today we salute you, mr. beck hansen

In high school, a lot of my friends were obsessed with Beck. And I liked Beck, in passing. But I never got that into him. Sea Change is a fantastic record, don't get me wrong. Something just kept me an elbow away from becoming a true Beck fan.

Gradually, though, that's been shifting in the other direction. The more I think about it, the more respect I have for this Scientologist!

First of all, his career. EXTENSIVE. think back to "Loser!" WHAT:



He's gone onto work with the likes of Danger Mouse and Serge Gainsbourg. and, you know, like Madonna or David Bowie, he's constantly evolving. He's trying to keep things interesting. Not sure if I really care for his latter stuff, but at least he's giving it a shot.



Anyway, he has this record club that consists of him and various guests doing covers of notable tracks/albums, such as the Velvet Underground's banana album (haha). Well, he just put out a rip of him doing "New Sensation" by INXS !!!! with ST. VINCENT, OS MUTANTES andddd Liars. but St. Vincent! <3 <3 <3

http://www.rollingstone.com/rockdaily/index.php/2010/03/25/beck-covers-inxs-kick-with-liars-st-vincent-and-os-mutantes/

He's also used Feist, MGMT and Wilco. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BECK. is a genius. CELEBRATE HIM TODAY. sing "Where It's At" to strangers. you have two turn tables and also a microphone.

now I'm going outside because it's 80 degrees out. peace!

Comments

  1. oh man, that SERGE was a big typo. but he does sample him in "Sunday Sun." so I'll let it stand. I need an editor.

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  2. OH MY GOD "PAPER TIGER" NOT "SUNDAY SUN" GOD I AM SO STUPID

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  3. his covering the whole velvet underground's banana is veeery good. favourite song I think Beercan from Mellow Gold :} now I'm running like a flaming pig ooh yeah my goodness ♫

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