Arcade Fire Brings More Cowbell to “My Body is a Cage”

The Arcade Fire’s funereal climax on Neon Bible, “My Body is a Cage,” got a jaunty reworking for Australian audiences on Triple J Radio yesterday. With the addition of some very domineering cowbell (to Christopher Walken’s delight) and substitution of the original pipe organ with choral harmonizing, the haunted church vibe of the studio version here becomes haunted steakhouse, and sounds all more menacing because of it. They also played their Reflektor hit, “Normal Person.”