Archive for November, 2007

video and info for white stripes collab ‘conquest’

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

here is the video for the beck-produced “conquest” by the white stripes.

that shit gets stuck in my head! i like it, but i think i’m more interested in the other two songs beck did with them, “It’s My Fault For Being Famous” and “Honey, We Can’t Afford To Look This Cheap”.

the singles come out december 18 in the us and december 31 in the uk:

7″ One (Black vinyl)
A: Conquest
B: It’s My Fault For Being Famous

7″ Two (White vinyl)
A: Conquest
B: Honey, We Can’t Afford To Look This Cheap

7″ Three (Red vinyl)
A: Conquest (Acoustic Mariachi Version)
B: Cash Grab Complications On The Matter

Digital Maxi Single (US only)
1. Conquest
2. It’s My Fault For Being Famous
3. Cash Grab Complications On The Matter
4. Honey, We Can’t Afford To Look This Cheap
5. Conquest (Acoustic Mariachi Version)

[youtube link]

from the basement – december 15th

Thursday, November 29th, 2007

i’m not sure where the dates came from, but according to ROSEMINT cafe Beck’s episode of Nigel Godrich’s From the Basement should be available December 15th.

From The Basement is a music series that features the most intimate live performances from the finest musicians on the planet.

From The Basement launched with special performances from Thom Yorke, The White Stripes and Kieran Hebden & Steve Reid. Beck, Jamie Lidell, The Shins and Jarvis Cocker have all shown the appreciation too with exclusive performances for future transmission. Filmed in high definition with live sound by producer Nigel Godrich, and with no host and no studio audience, From The Basement sets a new standard for music TV production.

From the Basement site

From the Basement MySpace


PS I think this will appear online, but if not you UK people should record it. It’ll be on SkyArts (267) and SkyArts HD (268).

UPDATE: there’s a clip up now on the website – Motorcade

UPDATE #2: Sky Arts has e-mailed us some pics from the show. Thanks Sky Arts!

my girlfriend Caryl reviews The Information

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

I was cleaning up my hard drive and found this video from just over a year ago. It’s my girlfriend Caryl reviewing The Information. Thought you guys might enjoy it.

UPDATE: To protect her reputation, I must clarify that she is sick not high.

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.

Echoplex roundup

Monday, November 26th, 2007

looks like it was an awesome show. comments from ghost coming soon?

band and setlist (from Prim0e. 5in) (UPDATED):

Beck, Joey Waronker (Drums), Justin (Bass), Nigel Godrich (keys and percussion), jason Faulkner (guitar)

they also teased 2 songs during the set Jason sang a bit of “Miss You” by Rolling Stones and Justin did the “You know where you are?!?” from Welcome to the Jungle

  1. devil’s haircut
  2. nausea
  3. loser
  4. motherfucker
  5. jack ass
  6. think i’m in love
  7. new pollution
  8. fuckin’ with my head
  9. information
  10. paper tiger
  11. soldier jane
  12. where it’s at
  13. black tambourine
  14. girl
  15. minus
  16. sunday sun
  17. e-pro
  18. encore: sissyneck >
  19. scarecrow
  20. lord only knows
  21. lost cause

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Beck show tomorrow in LA

Saturday, November 24th, 2007

Here are the official details:

Beck Announces a Special Los Angeles Club Performance:

Here are the details:

Date: Sunday, November 25th

Location: Echoplex. Enter at 1154 Glendale Blvd. between Park & Scott Avenues in Echo Park.

Tickets: On Sale Friday, November 23rd at 5pm PST. Get them HERE

2 ticket limit. The only way to retrieve your tickets is at will call the night of the show. You MUST bring the credit card you used to purchase tickets and a matching, government-issued photo ID to the box office the night of the show. These tickets are non-transferable.

General Information: Ages 18+. Doors open at 7pm. Show starts at 8pm.

Tickets might be sold out, but if you’re really interested in going you might be able to find something on craigslist.

Our own almostaghost will be there reprazntn, so make sure to say hi if you see him.


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

It’s My Fault For Being Famous: Beck & The White Stripes Collaborate

Wednesday, November 14th, 2007

So a few weeks back, The White Stripes announced an upcoming single with a “special guest,” and yes, as any good Beck fan thought, the possibility of it being Beck had to have been high. 

 And we were right!  Pitchfork has the story… Beck produced the b-sides for the upcoming White Stripes’ “Conquest” single, and played on a couple of them.

A recap of all the times Beck and the Stripes have worked together (this is from memory, so I make no promise for it being complete):

1. Beck appeared in the Stripes’ video for “The Hardest Button To Button” (see it here).

2. Beck showed up to play bass on “The Denial Twist” at the Stripes’ show in LA in August 2005.

3. Jack showed up to play guitar with Beck & Smokey Hormel at their show in Detroit in August 2002.  They played “99,” “Last Fair Deal Gone Down,” and “Cold Brains.”

4. Jack plays bass on “Go It Alone” on Guero, and they reportedly did a few other songs together then too (but it’s the only one that’s out yet).

5. In a photo gallery on, Meg was pictured, hanging out with Beck and his band on a boat in Australia (I think in 2003).

6. Beck covered “Black Math” once on stage (a bootleg surfaced of this show, but it has not fallen into the hands of Beck collectors yet).

7. Jack White interviewed Beck once, read it here.

That’s all I got.