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See Morrissey’s Earnest Ramones Cover at Brooklyn Concert

Singer performs “Judy Is a Punk” at tour-ending Kings Theatre gig

During the encore of Morrissey‘s Brooklyn concert Saturday night, the former Smiths singer paid tribute to the Ramones, one of neighboring borough Queens’ greatest musical exports, with an earnest cover of the punk legends’ “Judy Is a Punk.”

“Judy Is a Punk” is among the 17 Ramones favorites Morrissey handpicked for his 2014 Record Store Day exclusive, Morrissey Curates the Ramones.

As Billboard notes, during Morrissey’s Brooklyn show, the singer commented briefly on the U.S. presidential election before “World Peace Is None of Your Business,” broached the subject of police brutality head on with a performance of his 2006 B-side “Ganglord” and addressed his undying anti-meat stance during “Meat Is Murder.”

“Judy Is a Punk” wasn’t the only region-minded cover Morrissey has performed on his brief, four-date American tour, which concluded Saturday at Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre: At the singer’s Louisville concert, he covered Sparks’ “Moon Over Kentucky” live for the first time in seven years.

After a monthlong tour through Australia and Asia, Morrissey returns to America for a 10-date trek starting November 4th in Irvine, California. 

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