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Record Club #2

Thursday, September 3rd, 2009

… started today over on with the classic Songs Of Leonard Cohen, Leonard Cohen’s first album. It is full of amazing poetic songs and haunting folk melodies—that can easily be reinterpreted every which way. This sounds like it will be an experimental and creative Record Club.

Go and enjoy!

The band according to is Beck, Devendra Banhart, Ben Goldwasser & Andrew VanWyngarden & Matthew Asti (from the band MGMT), Andrew Stockdale from Wolfmother, Binki Shapiro from Little Joy, and two members of Beck’s band (and the last Record Club), Brian Lebarton and Bram Inscore.

Connections! Beck and Devendra are apparently friends, as Devendra opened a show for Beck, and they did a joint interview together in some guitar magazine once. Beck I believe said that one of Devendra’s songs is one of his son’s favorites, and at the show they did together, they sang a couple of songs together. Also reportedly, Beck has produced a song with Devendra for some upcoming release (details sketchy, but Beck mentioned it in an interview).

MGMT opened much of Beck’s Modern Guilt tours, and they shared the stage a few times (including this crazy show, which by the way, someone must have a recording of to share with us?).

Binki Shapiro is also a friend, an LA musician, she appeared in some of the Information videos and sang backup on a Sia song (which Beck also sang backup on).

Beck said “Andrew [Stockdale] from Wolfmother showed up at some point. That’s how it’s been working out. We’ll get together a group of people, and other people start showing up.”

Leonard Cohen was one of Beck’s stated influences on Sea Change. (Anyone got the quote?)

beck mtv video remixer

Monday, September 15th, 2008

[17:15] <newt> mtv beck video remixer

[17:15] <Jack-Ass> stick em up bi0tch.

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This may be the most intimidating Remixer assignment yet… Outcool music’s coolest chameleon. That’s right. The future of Beck’s ‘Gamma Ray’ video is in your hands, and we gotta tell ya, it’s already REALLY good. So don’t mess up. Remixer! Start Remixing Videos Remixed 12 Remixer Feedback/Comments

New Gamma Ray Remix

Tuesday, August 26th, 2008

[13:52] <almostaghost>

I like it, but not as much as the original

New mashup: Beck vs Young Joc

Thursday, August 21st, 2008

Yr Party is Dying posted a new Beck vs. Young Joc mashup. Download it here.

This isn’t terribly exciting, but I came across it and thought some of y’all might be interested.

deluxe Odelay official release date and tracklist

Wednesday, December 19th, 2007

Odeluxe January 29th woot


On January 29th, Beck will release a double-disc deluxe version of his 1996 album Odelay that includes sixteen B-sides and compilation tracks that haven’t seen U.S. release before, as well as two never-before-released songs from the album’s original sessions produced by the Dust Brothers: “Inferno” and “Gold Chains.” The second disc also includes remixes by Aphex Twin, Mario Caldato Jr. and U.N.K.L.E., plus “Burro,” a Spanish-language rendition of “Jackass” recorded with a mariachi band.

Woo! Inferno! Yes! Gold Chains? Ok, cool!

I’m hoping there’s more new stuff than that (original Debra?), but I’m happy enough that we finally get Inferno.



Disc One of “Odelay – Deluxe Edition” adds to that original album two never before heard Dust Brothers-produced tracks from the “Odelay” sessions, “Inferno” and “Gold Chains,” and “Deadweight” from the film “A Life Less Ordinary.” Disc Two’s 16 selections include “Thunder Peel,” co-produced by Mario Caldato Jr.; the U.N.K.L.E. (featuring James Lavelle) remix of “Where It’s At,” and Aphex Twin and Mickey P. remixes of “Devil’s Haircut” (titled “Richard’s Hairpiece” and “American Wasteland,” respectively). Also heard are the once international-only b-sides “Clock,” “Electric Music and The Summer People,” “Lemonade,” “SA-5,” “Feather In Your Cap,” “Erase The Sun,” “000.000,” “Brother,” “Trouble All My Days,” “Strange Invitation,” “Devil Got My Woman,” (a cover of the Skip James classic recorded at the original Sun Studios in Memphis before they closed their doors) and “Burro” — a Spanish language version of “Jackass” recorded with a mariachi band.

