neil Young’s ‘Come on Baby Let’s Go Downtown’

Rock legend gets the 'Relektor' tour honor in Winnipeg

picture-22380-1373903912By: Dan Reilly // August 15, 2014

Another Arcade Fire show brought yet another cover of a great local artist. The Montreal-based band is currently on its way through a short Canadian leg of its Reflektor tour, and their recent Calgary set a one-two punch of Loverboy’s “Working for the Weekend” and Feist’s “I Feel It All.” Last night, in Winnipeg, they opted to honor Neil Young with one of his deeper cuts, “Come on Baby Let’s Go Downtown” from 1975’s Tonight’s the Night. The rendition is fairly straightforward, featuring a bit more pep and speed than Neil’s original, but the most striking part is watching Win Butler prance around the stage in a Pope Francis mask. Unlike some of the other recent Arcade Fire covers, this fan-shot video actually features good sound and some decent camera work, so dig in up top.