Watch Umphrey’s McGee & Andy Frasco + The U.N. Face Off At Red Rocks: Pro-Shot Video

Experience the instant classic exchange that was the UM/Frasco face-off at the iconic Colorado venue.

By Nate Todd Jun 21, 2022 10:20 am PDT

Umphrey’s McGee shared pro-shot video of their Red Rocks face-off with Andy Frasco & The U.N. on Saturday. The instant classic exchange saw the bands, with Frasco and company performing from atop the venue’s soundboard canopy, trying to out rock each other with songs from Led Zeppelin, Rage Against The Machine and more.

The UM/Frasco fiasco came during Umphrey’s second set at the iconic Colorado venue, which is something of the home turf for Denver resident Andy Frasco. UM guitarist Brendan Bayliss launched the exchange by hilariously apologizing for Andy Frasco And The U.N.’s performance after Umphrey’s delivered an 18-minute “Nothing Too Fancy.” Frasco would make a rebuttal, declaring UM, “fucking rich kids” followed by “no more 20-minute songs!” Read an excerpt from JamBase’s coverage of the concert below:

Brendan Bayliss then paused to speak to the audience, apologizing for what he (jokingly) characterized as Andy Frasco and The U.N.’s “immature, a little bit disturbing and just gross” experience. Frasco and his bandmates were set up on top of the front-of-house cover above the soundboard, and responded with a version of Led Zeppelin’s “Immigrant Song” with the lyrics changed entirely to the repeating of “fuck you.”

UM responded with Rage Against The Machine’s “Bombtrack,” which was answered by Frasco & Co. playing “We’re An American Band” altering the Grand Funk Railroad song’s lyrics to “We’re in the opening band.” The back and forth who-could-rock-harder battle continued, including Frasco leading his side’s take on RATM with “Bulls On Parade” and UM coyishly ending the battle with J.J. Cale’s “Cocaine” and Bayliss declaring “We win!”

Watch pro-shot video of the UM/Frasco face-off below:

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