Halloween 1997. The "new" 9:30 Club in D.C. -- when it was still appropriate to call it that after the "old" one had just closed down in late (?) 1995 -- Superchunk plays a Halloween show and hits the stage dressed in Misfits make-up and starts to roar through..."Where Eagles Dare", maybe?
Yes, it was a helluva show and one of many Superchunk gigs I saw in D.C. at the 9:30 or at Black Cat.
So here is a cover of another Misfits jam from the 'Chunk along with an acoustic version of "Breaking Down" from the excellent I Hate Music -- the tune here is almost totally different. What was near-punk and typical Superchunk on record is now sad, mournful, and yearning -- a plaintive Neil Young-ish number now.
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