There are some things so epic and wonderful that I cannot keep them to myself. This is one of those things. A very rare video of the incomparable Patti Smith performing “Land: Horses/Land of 1,000 Dances/La Mer (De)/Gloria” at Carnegie Hall in New York on March 11, 2014 as part of the Tibet House benefit concert.
This video is reason enough that you should see Patti Smith every chance you get and coming soon, you will see a video of her paying tribute to Lou Reed and it will bring a tear to your eye. But that’s for another time. For now, get ready to ROCK with Patti!
The headline above is correct! On March 11, 2014 at Carnegie Hall in New York, as part of a benefit concert for the Tibet House, a once in a lifetime pairing happened on stage: Bernard Sumner of New Order and Joy Division with Iggy Pop! The pair sang Joy Division’s “Transmission” and “Love Will Tear Us Apart” as well as the New Order rarity “Californian Grass.”
Videos of the later two songs have not only been posted on According2g.com, but they’ve gone viral (with “Love Will Tear Us Apart” achieving over 35,000 views in the first 24 hours) and have ended up on nearly every major music publication from NME to Rolling Stone to Spin Magazine, and although those sites merely posted the videos with no credit given to me for taking/posting the video, it’s still a huge honor.
As a result, I’m giving you, my dear readers yet another world exclusive – Iggy Pop and Bernard Sumner of New Order and Joy Division performing “Transmission.” Websites, if you want to post the video, please give credit where credit is due – not just for me, but across the board and at all times! Removing the video and keeping it private for me and my readers is as easy as the click of a button.
Videos of Iggy Pop (performing “Nightclubbing” and Patti Smith performing “Perfect Day” by Lou Reed) will be coming soon, so stay tuned!!!!!
Patti Smith and Iggy Pop live at Carnegie Hall - February 26, 2010
For the 20th anniversary celebration of Tibet House concerts, composer Philip Glass pulled out all the stops. The event was called “Philip Glass and Friends” and it took place at New York’s legendary Carnegie Hall on February 26, 2010. As if seeing one of the most influential composers of the modern age wasn’t enough, his friends that came along to entertain us were Russian anti-folk hero Regina Spektor, the NY gypsy-punk band Gogol Bordello, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Patti Smith and soon to be inducted Hall of Famer Iggy Pop! Holy Cow! Patti Smith covered the O’Jays’ classic “Love Train,” before finishing with a show-stopping “Gloria.” When I heard the opening notes of that song, I had instant recall of why I decided to trek out in a blizzard to see this show! She brought the house down and further secured her place as a goddess in the world of G. Who can follow an act like that? Iggy Pop! Iggy played “The Passenger” and “I Wanna Be Your Dog.” Wow! What an evening.