The stage set for their You Oughta Know Live session, Walk The Moon insisted on kicking things off with their cover of David Bowie‘s “Let’s Dance” before they did anything else. Few songs in the history of music dial up the energy so quickly, and fewer songs yet have been able to articulate serious fun so aptly as “Let’s Dance,” and so of course a band so striving for a good time would take it as a warm-up. And so dance Walk The Moon did while they worked through the jam, throwing in yelps, harmonized vocals and a ripping guitar solo as needed. And then through the rest of their Live session let’s sway, shall we?
Speaking with us before their session, the boys of Walk The Moon called Bowie a “huge influence” and an “idol,” and suggested that they keep covers like “Let’s Dance” on hand as a “neat little nugget” for fans. “Covers are a good way to capture someone’s attention,” guitarist Eli Maiman explained. To which bassist Kevin Ray quickly corrected, “Not that anybody ever doses off during out shows.” They’re not losing anybody with this.