Monthly Archives: September 2014

September 30

Weezer – Say It Ain’t So (Live on Letterman in 1995)

Dave always had great musical guests. Here’s Weezer doing “Say It Ain’t So” on Letterman in 1995. Rivers Cuomo plays all the lead licks, which I hadn’t realized. I thought it was the other guy doing lead, but Rivers does it all! He wrote it, sings it, and plays lead. We posted the original video for the […]

September 27

Otis Redding – Try A Little Tenderness (Live in 1967)

Filmed the day before Otis Redding died in a plane crash. The last time he ever performed “Try A Little Tenderness”.

September 26

Beastie Boys – Sabotage (Live on Letterman in 1994)

“Our next guests are fly, fresh, dope, AND phat.”

September 25

Elvis Costello & The Beastie Boys – Radio, Radio (Live on SNL in 1999)

Elvis Costello was the first artist to be banned for life from Saturday Night Live. Twelve years later, he was back on, performing the same song that got him banned, with the same apology to the audience that preceded it. In this version, the Beastie Boys are playing the part of the Attractions. Adrock is […]

September 14

Neil Young – Words (Live at Glastonbury in 2009)

I don’t remember coming across a live version of “Words” before. It’s one of the many great tracks on Harvest, but one I’d never known Neil to do live. But here he is, rocking “Words” at Glastonbury. Ben Keith was still with us, and him and Neil really make this live version special. Here’s an […]

September 11

Grateful Dead – Iko Iko (Live in 1989)

“Iko Iko” was first recorded by The Dixie Cups in the mid 1960s, but its origins go back to the 1950s and a song by James “Sugar Boy” Crawford called “Jock-A-Mo”. I first heard it through the Grateful Dead, and lots of other great artists have covered it, too, like the Neville Brothers and Dr. John. Here’s […]

September 09

John Lee Hooker – Boom Boom (Live on The Beat Room in 1964)

The Beat Room was a short lived British music show that ran from 1964 to 1965 on BBC2. For whatever reason, the tapes for all but one of the shows were destroyed, which is tragic. That show aired on October 3, 1964, and featured John Lee Hooker, The Kinks, and a few others (including Tom […]