From The Vault: Meat Puppets Perform on The Late Late Show w/ Craig Kilborn (2000)
Who says the As Seen On TV section here at Concert Confessions must be relegated to stuff that aired this week.. or this decade for that matter.
A few weeks ago, we shared with you a ‘From The Vault’ piece that contained video of the Meat Puppets performing on the pilot episode of Beverly Hills 90210. We can all agree that it was an awesome nugget of history to find. In the same post, this writer and Meat Puppets super-fan asked if anyone out there happen to have somewhere on a hard drive in their ex-wives storage, the episode(s) of Craig Kilborn that the band appeared on in October of 2000. Welp, someone found it!
With a clever and factual YouTube user name of “PearlJamBlowGoats”, it seems we have at least one of the songs performed on the show up on the internet now. This is the “Golden Lies” era of the Meat Puppets, and it features Shandon Sahm on Drums, Kyle Ellison adding a 2nd guitar and I hope to be corrected if I’m wrong, but that looks like Andrew Duplantis on Bass, as this was a sans-Cris Kirkwood time of the band. The video of the band performing “Hercules” is below, and that says “Dork” on Shandon’s chest at the end of the song; let’s pray that CBS doesn’t take this down-but we will hint that in messages with the uploader of this video, there IS more to come.
As you know by now, the Meat Puppets have a book out, an oral history by Greg Prato titled “Too High To Die: Meet The Meat Puppets” . You can grab hold of a copy of that book at their official website TheMeatPuppets.Com . Their also playing three US dates (1 in Ohio this writer’s trying to get to), and you can find out all about that on the the tour page of their site. And follow the band on Twitter “@TheMeatPuppets”