The History Of Beck: A Selection Of His Non-DGC Work (2 versions)
Type: Collection
 
     
   
 This bizarre promo cassette was put out by DGC to acquaint listeners with the music Beck had recorded before Mellow Gold's release. "MTV Makes Me Want To Smoke Crack" is listed as "MTV", "The Spirit Moves Me" is listed as "Spirit Moves" and "Crystal Clear (Beer)" is listed as "Plain Wrap." Also, "Stereopathetic Soul Manure" is listed as "Telepathic Astro Manure."

There are two verisons of this tape, with numerous albeit subtle differences. It is possible that one might be a fake, although this does not seem likely at this time, given it is not an extremely "sought after" item.
 
 
   
Cassettes
cassette version a    
   
 
Title: The History Of Beck: A Selection Of His Non-DGC Work
Release type: Retail
Release date: 1994 (unknown date)
Format: Cassette (x1)
Number pressed: Unknown
Notes:
No Number under DGC, just the TM.

The title (first line) listed without quotes and all in capital letters.

Track titles are printed in two columns, with notes printed across two lines.

Cassette is clear and has white printing (directly) on it.

1
2. Loser 
Written by: Beck Hansen, Karl Stephenson

3. Mexico 
Written by: Beck Hansen

4. Death is Coming to Get You (live) 
Written by: Beck Hansen

5. Whimsical Actress 
Written by: Beck Hansen

6. Pay No Mind (Snoozer) 
Written by: Beck Hansen

7. MTV Makes Me Want to Smoke Crack 
Written by: Beck Hansen


2
1. Totally Confused 
Drums: Rachel Haden
Engineer: Tom Grimley
Guitar: Beck Hansen
Produced by: Beck Hansen
Violin / Fiddle: Petra Haden
Vocals: Beck Hansen
Vocals (Background): Anna Waronker, Petra Haden, Rachel Haden
Written by: Beck Hansen

2. Lampshade 
Guitar: Beck Hansen
Harmonica: Beck Hansen
Vocals: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen

3. Steve Threw Up 
Bass: Anna Waronker
Drums: Rachel Haden
Guitar: Beck Hansen
Guitar (Acoustic): Beck Hansen
Produced by: Beck Hansen, Tom Grimley
Violin / Fiddle: Petra Haden
Vocals: Beck Hansen
Vocals (Background): Anna Waronker, Petra Haden
Written by: Beck Hansen

4. Pink Noise (Rock Me Amadeus) 
Bass: Anna Waronker
Drums: Rachel Haden
Engineer: Tom Grimley
Guitar: Beck Hansen
Produced by: Beck Hansen, Tom Grimley
Vocals: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen

5. Rowboat 
Bass: unknown
Drums: Lisa Dembling
Engineer: Rusty Cusick
Guitar: Beck Hansen
Guitar (Pedal Steel): Leo LeBlanc
Produced by: Beck Hansen, Gus Hudson
Vocals: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen

6. The Spirit Moves Me 
Bass: unknown
Drums: Dallas Don Burnet
Engineer: Rusty Cusick
Guitar (Pedal Steel): Leo LeBlanc
Guitar (Slide): Beck Hansen
Produced by: Beck Hansen, Gus Hudson
Vocals: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen

7. Crystal Clear (Beer) 
Engineer: Rusty Cusick
Guitar (Acoustic): Beck Hansen
Produced by: Beck Hansen
Vocals: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen

8. One Foot in the Grave 
Foot Stomp: Beck Hansen
Harmonica: Beck Hansen
Vocals: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen

 
 
   
cassette version b    
   
 
Title: The History Of Beck: A Selection Of His Non-DGC Work
Release type: Promo
Release date: 1994 (unknown date)
Format: Cassette (x1)
Number pressed: Unknown
Label: DGC
Catalog number: DGC 6417
Notes:
Number "6417" appears under DGC logo.

Title (first line) has quotes and only capitalizes the first letter of each word.

Track titles are printed in one column, with notes on one line.

Cassette is clear and has white sticker with black lettering on it. This is the only suspcicous aspect of this verison, although it does not prove anything, and for now we'll assume it's legitmate.

1
2. Loser 
Written by: Beck Hansen, Karl Stephenson

3. Mexico 
Written by: Beck Hansen

4. Death is Coming to Get You (live) 
Written by: Beck Hansen

5. Whimsical Actress 
Written by: Beck Hansen

6. Pay No Mind (Snoozer) 
Written by: Beck Hansen

7. MTV Makes Me Want to Smoke Crack 
Written by: Beck Hansen


2
1. Totally Confused 
Drums: Rachel Haden
Engineer: Tom Grimley
Guitar: Beck Hansen
Produced by: Beck Hansen
Violin / Fiddle: Petra Haden
Vocals: Beck Hansen
Vocals (Background): Anna Waronker, Petra Haden, Rachel Haden
Written by: Beck Hansen

2. Lampshade 
Guitar: Beck Hansen
Harmonica: Beck Hansen
Vocals: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen

3. Steve Threw Up 
Bass: Anna Waronker
Drums: Rachel Haden
Guitar: Beck Hansen
Guitar (Acoustic): Beck Hansen
Produced by: Beck Hansen, Tom Grimley
Violin / Fiddle: Petra Haden
Vocals: Beck Hansen
Vocals (Background): Anna Waronker, Petra Haden
Written by: Beck Hansen

4. Pink Noise (Rock Me Amadeus) 
Bass: Anna Waronker
Drums: Rachel Haden
Engineer: Tom Grimley
Guitar: Beck Hansen
Produced by: Beck Hansen, Tom Grimley
Vocals: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen

5. Rowboat 
Bass: unknown
Drums: Lisa Dembling
Engineer: Rusty Cusick
Guitar: Beck Hansen
Guitar (Pedal Steel): Leo LeBlanc
Produced by: Beck Hansen, Gus Hudson
Vocals: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen

6. The Spirit Moves Me 
Bass: unknown
Drums: Dallas Don Burnet
Engineer: Rusty Cusick
Guitar (Pedal Steel): Leo LeBlanc
Guitar (Slide): Beck Hansen
Produced by: Beck Hansen, Gus Hudson
Vocals: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen

7. Crystal Clear (Beer) 
Engineer: Rusty Cusick
Guitar (Acoustic): Beck Hansen
Produced by: Beck Hansen
Vocals: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen

8. One Foot in the Grave 
Foot Stomp: Beck Hansen
Harmonica: Beck Hansen
Vocals: Beck Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen