This week's MP3
of the Whenever brings an end of the live Colorfinger KZSU show.
What better way to go out with the adrenaline rush of a song
that is Static? Not only is it a cool song, but Art used the
word unencombered in it...something he brags about to this day.
It was originally recorded during a live set and interview performed
on the Stanford, CA radio station KZSU 90.1, on 09/23/91..blah
blah blah. As you all know by know Static is without a doubt
my favorite song by Art that didn't become an Everclear song...maybe
one day Art and Co. will get around to recording this one. Keep
your fingers crossed for me on that one and, as always, enjoy!
Oh yeah, a lot of people have been
asking so here is the way the set was performed on KZSU.
06. 13 Years
07. I Fall
08. Kill The
11. The Twistinside
16. Seperation (from the album)
17. Group interview
18. Kill Jerry Garcia (from the album)
Also to let everyone know, I did
remove a lot of conversation from the before and after the songs...so
if you want the COMPLETE show, talk to your friendly neighborhood
(or at least internet) Everclear trader. Ask around on Mailing
list like Downtime,
or message boards like Hollywood
& Vine or Everclearonline.
Well the live Colorfinger MP3s
are almost to an end for now. After this, I have one more live
Colorfinger MP3 to put up and a few more live Easy Hoes songs,
then it's back to live Everclear.For this week's MP3 (not like
it's a bad thing though). Anyways, for this week, I chose Kill
the Sun. It was originally recorded during a live set and interview
performed on the Stanford, CA radio station KZSU 90.1, on 09/23/91.
I just wanted
to say sorry for the lack of updates, I went on vacation and
have been very busy since getting back. In fact I'm still pretty
busy, but I wanted to take the time out to update my site. So
for this week's MP3 of the Whenever I chose a live Colorfinger performance
of Eleanor Young. It was originally recorded during a live set
and interview performed on the Stanford, CA radio station KZSU
90.1, on 09/23/91. I hope you enjoy it.
A while back,
I posted an acoustic version of The Comearound. Well, the song
got a lot of feedback, so for this week's MP3 of the Whenever, I
chose a live performance of the song by the Easy Hoes. This
song was recorded during a live show the band did some time
in 1989. I hope everyone enjoys it.
Fall To Pieces
What can I
say, I've always loved Colorfinger's treatment of the Patsy
Cline classic. I'm not sure if it's just because it's such an
obscure choice of a song to cover it, or the way they covered
it. Either way I enjoy the song nonetheless, that's why I chose
a live performance of it as this week's MP3 of the Whenever. It
was originally recorded during a live set and interview performed
on the Stanford, CA radio station KZSU 90.1, on 09/23/91. Enjoy
Doing something a tad bit different
for me I'm including this extra MP3. This is a live version
of the Robbie Gennet song Corduroy. As most of you know Robbie
recently toured with the band as the keyboardist and supplemental
guitarist. Robbie is a genuinely nice guy and a very talented
musician. This MP3 was taken from a real audio stream of a concert
Robbie performed on 09/28/00. You can hear the whole show, thanks
to Where2groove.com here.
Be sure to also check out Robbie's website Pianarchy.
I hope you enjoy it as much as I did
For this week's MP3 of the Whenever, with a little
help from Kevin, I chose the Colorfinger song Carolea. This
live version was recorded during a live set and interview performed
on the Stanford, CA radio station KZSU 90.1, on 09/23/91. I
have to say when I first got my copy of Deep In The Heart Of
The Beast In The Sun, Carolea was my favorite song. I think
that's because Art did such a good job of telling the listeners
the story of Carolea and her decent into the world of drugs
and prostitution. Such a dark subject with such an upbeat melody...something
that Art seems to have mastered. While Carolea may not still
be my favorite track from Deep In The Heart Of The Beast In
The Sun, I still enjoy the song. I hope you enjoy it too.
For this weeks' MP3 of the Whenever I chose
a live Colorfinger performance of Heartspark Dollarsign. Although
now the song seems a staple of Art's musical collection, the
song was fairly new at the time of it's performance (excluding
Art's Shakin' Brave version of Heartspark Dollarsign which featured
slighty different music and entirely differnet lyrics). This
version was recorded during a live set and interview performed
on the Stanford, CA radio station KZSU 90.1, on 09/23/91.
