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My Morning Jacket made their latest appearance at Bonnaroo another memorable one when they debuted a cover of Kate Bush’s resurgent hit “Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God)” during their late night performance on Saturday.
Providing their own spin on the song with galloping guitars and Jim James’ passionate vocals standing in contrast to Bush’s more delicate delivery, MMJ added a cover to their repertoire well worth playing again. Watch the performance below.
MMJ also debuted their take on Traffic’s “Feelin’ Alright?” and paid tribute to late Fleetwood Mac keyboardist/vocalist Christine McVie when James weaved in lyrics from “Songbird” into “Phone Went West” from their 2001 sophomore album, At Dawn. Check out the setlist for their nearly three-hour performance below.
“Running Up That Hill” saw a massive surge in renewed interest last year after a prominent placement in Stranger Things Season 4. In addition to achieving a new peak of No. 1 in the UK, the track became Bush’s first Top 5 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 nearly four decades after its release.
Earlier this month, MMJ celebrated one of their most fabled Bonnaroo appearances by releasing a live recording of their 2004 performance on vinyl. Their most recent studio album, My Morning Jacket, was released in 2021.
My Morning Jacket Bonnaroo 2023 Setlist:
Off the Record
Lucky to Be Alive
Touch Me I’m Going to Scream Pt. 2
Running Up That Hill (A Deal with God) [Kate Bush cover]
Phone Went West
Feelin’ Alright? (Traffic cover)
Holdin on to Black Metal
Love Love Love
Spring (Among the Living)
Touch Me I’m Going to Scream Pt. 1
One Big Holiday