During the spring of 1997, Art Alexakis embarked on a two-week solo acoustic
tour of the United States. During the tour, he performed a number of
Everclear classics, but also threw in some covers for good measure.
One such cover ended up becoming the unofficial "show opener" during
a good portion of the tour - Neil Young's "Harvest".
This particular performance of "Harvest" was recorded at the Birchmere
in Alexandria, Virginia, just outside of Washington, D.C., on Thursday, April 10th, 1997.
There aren't too many great recordings floating around of Art's solo tour,
but this one is one of the best.
Art Alexakis - "Harvest" [3,365 KB]
Normally, there will just be one "Song of the Moment". But with this being
White Lightning's grand debut, I figured it'd be worth having a second.
You have to admit it - some Everclear songs just sound better live. That's more
than likely a testament to how great a live band Everclear is.
One example is "Like a California King". The studio version from So Much
for the Afterglow is amazing. But there's just something about this song
that resonates when it's cranked up to eleven.
This performance of "Like a California King" was recorded at the Roseland
Ballroom in New York on Thursday, June 4th, 1998.
Everclear - "Like a California King" (Live) [5,002 KB]
NOTE - Auctioning these songs on CD-R's will result in a whole host
of negative feedback. You've been warned. Thanks!