As soon as this MP3 is posted, I
am headed out the door to see Everclear tomorrow (07/25/01)
in Austin. I can't wait to see the boys in their own headlining
show...it's been too long. In fact the last time I saw Everclear
as the headlining act was July 31, 1999 in Austin (I saw them
again in Dallas at KDGE's Edgefest 2000, and in Houston opening
for Matchbox 20 this year). Anyways, that Austin show was definitely
NOT the best Everclear show I've ever been too...I'm sure many
of you know a little about the incident in Austin that I was
a witness to. Anyways, I'm really excited about the show, and
I hope that nothing happens at the show to ruin it for me. Later!
For this week's
MP3 of the Whenever I picked a live version of the Easy Hoes song
The Last Good Bye. No one seems to know the exact date that this
song was recorded, other then it was sometime around 1989 and
recorded in at a show the band did in New York City. I really
like The Last Goodbye, I think it's a really good Easy Hoes song
and I hope you enjoy it too.
For this week's
MP3 of the Whenever I chose one of Art's most biographical songs,
13 Years. The song deals with Art's past drug and alcohol addictions
and a rather sobering experience he had, in which he awoke passed
out on his brother's grave. It was only later that he figured
out that the day he passed out on George's grave was 13 years
to the day that George had died of an overdose. Aside from singing
about the experience, Art also wrote an article for Details magazine
The Influence, which you can read in the articles section
Americana. This MP3 was recorded during a live set and interview
performed on the Stanford, CA radio station KZSU 90.1, on 09/23/91.
I hope everyone enjoys it.
Once again I have
a very rare treat for the MP3 of the Whenever. I've selected a live
Colorfinger cover of the Tom Petty's The Apartment Song. Tom Petty
originally released this song on his solo Full Moon Fever album
in 1989. It was recorded by Colorfinger during a live set and
interview performed on the Stanford, CA radio station KZSU 90.1,
on 09/23/91, making the song no more than 2 years old when Art,
and the rest of Colorfinger decided to cover it. The song seems
to have stayed a favorite of Art's to cover live. Some of you
may remember that Art played this often on his spring 1997 solo
tour. You should check out Art's live and acoustic cover of The
Apartment Song at Whitelightning.org
in their Song
of the Moment section. Remember, no one is safe from Colorfinger!
It's time for
another live Colorfigner MP3, for the MP3 of the Whenever. For this
week I picked a live version of Anita Sonic Love, a song for Art's
first wife Anita (which he wrote while they were still married).
As with the rest of the live Colorfinger songs I've been posting
recently, this song was recorded on 09/23/91 during a live set
and interview performed at the Stanford, CA, radio station KZSU
90.1. I've always loved Anita Sonic Love (as I do most of Art's
work), but the best part of this song, in my opinion, is the break
down towards the end of the song ("I wake from the drugs
and the fear..."). I think that part in particular features
some really powerful lyrics. Oh yeah, you'll also get to hear
Art tune his guitar in this MP3...oh boy! I hope everyone enjoys
this song as much as I do.
Taking a break
from the non-Everclear MP3s, I decided to fill a special request.
So, Kelli, here is your requested MP3. A live performance of Craig
singing Sin City. The band has been playing this AC/DC cover as
a closing song for almost five years. However they decided to
retire it from their shows this year when they learned that The
Offspring would be using it in there setlist. This particular
version was recorded on March 5, 1996 at Paradiso in Amsterdam,
Holland...and is one of the most intense and rocking performances
I've heard Craig do. Enjoy.
How about some
acoustic Shakin' Brave for this week's MP3 of the Whenever? I decided
to post a great Shakin' Brave song called The Comearound. It's
just Art and his acoustic guitar on this song. This song was recorded
around 1987, and comes from the same recording session as the
Shakin' Brave version of Static, which can be found on this page
near the very bottom. I hope everyone enjoys
For this week's
MP3 of the Whenever, I decided to use a live Easy Hoes track to
change up the monotony of all the live Colorfinger I've been
posting. I picked the song Separation, which many of you know
as a track on Colorfinger's Deep In The Heart of The Sun album.
Well before Separation was a Colorfinger song, Art first performed
it with Easy Hoes. This particular version was recorded circa
1989 at a live Easy Hoes show. No one seems to know the exact
date of the show...sorry. Enjoy the song.
Art testified before Congress on deadbeat parents on behalf
of the ACES organization, he was politically active. With
that said, I don't think there is a more politically charged
song written by Art than the song Dog. Originally written
during his Shakin' Brave days, this particular Colorfinger
version of Dog was recorded on 09/23/91 during a live set
and interview performed at the Stanford, CA, radio station
KZSU 90.1. Enjoy.
had a few request for a live MP3 of The Twistinside. So for
this week's MP3 of the Whenever, I chose a live performance of
The Twistinside by Colorfinger. This is one of the first performances
of the song, and it came from the 09/23/91 live set and interview
Colorfinger performed at the Stanford, CA, radio station KZSU
90.1. I hope every one enjoys this, as I know the song is
a an favorite of sorts (and one of my personal favorites).
