In honor of the beginning of the Matchbox Twenty tour, we figured it'd
be appropriate to remind everyone how intense an Everclear concert can be.
Here's a raging live version of the set opener for most of the tour in
support of So Much for the Afterglow from 1997 to 1999.
This version of "So Much for the Afterglow" was recorded at the Roseland
Ballroom in New York City on June 4th, 1998.
Everclear - "So Much for the Afterglow" (Live) [4,842 KB]
Art makes the best of a sore throat on this live performance of "One Hit
Wonder", recorded for The Late Show with David Letterman on March 4th, 1999. (The
performance aired the next night, as the Late Show tapes their Friday shows
At the beginning of the clip, you'll hear Art say "melancholia". That
was Letterman's "Word of the Day" - a gag borrowed for the evening from
the old Groucho Marx game show You Bet Your Life.
On the game show, the first contestant saying the Word of the Day during
the course of the show would win a prize. (The Letterman gag, of course, was
that no one would ever spontaneously say "melancholia".)
For saying the word, Everclear was "awarded" $1500 in toy money.
Everclear - "One Hit Wonder" (Letterman) [4,679 KB]
NOTE - Auctioning these songs on CD-R's will result in a whole host
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