Beck Kicks Off ‘George Harrison Week’ on ‘Conan’
Leaving his hat -- which has become a stage signature -- at home, Beck and his band covered Harrison's 'Wah-Wah,' a track from his 1970 album, 'All Things Must Pass.' While the originally was very heavy with electric guitars, Beck's version, which still put the stringed instrument on the forefront, definitely features the artist's touch -- having the same flair as songs like 'New Pollution.' Check it out in the video above.
And in Beck fashion, he put everything he could into the performance from his consistent shuffling from side-to-side to hopping about the stage. Not a bad way to kick off 'George Harrison Week,' which celebrates the release of the late musician's new compilation, 'George Harrison: The Apple Years 1968-75.'
Tonight (Sept. 23) will feature a performance by Paul Simon followed by Harrison's son, Dhani Harrison, on Wednesday (Sept. 24). Norah Jones will round out tribute week with a set on Thursday (Sept. 25).
'Conan' airs at 11PM ET on TBS.
Compare Beck's cover of 'Wah Wah' with Harrison's original version below: