Bells Are Ringing
By: Beck Hansen, Channing Hansen
Written by: Beck Hansen, Channing Hansen
Bells Are Ringing [Version (a)]:
In an interview with Rolling Stone magazine in early 2005, Beck was asked what the first song he ever wrote was. This was his answer:
I used to have a tape recorder, with one of those cheap RadioShack plastic microphones. I used a calculator that had little melodies -- like the bastard cousin of "Frere Jacques" -- when you hit the buttons. My brother was the drummer, he played pencils on a cassette-tape box, and I wrote a song called "Bells Are Ringing." We'd seen this Kraftwerk video with all these little instruments, so that's what we were aspiring to do.
The phrase shows up in "Beautiful Way
" thirty years later!