I was having
a lot of trouble deciding on what song to use as my next MP3
of the Whenever, that is until Brett from the Everclear mailing
told me that his band was going to cover the John Denver classic,
Rocky Mountain High. So for this week's MP3 of the Whenever, I've
chosen a live performance of Rocky Mountain High by Colorfinger.
While Colorfinger's cover is much cooler and more rocking
than the original, Denver's version is, without argument,
a staple of the classic American singer/songwriter tradition.
This particular version was recorded on 09/23/91, from a live
set and interview Colorfinger performed at the Stanford, CA
radio station KZSU 90.1. You can also find Colorfinger's studio
version of Rocky Mountain High towards the bottom of this
I know all
of you are sick of those live Colorfinger MP3s I've been posting,
so I'm giving you a break. I thought I'd post a live Easy
Hoes for a change of pace. For the first live Easy Hoes song
I have to post, I chose Static. Static is probably my favorite
song written by Art that hasn't been recorded by Everclear.
This is the third version of Static I've posted on my site,
the others being a slow acoustic version by Shakin' Brave,
and Colorfinger's album version of the song. You'll find both
further down the page. This particular version was recorded
circa 1989 at a live Easy Hoes show. I'll try to track down
the exact dates for you guys, so check back soon for more
OK, I've been
driving this "rare treat for the MP3 of the Whenever"
thing into the ground lately...but seriously, these live Colorfinger
(as well as most of the MP3s I post here) are rare MP3s your
not going to find anywhere else. With that said, for this
week's MP3 I picked a live Colorfinger performance of Marryin'
Kind. Many of you may not have known this, but Marryin' Kind
was the first song Art wrote. This particular version of the
song was recorded on 09/23/91, from a live set and interview
Colorfinger performed at the Stanford, CA radio station KZSU
90.1. So get ready for some "serious, professional rock
I have a very rare treat for the MP3 of the Whenever. I've selected
a live Colorfinger cover of the Neil Young song Harvest. This
Neil Young song is a favorite of mine and apparently of Art's
too. Some of you may remember Art opened most of his solo
show in the spring of 1997 with Harvest. In fact, you should
check out Art's live and acoustic cover of Harvest
in their Song
of the Moment section. With that said it's time to get
back to my MP3 of the Whenever. It was recorded from a live set
and interview Colorfinger performed on the Stanford, CA radio
station KZSU 90.1, on 09/23/91.
for a VERY rare treat with this week's MP3 of the Whenever. I've
selected a live performance of the Colorfinger song Break
The World, which was later renamed Invisible once it became
an Everclear song. This particular version was recorded from
a live set and interview Colorfinger performed on the Stanford,
CA radio station KZSU 90.1, way back on 09/23/91. This is
the second live Colorfinger performance I've posted (the first
Palms (or Why I Don't Believe In God) live and acoustic
on KUSF), and without letting the cat out of the bag it's
not the last live Colorfinger performance that I will be posting
over the next few months. I hope Everyone enjoys.
I just saw
Everclear on the 11th. It's been about a year since I saw
them last, and I was definitely needing to see them live.
It was also Everclear's first time back Houston since February
of 1998, which brings me to a rant. I know a lot of people
complain that Everclear never or hardly ever comes to their
city...but Houston is the 4th largest city in the country!
Los Angeles, New York City, and Chicago aren't looked over,
but some how Houston is. Dallas, and Austin aren't looked
over so it's not a Texas thing...so what gives?
Oh well, enough
complaining, at least I got to see them again. I got autographs
on my Deep In The Heart Of The Beast In The Sun, A Benefit
For: Sisters Of The Road Cafe Compilation, and Nervous &
Weird EP. OK now back on topic, in a round about way. Looking
at my freshly autographed Nervous & Weird EP, I decided
to pick Nervous & Weird as my MP3 of the Whenever. This live
performance was recorded on March 05, 1996 at Paradiso in
Amsterdam, Holland. Enjoy, and sorry about the ranting.
For this week's MP3 of the Whenever, I decided
to go with a live performance of Fire Maple Song. This particular
version was recorded on March 05, 1996 at Paradiso in Amsterdam,
Holland. I've always enjoyed Fire Maple Song, and I know
its a fan favorite with all of you. So I picked one of my
favorite performances of the song.
