Inbetweenies! BECK Still Is A Cool ‘PERDEDOR’

What Turn Up The Volume is watching/playing between two coffees

BECK made losers sound cool with
his best-known jam back in 1994.

In the time of chimpanzees I was a monkey
Butane in my veins and I’m out to cut the junkie
With the plastic eyeballs, spray-paint the vegetables
Dog food stalls with the beefcake pantyhose

Soy un perdedor
I’m a loser baby, so why don’t you kill me?

Glastonbury festival 2016…

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BECK Released 10th Album ‘THE INFORMATION’ 15 Years Ago Today

Back in time

3 October 2021

Artist: BECK (Los Angeles)
Active: Since 1985 / 14 studio LPs

Anniversary album: THE INFORMATION – 10th LP
Released: 4 October 2006 – 15 years ago today
Score: #7 in the US, #6 in Canada

Rolling Stone said: “One of the best albums Beck has ever made,
starts with him going backward. “Elevator Music” is a mundane jumble
of talking blues and hip-hop bricolage that sounds like it should be on
a record called ‘More Mellow Gold’. The rest of The Information is just as
dense in its rhyme games, rhythmic details and overdub antics. But it is
a compelling overload, combining the sample-delic bloom of Beck’s best-
loved album, Odelay, and the folk-pop introspection of his least-understood,
2002’s Sea Change.”

Turn Up The Volume: Most of the critics praised and lauded the LP,
but to my ears – except for some strong moments like Elevator Music /
Nausea / Dark Star / The Information
– it’s a bit too much the Beck
we know for so long.

Singles/Clips: Nausea / Cellphone’s Dead / Think I’m In Love

– NAUSEA –

– CELLPHONE’S DEAD –

– THINK I’M IN LOVE –

Full album…

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BECK: All Albums

MACCA Launches Special Effects Clip ‘FIND MY WAY’ Featuring Funk Junk BECK

For your ears and your eyes

Macca released his umpteenth solo album McCartney III at the end of
2020, followed by a reworked version featuring a cast of famous artists
a couple of months ago.

For Find My Way, the opener of McCartney III: Imagined
he invited his mate and funk junk Beck.

Now there’s a video for the song, directed by Andrew Donoho, and
co-produced with Hyperreal Digital, which create hyper-realistic
digital avatars.

Check it out here…

MACCA: Facebook

BECK Remixes MACCA

27 March 2021

Last December, beetle Paul McCartney released his acclaimed
McCartney III LP, a follow-up to his 1970 solo debut McCartney
and 1980’s McCartney II.

A re-worked version, titled McCartney III Imaged, with covers and
remixes by a notable list of guests such as Damon Albarn, Blood Orange,
Phoebe Bridgers, St. Vincent, Beck, Anderson, Paak, Idris Elba, Khruangbin,
Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien, Josh Homme
& more, will be out 16 April.

Beck also joined the party. He remixed the track Find My Way.

Listen to the funky result…

PAUL McCARTNEY: Facebook

McCartney III Imagined is out 4/16 – Order info here

BIG BLASTS FROM THE PAST – 5 Stellar Albums Turning 25 In 2021

These five stellar albums celebrate their 25th anniversary in 2021

1. Everything Must Go by MANIC STREET PREACHERS (Wales)

Released: 20 May 1996 – 4th LP
The Guardian (UK) wrote: “‘Everything Must Go’ achieved the zenith of the Welshmen’s
original ambition: to conquer the mainstream with anger, art and soul.”

Stream here…

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2. Ugly Beautiful by BABYBIRD (UK)

Released: 21 October 1996 – sixth LP
The Independent wrote: “Another South Yorkshire sexual ironist to set alongside Jarvis, Babybird’s Stephen Jones delves here into clefts and crannies most people would rather
leave unprobed.”

Stream here…

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3. ‘Odelay’ by BECK (US)

Released: 18 June 1996 – fifth LP
AllMusic wrote: “Odelay is a full-fledged, full-bodied album, released on a major label bearing an intricate, meticulous production by the Dust Brothers…Like a mosaic, all the details add up to a picture greater than its parts”

Stream here…

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4. Entroducing… by DJ SHADOW (US)

Released: 16 September 1996 – debut LP
Melody Maker wrote: “The album flips hip hop inside out all over again
like a reversible glove. You need this record. You are incomplete without it.”

Stream here…

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5. Scream, Dracula, Scream! by ROCKET FROM THE CRYPT (US)

Released: 10 October 1996 – fourth LP
NME wrote: “Play it loud enough and the neighbours will complain to the fuzz
that a bunch of Hell’s Angels are having a party… Inhale this fuel. Rocket From
The Crypt are blasting. Get burned.”

Stream here…

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BIG BLASTS FROM THE PAST – 5 Stunning Singles Turning 25 In 2021

1. A Design For Life by MANIC STREET PREACHERS

One word: EPIC!

We don’t talk about love
We only wanna get drunk
And we are not allowed to spend
As we are told that this is the end

2. Don’t Look Back In Anger by OASIS

Shivers down your spine, and when thousands
sing along it’s a flabbergasting experience…

And so Sally can wait
She knows it’s too late
As we’re walking on by
Her soul slides away
But don’t look back in anger
I heard you say

3. You’re Gorgeous by BABYBIRD

Not really the love song many thought it was. Anyway
a titanic tune, I and many lovers, never get tired of…

Because you’re gorgeous
I’d do anything for you
Because you’re gorgeous
I know you’ll get me through

4. Firestarter by THE PRODIGY

Inflammable techno stormer. Rest in peace, Keith Flint

I’m the trouble starter, punkin’ instigator
I’m the fear addicted, a danger illustrated
I’m a firestarter, twisted firestarter
You’re a firestarter, twisted firestarter
I’m a firestarter, twisted firestarter

5. Devils Haircut by BECK

Not a loser at all…

Somethin’s wrong cause my mind is fading,
And everywhere I look there’s a dead end waiting,
Temperature’s dropping at the rotten oasis
Stealing kisses from the leprous faces

Got a devil’s haircut in my mind

KHRUANGBIN Remixed ‘NO DISTRACTION’ By BECK To Celebrate THE LOSER’s 50th Birthday…

New sonic impulses…

9 July 2020

BECK HANSEN turned 50 yesterday (born in Los Angeles 8 July 1970). As we all know
the versatile singer/songwriter started his brilliant career with that superb stunner
LOSER back in 1993.

To celebrate the maestro’s half-century Houston‘s psych soul trio KHRUANGBIN
remixed Beck’s song NO DISTRACTION from his thirteenth album Colors, released
in 2017.

The remix was planned to be shared as a 7″ for Record Store Day, but as the event
was delayed due to the coronavirus crisis Khruangbin decided to share it now for this special birthday occasion.

Here’s to Beck’s 50

BECK: Biography