Glastonbury Flashback: The Dead Weather on the Pyramid Stage, 2010
We continue our build up to Glastonbury Festival 2019 by looking back at some of favourite moments from Worthy Farm’s iconic Pyramid Stage.
The Dead Weather, Jack White’s supergroup born our of Nashville, Tennessee, were given the somewhat uncompromising task of livening up the Pyramid Stage at 5pm on a Saturday while hangovers still lingered and the will to power through battled with the senses.
However, with Jack White on drums and the menacing attitude of The Kills’ very own Alison Mosshart… anything is possible. Back that up with the smooth bass of The Raconteurs’ Jack Lawrence and the relentless riffs from Queens of the Stone Age guitarist Dean Fertita and you’ve got yourself a band ready for the Pyramid Stage.
At this point of the Saturday at Glastonbury the schedule is beginning to offer up some problems. The Dead Weather were handed a potential clash with The Cribs and The National who played back-to-back on the Other Stage and, to add further issues, hip-shaking pop star Shakira was due to play directly after Jack White and Co.
However, with that in mind, there’s something wonderfully beautiful about the idea of some fresh faced Shakira fans heading to the Pyramid Stage early in order to get a good viewing spot and then, out of nowhere, those faces being seemingly melted to pieces just moments later by Dead Weather.
At this point of the band’s formation, they had songs from their debut album Horehound and the newly released follow up Sea of Cowards to choose from.
Opening up though, the band put together an instrumental rendition of Captain Beefheart’s ‘Sure ‘Nuff ‘n’ Yes, I Do’ and it set the tone for the next 40 minutes. Mixing their own relentless material with cover versions, Dead Weather managed include references to Bob Dylan and Them in their set.
Check it out and find the setlist, below:
The Dead Weather Glastonbury setlist:
‘Sure ‘Nuff ‘n’ Yes, I Do’ (Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band song) ’60 Feet Tall’ ‘Hang You From the Heavens’ ‘You Just Can’t Win’ (Them cover) ‘So Far From Your Weapon’ ‘I Cut Like a Buffalo’ ‘No Horse’ ‘The Difference Between Us’ ‘Hustle and Cuss’ ‘Blue Blood Blues’ ‘Die by the Drop’ ‘New Pony’ (Bob Dylan cover) ‘Treat Me Like Your Mother’ ‘Will There Be Enough Water?’