For the MP3 of the Whenever, I picked an Art solo
version of Sparkle. This performance was recorded on April
13, 1997 at McCabe's in Santa Monica, California during
Art's afternoon performance (he played two shows that day).
I've always loved the song Sparkle, so I just thought I'd
post some version of it, simple as that. Enjoy!
is the last day of my spring break. I actually uploaded this
song before I left school over a week ago, but I've been short
on time to update my site...and kind of forgot to put this
up sooner. 56 hours of work in 9 days...not a great break,
but the money is nice. Anyways enough of my ranting, let me
get to the point at hand, the MP3 of the Whenever. For this week's
song, I chose a live performance of the fan favorite Amphetamine.
This version was recorded live on December 10, 1997 at Mercer
Arena in Seattle, WA. Although it was originally aired over
KNND, and I really don't like to use radio broadcast, this
version is probably one of the better live performances of
the song I've heard. Enjoy.
For this week's MP3 of the Whenever, I picked
a live performance of Nehalem. This version was recorded
at the Opera House in Toronto, Canada on February 14, 1996.
After choosing the MP3 and listening to the
song, it got me thinking about the late Brent Fusco. For
those of you who didn't know Brent, he was the founder of
the first Everclear website Nehalem
(which became Everclear's officially endorsed website shortly
after opening), and the Everclear mailing list White Lightning.
He was in every sense, the definition of an Everclear fan;
informative, helpful, and passionate about the band we all
love. Not only was Nehalem the name of Brent's site, but
it was also his special way of saying goodbye at the bottom
of his e-mails. Brent passed away in early October of 1996.
Everclear dedicated their album So Much For The Afterglow
to his memory. Nehalem Brent, you are missed.
week's MP3 of the Whenever, I did something I've never done before,
I took a song from an officially released Everclear CD. I
choose the live version of the World of Noise song, Malevolent
off the (very) out of print A Benefit For: Sisters Of The
Road Cafe compilation. The CD also features Everclear's cover
of The Steve Miller Band's The Joker (which you should have
no trouble finding an MP3 of). For one reason or another,
even though MP3's of Everclear's The Joker are easily available
this live version of Malevolent is hard to track down. In
addition to the CD, from which this song appears, being out
of print, the band rarely performed this song, making this
MP3 a treat for all of you.
posted a live version of Everything
to Everyone as their Song
of the Moment. Their version was recorded at MTV's Sports
and Music festival in 10/18/97, and featured a guitar intro
to the song. So for my MP3 of the Whenever, I decided to do a
compare and contrast of sorts, giving you a keyboard intro
version of Everything to Everyone. The version I choose was
recorded 07/24/99 on day two of Woodstock '99. Hope everyone
enjoys and checks out both versions of the song.
Made Me Blind
This week's MP3 of the Whenever went through a
stringent selection process (Thanks Kay). The final choice
was a live version of Electra Made Me Blind. This energetic
version of Electra was recorded on September 14, 1995, at
the Ventura Theater in Ventura, CA way back in the days
when the number of musicians on stage was limited to three.
Hope everyone enjoys it.
For this week's
MP3 of the Whenever, I choose Art's debut of Overwhelming. This
song has been a favorite mine since I first heard. This solo
version version is a live, acoustic was performed for the
first time publically on Modern Rock Live in 1998. In case
you are wondering this version was before Art had the throat
surgery for his nodes. Enjoy.
One of the first MP3s I posted after revamping
H&H was the original version of Static (you can find
it near the bottom of the page) performed by Shakin' Brave.
Since then I've had a lot of request to hear Colorfinger's
faster, heavier version of the song. I had assumed that
the majority of my visitor already had an MP3 of most of
Colorfinger's Deep In The Heart Of The Beast In The Sun
album, but it would appear not. So for the MP3 of the Whenever
I've posted Colorfinger's Static. Enjoy.
For this week's MP3 of the Whenever I
chose Shakin Brave's cover for The Rolling Stones Dead Flowers.
This is a great cover of a great song...that's all I'm going to
say. Hope everyone has a happy holiday season...see you next year.
For the MP3 of the Whenever, I'm posting
a live version of AM Radio. When Learning How To Smile came out,
many people have wondered what AM Radio, a song that relies heavily
on samples, would sound live. Everclear has surprised many with
how well they can perform the song in concert. This particular
version was performed on Everclear's visit to the weekly radio
program Rockline, will the original quality of the recording isn't
that great, the band's performance is. Enjoy.
