Watch Superchunk Perform With Original Lineup for the First Time in 25 Years
Superchunk (and the Mountain Goats) drummer Jon Wurster hosted the “Scharpling & Wurster” variety show with his The Best Show comedy podcast partner Tom Scharpling last night (Feb. 28), where the band’s original lineup reunited for the first time in a quarter-century.
Superchunk’s original drummer Chuck Garrison -- for whom the band is named -- left the lineup just before they released their great 1991 sophomore LP No Pocky for Kitty. Garrison returned to the stage with his former bandmates at the sold-out show at the Motorco Music Hall in Durham, N.C. Frontman Mac McCaughan shared vocal duties with Wurster and Scharpling for a rousing rendition of “Slackmotherf---er" from the band’s self-titled debut (watch below).
Wurster and Scharpling also covered Queen and David Bowie’s “Under Pressure” with the evening’s house band comprised of Robert Sledge of Ben Folds Five, Peter Holsapple of the dB’s, John Plymale of Pressure Boys and drummer Rob Ladd. That can also be seen at the bottom of the page.
Superchunk last released I Hate Music in 2013.