Arctic Monkeys Fulfill Your Indie Dreams, Cover The Strokes' "Is This It"

Alex Turner just wanted to be one of The Strokes, and he's trying his best to become one.

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Jul 25 2018, 9:27am

Both images: Christian Bertrand / Shutterstock

The first line on Arctic Monkeys' new album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino is "I just wanted to be one of The Strokes." Assuming Monkeys lead singer Alex Turner writes biographically, I guess we could say that he's probably a pretty big Strokes fan. Now, we have some kind of confirmation: Arctic Monkeys covered The Strokes' iconic "Is This It" at a show in Queens last night. It's a pretty reverential, straight-up cover, without any big changes, but hey: if a song's great, why try to change it? Watch it go down below:

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