The third night of secret cheap small club shows which were announced last second, and tacked on to the tour proper. Beck and the band left their instruments in New York, and took a bus back to Los Angeles, stopping at small clubs in DC, Atlanta, Dallas, and El Paso, borrowing new instruments, and rocking out.
Also from looking at some pictures, reports, short video clips, it appears Matt Mahaffey did not make this show. Beck's brother-in-law, Giovanni Ribisi, however did play some electric guitar throughout.
The recording is noisy but big... lots of crowd noise, which makes me surprised this was recorded in a small club!
A crazy and hectic "Nicotine & Gravy" effortlessly turns into "We Dance Alone." Awesome jam! A loose and rare "Send A Message To Her" squeezes in there too. "Debra" goes on forever, as he takes her on a trip through a bunch of cities (Paradise, Erotic & Whiskeyclone, Hotel). As much as I love the song, "Guess I'm Doin' Fine" is out of place in a wild show like this. "Where It's At" includes lots of chatter, and very few lyrics (at one point Beck notes that he is 6 minutes into the song but only done with 2/3 of the first verse). Finally it gets going, and is generally pretty insane (Beck gets JMJ to bust the theme to Seinfeld in the middle), before ending on the crowd chanting "Beck! Beck! Beck!" "Nausea" goes threw a whole pile of different tempos before it's done. The show ends with the band & the crowd singing "Happy Birthday" to a Jessica.
[people and bands
Bass: Justin Meldal-Johnsen
Drums: Matt Sherrod
Guitar (Electric): Beck Hansen, Brian Lebarton, Giovanni Ribisi
Keyboard / Synthesizer: Brian Lebarton
Percussion: Ryan Falkner
Vocals: Beck Hansen