Rebel Rebel

Now that the dust has settled on the shows, can we discuss the band covering Rebel Rebel? Was it just me or did they crush it? And I know there has been cover backlash as of late but this was a treat and it was awesome. How does Evil Little Goat get more PR than covering an all time great, for the first and only time, and doing a fine fine job of it?
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  • One of the highlights for me. The band nailed it! Can't wait for the bootlegs. 
  • mace1229mace1229 Posts: 3,612
    edited September 2018
    Agree. Love the song, love the cover.
    I don’t care how rare E-goat is, it’s a pretty dumb song. It’s never played for a reason. The only cool thing about it is to say you heard it and cross it off a list. Otherwise it would be a disappointment.
    id rather say I heard Rebel Rebel instead.
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    Yeah I much rather would have heard rebel rebel than out of my mind at Fenway. Was actually really hoping for it. 
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  • JP218404JP218404 NJPosts: 885
    Was a very good version. Looking forward to hearing the bootleg to make sure it was really as good as I thought 
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  • Personally I thought evil little goat was quite awesome live. It was way better than I expected.

    as for rebel rebel, they crushed it. Terrific cover.
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  • Edved007Edved007 Milwaukee, WIPosts: 903
    Rebel Rebel was the highlight of the U.S dates I attended (Seattle 1 & 2, Chicago 1 & 2, and Boston 2). First of all I love Bowie and particularly that song, but I thought they did a great job at it. Like someone else mentioned I can't wait for the boot to make sure it was as good as I perceived at the time! Awesome cover, hope they mix that in here and there going forward, it wouldn't kill anyone to sub something like this for Baba or Rockin once in a while..
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  • BrainofBGABrainofBGA AustraliaPosts: 2,359
    Sounds as though there are plenty of positive comments about the performance. Is there any speculation regarding why they played this Bowie track!? 
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  • DiRtYyELLoWoCeAnDiRtYyELLoWoCeAn Medford, MaPosts: 1,605
    Yeah I much rather would have heard rebel rebel than out of my mind at Fenway. Was actually really hoping for it. 
    I was hoping for this instead of 2 nights of taillights fade. But they didnt that with draw the line by Aerosmith in '16 at the Fenway shows too. I've from Boston born and raised and I would've preferred Bowie to The Standells! Hell, I would've taken a bunch of other "boston based" covers over that!
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  • cwjacwja Posts: 106
    It was definitely an excellent surprise. Wouldn’t mind seeing it mixed in to sets in the future, but hopefully not overdone.
  • If it was near as awesome as I remember it being it’s darn good  - I don’t know if I’ve ever been this genuinely surprised and thrilled
    with a cover.
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  • courtmcccourtmcc South JerseyPosts: 1,143
    Of course the one show I skip, they cover fucking Bowie!
  • Not to rub it in, but I was a kid in a candy store. I think the people around me (come on fellow Ten Clubbers)  thought I was nuts. They brought out the trophy and I went from (oh, a rehash of All the Way, okay - I'll bite) and then they do Bowie? Never had a chance to see him and he's become a top five artist/band and that's as close as I'll ever get. 
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  • JP218404JP218404 NJPosts: 885
    CP218430 said:
    Not to rub it in, but I was a kid in a candy store. I think the people around me (come on fellow Ten Clubbers)  thought I was nuts. They brought out the trophy and I went from (oh, a rehash of All the Way, okay - I'll bite) and then they do Bowie? Never had a chance to see him and he's become a top five artist/band and that's as close as I'll ever get. 
    It was fantastic. A great NEW cover.  You’re not nuts. 
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 20,118
    zero clue what rebel rebel is.  I m glad they didn’t play it at wrigley 2 because I would have been lost. 
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • JP218404JP218404 NJPosts: 885
    mcgruff10 said:
    zero clue what rebel rebel is.  I m glad they didn’t play it at wrigley 2 because I would have been lost. 
    The david Bowie song. Ya don’t know it?
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 20,118
    JP218404 said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    zero clue what rebel rebel is.  I m glad they didn’t play it at wrigley 2 because I would have been lost. 
    The david Bowie song. Ya don’t know it?
    I am not a Bowie fan.  His music is not my cup of tea. 
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • jjsimon99jjsimon99 ChicagolandPosts: 11
    Sounds as though there are plenty of positive comments about the performance. Is there any speculation regarding why they played this Bowie track!? 
    They played on the video screens before the highlight of a Cubs grand slam home run from a few days before. The hitter - David Bote...
    Bote - Bowie 
    That was all we could think of.
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  • Joe Maddon wanted Bote's walk on music to be Rebel Rebel. Eddie took it and ran. Bote didn't. But we all benefited. 
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  • pjman75pjman75 IndianaPosts: 792
    Another reason why this show will probably always be the most special setlist I've ever attended.  All personal reasons of course, but this setlist is still showing me why it meant to so much to my family weeks later.  For the record, I never knew the lyrics to Rebel Rebel until this past weekend.  Thanks again to the band and much love to all of you.
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    mcgruff10 said:
    JP218404 said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    zero clue what rebel rebel is.  I m glad they didn’t play it at wrigley 2 because I would have been lost. 
    The david Bowie song. Ya don’t know it?
    I am not a Bowie fan.  His music is not my cup of tea. 
    Thats not excuse, thats like saying I'm not a Spears fan so I've never heard of Hit Me Baby.
    You're missing out. Not a huge Bowie fan either, but its a great song.
  • lolobugglolobugg BLUE RDGE MTNSPosts: 7,848
    It was great. and a great surprise. It helped make Wrigley N1 my fave of the 4 shows I saw.

