After the Odelay tours were over, and before going in and recording Mutations, Beck went and spent 3 weeks touring Australia and New Zealand at the beginning of 1998.
This show is a bit shorter, as it was part of the two-night Mudslinger Festival. Despite how huge Odelay was, Beck wasn't the headliner, behind some band called Spiderbait! If I understand some reviews correctly, one of the two nights was "underage" and the next night was "overage." But apparently, at both nights, Beck hit the stage in a gorilla mask.
Early on, Beck announces that Beck couldn't make it, and that his name is Markie St. James. He later makes up a story about how he started in the band Metal Steel in Buffalo, NY, and demonstrates his six-octave range by singing some Guns N' Roses over "Loser."
"Deadweight" had come out at the end of 1997, and this is likely the second time they played it live (and the earliest known recording). Beck refers to its "tropical heat" for the Australian summer.
During the intro to "Where It's At," Beck shouts, "I'm talking about mixing business, folks!" I'm fairly certain "Mixed Bizness" hadn't been recorded yet (or even written?), but there's the origin of the song right there. (He also starts singing about "a meeting in the ladies room / I'll be back real soon!", another line in "Mixed Bizness.")
Also these are the first shows with Roger Joseph Manning, Jr. on keyboards!
[people and bands
Bass: Justin Meldal-Johnsen
Drums: Joey Waronker
Guitar (Electric): Beck Hansen, Smokey Hormel
Keyboard / Synthesizer: Roger Joseph Manning Jr.
Other Band: Beaverloop, bZARK, Custard, Front End Loader, Hard-Ons, Jebediah, Swervedriver, The Stems, The Superjesus
Saxophone (Alto): David Brown
Trombone: David Ralicke
Trumpet: Jon Birdsong
Turntables: DJ Swamp
Vocals: Beck Hansen