If anyone was going to make Roger Waters re-enactment of Another Brick In the Wall Pt. 2s famous pudding passage look blasé, it was going to be a certain Alex Ebert aka Ed Sharpe of Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
Coco may have gotten as giddy as a schoolgirl when he finally coaxed Waters into emphatically delivering the line, If you dont eat your meat, you cant have any pudding! How can you have any pudding if you dont eat your meat?!, but it was Ebert and his troupe of 21st century hippies that made last nights episode a must see.
Looking like he was fronting a bunch of reformed gypsies, a nicely-mulleted Ebert shimmied his feet to the sound of his ten-piece band slinking its way through 40 Day Dream, which is the lead track from the group’s debut LP, Up From Below. It was a bit of bummer that it wasn’t the band’s “new” song, and for one reason or another, the soulful take on the cut lacked some of the energy that has made the Zeros live performances sort of legendary. Still, OBrien must have loved it since he hugged it out with one of the band members after it was all over.
Thanks to the Audio Perv, every minute of it (plus a clip of Waters doing his thing) is available for
Edward Sharpe and the Magetic Zeros – “40 Day Dream”
Roger Waters Interview