Not as high-quality as something we'd normally use for Song of the Moment, but it's unusual
enough that we thought we'd go ahead and make it available.
While Everclear were in Cincinnati during the 2001 Matchbox Twenty tour, they bumped into
an old friend - former Letters to Cleo / Veruca Salt drummer and current American Hi-Fi guitarist
During an open night in their schedule (March 7th), Art and Craig dropped by Bogart's to catch American
Hi-Fi's set. (American Hi-Fi were on their own tour, opening for Vast and Eve 6.) Towards the end of the
show, Stacy invited them onstage to perform an impromptu cover of Cheap
Trick's "Surrender". (The events of this evening were noted in further detail in
Craig's Tour Diary.)
The audio quality is a little sketchy - it's sourced from the Windows Media
video that appears on American Hi-Fi's Website.
Also, it appears that the music was recorded from behind the drummer - meaning that the vocals and
guitar are only heard through the drummer's wedge (the monitor speaker that the drummer uses to hear
the rest of the band during the show). We tried to remaster the sound for the MP3 in order to better hear the vocals.
(Special thanks to Bich Ngoc for tracking down the video clips!)
American Hi-Fi with Art & Craig - "Surrender" [4,269 KB]