Everclear FAQ
Final Update: March 12 2005








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(c)1997-2005 Chris Blackburn. All rights reserved.

This version and all subsequent versions are enhancements of Everclear FAQ v1.3, (c)1995 Michael Kuker & Brent Fusco.

This FAQ is a copyrighted document, subject to the rights and privileges therein. This FAQ may not be distributed for financial gain. This FAQ may not be included in commercial collections or compilations without express permission from the authors.

This FAQ is maintained in conjunction with WhiteLightning.org.

NOTE: This FAQ predominantly covers the "popular era" of the band when it consisted of Art Alexakis, Craig Montoya, and Greg Eklund. It touches on some more recent events, but not in significant detail. This FAQ will not be updated to follow the goings-on of Everclear or the projects of its current and former members. If there are any future updates, they will simply be to correct the information already contained herein.

CONTENTS:

A. Band Info and History

    A1. Who is in Everclear?
    A2. How did the band form?
    A3. What bands were the members in prior to Everclear?
    A4. How can I reach Everclear?
    A5. Is there an official fan club?
    A6. What happened to the band? I heard they broke up.

B. Band Personal Info

    B1. What are the members' birthdates?
    B2. Are they, you know... taken?
    B3. Where do they live now?
    B4. What is Alexakis' background?
    B5. How do you pronounce "Alexakis"?
    B6. What happened to Scott Cuthbert, Everclear's first drummer?
    B7. Who is Steve Birch? What's his connection to the band?
    B8. Is Art starting a label? Can I send him my band's tape?
    B9. Why did the band cancel shows in Australia in April of 1998?
    B10. At one point, Art was working on a solo album. Whatever happened to it?
    B11. Who are the extra musicians that have toured with Everclear?
    B12. I heard that Art and/or Everclear appeared in a movie. Is that true?

C. Abbreviations

D. Internet Resources

    D1. Do you know of any Everclear web pages?
    D2. Are there any mailing lists?
    D3. Is there a newsgroup?
    D4. Is there an IRC Chat channel?
    D5. Are any of the band members on the internet somewhere?

E. General Release Info

    E1. I keep hearing about an Everclear album called Pure White Evil. Why can't I find it?
    E2. What's the deal with Colorfinger's Deep in the Heart of the Beast in the Sun? How can I get a copy?
    E3. What's the deal with the Nervous and Weird EP? How can I get a copy?
    E4. What's the difference between the Fire Maple Song EP and the Fire Maple Song Maxi-Single? Which one is rare?
    E5. Is World of Noise out of print?
    E6. What are Confusion, Highly Abrasive, Strawberry Valentine, and Invoking the Mantra? Are they official releases?

F. World of Noise

    F1. Why does World of Noise sound so lo-fi?
    F2. Who was Mia Zapata?

G. Sparkle and Fade

    G1. Who are those cute kids on the cover?
    G2. In the cover photo, what's on Greg's face?
    G3. Where did that "Thank you Everclear" banner come from?
    G4. What does Art say at the beginning of "You Make Me Feel Like a Whore"?

H. So Much For the Afterglow

    H1. What's the name of the secret track at the end of So Much for the Afterglow?
    H2. Who was Brent Fusco?
    H3. In "WIDBIG", Art mentions Edgar Cayce. Who was he?
    H4. At the beginning of "One Hit Wonder", what are the words spoken in the background?

I. Learning How to Smile

    I1. "The AM Radio" sounds kinda familiar. Why?
    I2. Whose voice is it that says "here we go again" on "Here We Go Again"?
    I3. What exactly is spoken at the beginning of "Learning How to Smile"?
    I4. Who sings on "The Honeymoon Song"?
    I5. The drum part on "Now That It's Over" sounds familiar. Why?

K. B-Sides and Covers

    K1. Who sings "What Do I Get"?
    K2. Who originally performed...?

M. Music Videos

    M1. What's the story behind the "Heroin Girl" video?
    M2. What's the story behind the "Heartspark Dollarsign" video?
    M3. That blonde girl in "Everything to Everyone" looks familiar. Where else have I seen her?
    M4. Is that little girl in the "Everything to Everyone" video Art's daughter?
    M5. Who's the guy with the accordion in the video for "I Will Buy You a New Life"?
    M6. Is that Art's wife, daughter, and son at the end of the "Father of Mine" video?
    M7. Who's that old guy in the "One Hit Wonder" video?
    M8. What's this I hear about porn stars in the video for "Boys Are Back in Town"?
    M9. I heard that Art's wife is in the "Wonderful" video. Where is she?
    M10. In the "AM Radio" video, who is the radio dj guy at the beginning?
    M11. In the "AM Radio" video, what does it say on Craig's shirt?
    M12. Who's the girl in ?

S. Song Interpretations

Z. Info About This Document

    Z1. Who wrote this FAQ and why?
    Z2. Copyright and Distribution Information
    Z3. I see a mistake. I have a question. Who do I contact?