Listen: The Arcade Fire - "Roll Over Beethoven" (Chuck Berry cover)

The Arcade Fire cover a classic jam from the godfather of rock and roll in his home city of St. Louis.
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The Arcade Fire have been taking covers of famous local artists to the stage on their U.S. tour right now, and, following an unfortunate incident where they played Kansas's "Dust in the Wind" in Missouri, they proved their mastery of American geography by performing Chuck Berry's classic "Roll Over Beethoven" in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. It's a great cover, showing off that the band can do straightforward, rollicking rock and roll numbers just as well as they can do maximal, orchestral jams. Check it out courtesy one intrepid fan with a video camera.