Florence + the Machine Cover Green Day’s ‘Hitchin’ a Ride’
Once again we see how great music can eliminate silly concepts like time and national boundaries. Video has just been released from a party thrown in April during Coachella by Noisey, where Florence + the Machine covered Green Day‘s ‘Hitchin’ a Ride.’
Joining Florence + the Machine on guitar and background vocals is Dev Hynes of Blood Orange and Lightspeed Champion. Hynes has worked with Florence + the Machine on their 2009 album ‘Lungs’ and has recently served as their opening act.
This isn’t the first alternative hit Florence + the Machine have tackled. Back in May, Florence + the Machine covered Talking Heads’ ’1986 hit, ‘Wild Wild Life‘ dressed as, well, wildlife.
Yesterday, the band announced that they had to cancel the final two dates of their European tour due to a vocal injury sustained by Florence Welch. “Seriously I felt something snap,” she tweeted in explanation. “It was very frightening.” We wish her the best, but we also think maybe, for the sake of longevity, she should avoid screams like the one she lets out at 2:09 of this video.
‘Hitchin’ a Ride’ was the first single from Green Day’s 1997 album, ‘Nimrod.’ It bares no relation to the Vanity Fare Top 5 hit from 1970 of the same name.
Watch Florence + the Machine Cover Green Day’s ‘Hitchin’ a Ride’