For this week's MP3, I chose a live version of
Your Genius Hands. The album version of Your Genius Hands starts
of the World of Noise, and I believe it helps in setting the
mood for the whole album, it is also easily on my top songs
from the album. This particular version of Your Genius Hands
was recorded at the Opera House in Toronto, Canada on February
14, 1996. The song's performance is blisteringly energetic,
and very rocking...to say the least. Hope you enjoy.
Heartspark Dollarsign has always been a popular
Everclear song, so for this week's MP3 of the Whenever, I am bringing
you Shakin' Brave's original version of the song. The Shakin'
Brave version was recorded circa 1987, and features only a young
Art and an acoustic guitar. You'll also notice a much slower
tempo and very few lyrical similarities between this, the original
version of Heartspark Dollarsign, and Everclear's version of
Heartspark Dollarsign. Enjoy.
I can sum up this weeks MP3 of the Whenever with a quote from Art on the song "Before Everclear,
this band Colorfinger recorded a version of 'Rocky Mountain
High' that was pretty rockin' and pretty fun. It was a big encore
for the band when we would play it and a big deal." There
you have it...Art himself says that this cover of the John Dever
classic is rockin' and fun, what more could you want? Hope everyone
This week's MP3 of the Whenever is from
the same 1993 demo as The Twistinside demo and Deep In, Empty
Out, came from. This version of 1975 is has a slightly slower
tempo, with much clearer lyrics. Personally I like this demo version
more than the publically released version, that was first introduced
in 1994 on the Fire Maple Song EP. Well, as usual, I hope you
Everclear's Trust Fund, off World
of Noise, has never been one of my Everclear favorite songs. It's
not that I dislike the song by any means, it's just that I've
always felt the song was missing something. It wasn't until I
heard Colorfinger's version of Trust Fund, this week's MP3 of the Whenever, that I really started to love the song. The Colorfinger
version has a bit of a groove to it and is more catchy, while
still managing to retain all the agnst. For those of you who have
always loved Everclear's Trustfund, I'm sure you will be impressed
with Colorfinger's original treatment of the song...and for those
of you, like me, who felt the song was a bit lacking get ready
for a treat! I hope you enjoy.
This week's MP3 of the Whenever is the
1993 demo version of The Twistinside, which comes from the same
demo tape as Deep In, Empty Out is found on. Without a doubt,
The Twistinside has always been of one of my favorite Everclear
songs. While Art originally recorded The Twistinside in his pre-Everclear
days, he didn't add that hard guitar song that really makes the
song (in my opinion) until he was with Everclear. There are a
few differences between the 1993 demo version, and the 1995 Sparkle
& Fade version of The Twistinside. Listen for a little more
lead guitar work during the first part of the song, and during
the more istrumental second part of the song, the vocals are completely
Make Me Feel Like A Whore
Recently on the Everclear mailing
list Downtime, we talked about the beginning of You Make Me Feel
Like A Whore and how Art yells "Take A Walk With Buddy!"
as part of an inside joke the band has about their drummer Greg
"Buddy" Eklund. A fellow list member (hello Brian) requested
that I reposted a live version of the song where you can clearly
hear Art say it, so here it is. Originally posted the MP3 on H&H
on 11/19/99, this particular version was recorded on 09/14/95
in Ventura, CA at the Ventura Theater.
This week's MP3 of the Whenever is the original version
of Static by Shakin' Brave. Static has always been one of my
favorite Colorfinger songs, and Shakin' Brave's Static only
adds a new edge to a great song. For those of you familiar with
Colorfinger's fast paced, guitar heavy, punk influenced version
of Static, be prepared to for a change. For those of you unfimiliar
with the song, you'll get a rare chance for you to hear a young
Art (circa 1987) and his acoustic guitar. Enjoy.
In, Empty Out
To celebrate the return of Hungry & Hollow.
The first MP3 of the Whenever is the ultra rare unreleased Everclear
song. This rare track was recorded by Art, Craig, and Scott
back in 1993. It was taken from a demo tape Everclear sent out
to record companies, while trying to get signed. Enjoy it.
Palms (or Why I Don't Believe In God)
You're in for quite a treat with
this MP3. This is a live acoustic recorded from the San Francisco
radio station KUSF. Colorfinger appeared on the station to promote
concert appearances, and the upcoming release of their soon
to be released CD, Deep In The Heart of The Beast In The Sun.