One of the many highlights from The Black Angels last stop in Cleveland at the Beachland Tavern this past April was their ripping take on The Stooges classic “I Wanna Be Your Dog.” It was completely unexpected. I keep up on all the live bootlegs of The Black Angels, and that song had yet to appear on any of them. In fact, I was so surprised by this cover, that it took me a couple seconds to process that opening riff.
While a live recording of the Beachland show has yet to surface, I just came across a live taping from St. Louis on the same tour. It isn’t nearly as massive as the Cleveland set, but it does have that much sought after cover of “I Wanna Be Your Dog.”
MP3:The Black Angels – I Wanna Be Your Dog (Live in St Louis)
photo by Mark Goldstein