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  • JP218404JP218404 NJPosts: 885
    mace1229 said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    JP218404 said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    zero clue what rebel rebel is.  I m glad they didn’t play it at wrigley 2 because I would have been lost. 
    The david Bowie song. Ya don’t know it?
    I am not a Bowie fan.  His music is not my cup of tea. 
    Thats not excuse, thats like saying I'm not a Spears fan so I've never heard of Hit Me Baby.
    You're missing out. Not a huge Bowie fan either, but its a great song.
    See now!  that should be Jack Irons next Birthday Request!  
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  • jjtormeyjjtormey ChicagoPosts: 462
    Went to the PJ show...went to first Cubs' home game after the shows...David Bote's new walk up music...Rebel, Rebel. Made it even more special...another direct connection between two of my favs...PJ & Cubs.
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  • mcgruff10mcgruff10 New JerseyPosts: 20,118
    mace1229 said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    JP218404 said:
    mcgruff10 said:
    zero clue what rebel rebel is.  I m glad they didn’t play it at wrigley 2 because I would have been lost. 
    The david Bowie song. Ya don’t know it?
    I am not a Bowie fan.  His music is not my cup of tea. 
    Thats not excuse, thats like saying I'm not a Spears fan so I've never heard of Hit Me Baby.
    You're missing out. Not a huge Bowie fan either, but its a great song.
    I just listened to it and I am not  a fan. 
    I'll ride the wave where it takes me......
  • massive thin white duke fan here and i would have pooped my pants if they covered it at the shows i saw
    great cover choice. imo


  • Micheyb21Micheyb21 Bournemouth, EnglandPosts: 122
    Love this song and it sounded epic on the youtube videos i saw. I would have loved them to have played it at the London shows. 
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  • I was floored when I heard it at Wrigley, but I’m a Bowie fan. The rest of my section...was hit or miss. 

  • crookedcrosscrookedcross Right Near Da Beach, BoiiiPosts: 1,051
    Crushed it.  But again I don't think I've ever heard that song live
  • ZodZod Posts: 6,228
    I got to see Bowie on what ended up being his last tour.  I remember Rebel Rebel being a standout song that I really enjoyed during his set.   Very much looking forward to PJ's take on it.
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