Saturday Night Live resumes programming after the Olympics on March 1st with host Jim Parsons and Beck as the night’s musical guest. Beck will appear in support of Morning Phase, out earlier that week on February 25th (stream it now). As coincidence would have it, March 1st is also the 20th anniversary of Mellow Gold…
…which makes it perfect timing for fans at home to host SNL Beck parties and get crazy with the cheese wiz.
Fans in New York on March 1st can attend either the 8 pm dress rehearsal or the 11:30 pm live show by getting a stand-by ticket at 7 am on the morning of the taping under the “NBC Studios” marquee on 30 Rockefeller Plaza.
Beck has appeared on Saturday Night Live for the release of each of his major albums since Odelay in 1997:
1) On January 11, 1997 Beck performed “Where It’s At” and “Devils Haircut” and acted in a sketch called “Marijuana Doctor.”
2) On January 9, 1999 Beck performed “Nobody’s Fault But My Own” and “Tropicalia” and acted in a sketch about Fat Albert.
3) On December 4, 1999 Beck performed “Mixed Bizness” and “Sexx Laws.”
4) Kicking off a week that also saw Beck perform on Conan and twice on Letterman, Beck returned to SNL on February 15, 2003 to perform “Lost Cause” and “Guess I’m Doin’ Fine.”
5) On April 16, 2005 Beck performed “E-Pro” and “Girl” (watch here).
6) On October 28, 2006 Beck’s puppet band “performed” “Nausea” followed by a fun take on “Clap Hands” (above).
7) Tune in to NBC on March 1st to find out what he plays from Morning Phase (smart money is on “Blue Moon”). Until then, check out some press on Morning Phase in our ever-growing Beck scrapbook on facebook, read a preview (complete with Beck quoted at length on the making of the album, his back injury, Sea Change comparisons, recording at Jack White’s Third Man Records and more) and preview his second album for 2014.