Last month, Uncle Tom, Sugarduck and I saw Beck in Camden, New Jersey. Heavy rain, flooding, and Tom's broken down car almost ruined the night. They were stranded in the rain as the roads closed around them, and as the minutes passed, the waters rose. Luckily, they made it to the show, and warmed up with a beer and dry concert tees (fittingly, this one):
I hope that their wet memories fade and the dry ones remain, especially the memories of these songs. Maybe the surrealism of the night will permanently burn the entire experience into our neurons. One thing is for sure: the dinner table percussion during Golden Age and Clap Hands was unforgettable.
These mp3s aren't from the Camden show we attended, but they sound pretty much the same.
Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometime/GoldenAge/ClapHands-Live in Japan 7-30-2005 (mp3)
Do You Realize? (Flaming Lips Cover) - Live in Detroit 9-22-05 (mp3)
He's A Mighty Good Leader/Hotwax - Live in Detroit 9-22-05 (mp3)
Lost Cause - Live in Detroit 9-22-05 (mp3)