Q: Who made this site? It's the greatest thing since Mellow Gold!
Q: How come you're missing information?
Because we don't know everything! If you know something that's not here, tell us about it!
Q: How come some of your info is wrong?
We've tried very hard to make sure everything on this site is accurate, but misteaks happen. It is also very likely incorrect info is due to Dave's incompetence, but not Vinod's. If you notice something that's wrong, let us know and we'll fix it as soon as we can.
Q: This page is ugly and doesn't display properly in my browser. What the crap?
All pages on Hijacked Flavors are generated dynamically (to a certain extent). Every effort has been made to both conform to XHTML 1.0 Transitional and CSS 2.0 standards and to maintain a consistent, enjoyable design across different browsers. Unfortunately certain browsers display data differently, and some do not obey the standards mentioned above. Depending on the browser you are using, different HTML and CSS may be generated to ensure that this site displays properly, and in some cases we have sacrificed standards compliance for this. We recommend using Firefox
to view these pages. If something looks messed up to you, please let us know
Q: What's the difference between a "bootleg" and a "recording"?
Not a whole lot really. A "recording" is just that, a recording of a single concert. A bootleg is either something illegally sold for profit, or a compilation. Our general guideline is that a "bootleg" tends to have a title or songs from more than one show. We distinguish between the two to make searching easier, and so people know how to find some of the "recordings." That said, DO NOT BUY BOOTLEGS! If it makes you feel better, you can refer to Beck bootlegs as "hijacked flavors".
Q: OK then, how can I get some of these recordings/bootlegs?
There are a few great resources out there for people looking for Beck recordings. The best way to hear them is to download them from Alkaline's fantastic Beck DC++ Hub. Information on the hub can be found at Becktabs.com
. If you would like to trade CDs, cassettes, and videos with other people, you can take a look at Bum Rush the Show
. Finally, you could always ask the people at Stewoo's Beck Message Board
. The only reason to actually purchase a bootleg is if it's not circulating among fans or traders. And even then, we expect you to immediately circulate it as widely as you can. We can help you with that.
Q: What about Beck's early albums?
While technically, yes, these are bootlegs too, we're mostly focusing on live stuff here at Hijacked Flavors. Beck.com
may eventually add these to their Diskobox
Q: OK, what about shows Beck did with his old band Loser?
Unfortunately, we've been asked by beck.com
not to put up information about these shows. You can find out about them in their tour section
. Look at 1993 and earlier.
Q: Where'd you get all this information?
Most from our own research, collection, geeky pursuits. A great deal of it is from Truck and Beck.com
. Some more is from Beck! The Setlists
, Chris Scharling's (now defunct) b e c k s i t e
, various bootlegs, and help from friends and fellow fans. Feel free to contribute! Thanks to everybody!
Q: What about the bootleg covers, where'd you get those?
Those came from Beck FTPs, the old b e c k s i t e
, Cyanide Beck Mint's Covers Gallery
, as well as various other web sites and fans. Some were even made by us. If you'd like to make your own artwork for any recording, send it to us!
Q: How come the covers don't print to the right size?
For a lot of different reasons, but mostly because they have been resized for the internet, where we found them. It's a good idea to use a graphics program to resize all bootleg covers before you print them. The correct dimensions are 12.1 x 12 cm for the front and 15 x 11.8 cm for the back.