That pretty much covers the whole tracklist, so it looks like the only new material is Inferno and Gold Chains. I guess we’ll have to keep waiting on that original Debra track.

Speculative tracklist based on above:


  1. Devils Haircut
  2. Hotwax
  3. Lord Only Knows
  4. The New Pollution
  5. Derelict
  6. Novacane
  7. Jack-ass
  8. Where It’s At
  9. Minus
  10. Sissyneck
  11. Readymade
  12. High 5 (Rock the Catskills)
  13. Ramshackle
  14. Inferno
  15. Gold Chains
  16. Deadweight [short version]


  1. Thunder Peel [New Pollution single version]
  2. Where It’s At (U.N.K.L.E. Remix)
  3. Richard’s Hairpiece
  4. American Wasteland
  5. Clock
  6. Electric Music and the Summer People [New Pollution single version]
  7. Lemonade
  8. SA-5
  9. Feather In Your Cap [subUrbia / Stray Blues version]
  10. Erase the Sun
  11. .000.000
  12. Brother
  13. Trouble All My Days
  14. Strange Invitation
  15. Devil Got My Woman
  16. Burro

new Bowie boxset = mysterious third remix?

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

As many of you might know, Beck remixed David Bowie’s song “Seven” a few years ago. As fewer of you might know, there were actually two separate Beck remixes of this that were released (eventually). As even fewer of you might know, Beck actually made three remixes but the third and final one has never been released except on internal record company promos and test CDs. Until now?

This coming Tuesday Columbia Records is releasing a ten-CD box set of David Bowie’s more adventurous work, expanding each of his recent Outside, Earthling, Hours, Heathen, and Reality albums with a second disc. More than 60 remixes and alternative versions pad the set, highlighted by his work with Trent Reznor, Beck and Moby.

Obviously this does not mention which Beck remix(es) will be included, but here’s hoping we finally get to hear that third remix.


UPDATE: No such luck, it just has the two that have already been released. Tracklist at Amazon.


Tuesday, November 20th, 2007

Sorry I never post on this thing. I’ll try to be a better friend.

New Mashup:

Mama Bizzness (Will.I.Am vs. Beck vs. Free)

Will.I.Am – I Got It From My Mama
Beck – Mixed Bizzness (sic)
Free – All Right Now

new DJ Moule mashup

Wednesday, May 9th, 2007

I haven’t listened to it yet, but DJ Moule has a new Beck mashup up on his site called Tribute To James (James Brown Vs Beck Vs Peter Gabriel Vs Fatboy Slim, featuring RHCP) (scroll down to find it; there are a few other Beck mashups on there too, actually).

Things have been pretty slow around here, so I thought you might appreciate the heads-up.

[via A Capella v. 2.0]

new round remix by skew

Friday, April 13th, 2007

There are plenty of unofficial / fan remixes of Beck tracks out there, and they are often incredibly terrible. Sometimes, though, you get a pleasant surprise; two of my favourites* in the past were by Skew, who’s done remixes of Emergency Exit and Broken Drum.

This morning I stumbled across a YouTube video for a New Round remix by Skew. The video is underwhelming – just a few photographs in a loop. Once again, though, the remix is really good and I recommend you all pick it up here on Skew’s site.

*I’m Canadian, deal with the u.

one chromosome too many

Thursday, March 29th, 2007

PopBytes has a sweet Beck mashup by The Illuminoids for their mashup of the week. It’s called “Lugosi’s Mongoloid Loser” and mashes Beck’s “Loser” with Devo’s “Mongoloid” and Bauhaus’s “Bela Lugosi Is Dead”. I really enjoyed it.

UPDATE: This pic is sweet. (From the Illuminoids, but I got it here.)