BCB 100 - Beck

Threads and discussion dedicated to major acts.
User avatar
geoffcowgill
exceptionally nondescript
Posts: 3380
Joined: 23 Oct 2003, 23:43

BCB 100 - Beck

Postby geoffcowgill » 18 Jul 2006, 22:20

I'm a Midnite Vultures man with no excuses. Give me the day-glo surreal funk over the sadsack earnestness of Sea Change any day. That said, I do like a lot of his more softer stuff quite a bit. "Jackass", "Lord Only Knows", "Guess I'm Doing Fine", those are all among my favorites. "Earthquake Weather" should get a shout, too. I think my pick is going to be "O Maria", though. I love the woozy, Kinksy desolation of that. It's a singular recording.

Favorite Album - Midnite Vultures

Favorite Song - "O Maria"

Sneelock

Postby Sneelock » 18 Jul 2006, 22:45

album: throw up the coin between Mutations and One Foot in the Grave
I like the whole 'Hunky Dory' aspect of Mutations but have a lot of fun with the songs on the other.

song:
mostly by virtue of it's tiltle: MTV makes me want to smoke crack

User avatar
Matt Wilson
Psychedelic Cowpunk
Posts: 29693
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 20:18
Location: Edge of a continent

Postby Matt Wilson » 18 Jul 2006, 22:47

Great, though I still haven't picked up his last album.
John Coan wrote:I've lived in many different countries in Europe and whenever I come home I think 'England is the best'

User avatar
Beno
Posts: 6580
Joined: 04 Nov 2004, 22:05
Location: Gasoline Alley

Postby Beno » 18 Jul 2006, 22:51

Album: Mutations

Song: Loser

User avatar
Clippernolan
Maya's Prop
Posts: 12289
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 18:55
Location: The mangy BC hills
Contact:

Postby Clippernolan » 18 Jul 2006, 22:54

Album: Mutations

Song: "Devil's Haircut"

This is the first time I've had no problem answering the album question, and struggled with the song question. Goldwax, if you're there (and not mistaking me for Geoffcowgill...), I am a confirmed songs guy...
Read my blog - The Delete Bin

User avatar
Ranking Ted
Posts: 12541
Joined: 03 Feb 2004, 22:13
Location: Northern Britain

Postby Ranking Ted » 18 Jul 2006, 22:55

LP: Sea Change or Guero; he's just getting better. Probably, Sea Change. Although that run of LPs since Mellow Gold is exemplary.

Song: Loser, I guess. So many to choose from.

User avatar
toomanyhatz
Power-mad king of the WCC
Posts: 27549
Joined: 07 Apr 2005, 00:01
Location: Just east of where Charlie Parker went to do some relaxin'

Postby toomanyhatz » 18 Jul 2006, 23:34

A brilliant pastiche artist, the kind that engages my mind but rarely my soul. As with most artists of his type, the stuff I like best is the stuff where he's most being himself. Which for me is Sea Change, though I have a soft spot for Loser and Devil's Haircut.

Album - Sea Change
Song - Lost Cause

P.S. - When Loser came out, I thought he screamed one-hit wonder. Boy was I wrong.
Jimbo wrote:My point is to save the world from WWIII.

Jimbo wrote:Trump is right. The collusion conspiracy theory has been debunked and you seem to refuse to look at the evidence.

1959 1963 1965 1966 1974 1977 1978 1981 1988 2017 2018!!

User avatar
Matt Wilson
Psychedelic Cowpunk
Posts: 29693
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 20:18
Location: Edge of a continent

Postby Matt Wilson » 18 Jul 2006, 23:36

toomanyhatz wrote: P.S. - When Loser came out, I thought he screamed one-hit wonder. Boy was I wrong.


Even though he's never had another hit you mean?
John Coan wrote:I've lived in many different countries in Europe and whenever I come home I think 'England is the best'

User avatar
Clippernolan
Maya's Prop
Posts: 12289
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 18:55
Location: The mangy BC hills
Contact:

Postby Clippernolan » 18 Jul 2006, 23:37

Matt Wilson wrote:
toomanyhatz wrote: P.S. - When Loser came out, I thought he screamed one-hit wonder. Boy was I wrong.


Even though he's never had another hit you mean?


He became an album artist. But, good burn Matt. :lol:
Read my blog - The Delete Bin

User avatar
Matt Wilson
Psychedelic Cowpunk
Posts: 29693
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 20:18
Location: Edge of a continent

Postby Matt Wilson » 18 Jul 2006, 23:39

Clippernolan wrote:
Matt Wilson wrote:
toomanyhatz wrote: P.S. - When Loser came out, I thought he screamed one-hit wonder. Boy was I wrong.


Even though he's never had another hit you mean?


He became an album artist. But, good burn Matt. :lol:


Now, now, Rob.
I would never burn Dave--just "correct" him a little.
John Coan wrote:I've lived in many different countries in Europe and whenever I come home I think 'England is the best'

User avatar
Clippernolan
Maya's Prop
Posts: 12289
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 18:55
Location: The mangy BC hills
Contact:

Postby Clippernolan » 18 Jul 2006, 23:41

Matt Wilson wrote:
Clippernolan wrote:
Matt Wilson wrote:
toomanyhatz wrote: P.S. - When Loser came out, I thought he screamed one-hit wonder. Boy was I wrong.


Even though he's never had another hit you mean?


He became an album artist. But, good burn Matt. :lol:


Now, now, Rob.
I would never burn Dave--just "correct" him a little.


:lol:

My mistake...
Read my blog - The Delete Bin

User avatar
toomanyhatz
Power-mad king of the WCC
Posts: 27549
Joined: 07 Apr 2005, 00:01
Location: Just east of where Charlie Parker went to do some relaxin'

Postby toomanyhatz » 18 Jul 2006, 23:46

Matt Wilson wrote:
toomanyhatz wrote: P.S. - When Loser came out, I thought he screamed one-hit wonder. Boy was I wrong.


Even though he's never had another hit you mean?


Wasn't Devil's Haircut a hit? And besides, hits don't only refer to singles.
Jimbo wrote:My point is to save the world from WWIII.

Jimbo wrote:Trump is right. The collusion conspiracy theory has been debunked and you seem to refuse to look at the evidence.

1959 1963 1965 1966 1974 1977 1978 1981 1988 2017 2018!!

Sneelock

Postby Sneelock » 18 Jul 2006, 23:48

yeah, 'Midnight Vultures' was his first U.S. top ten album.

User avatar
Matt Wilson
Psychedelic Cowpunk
Posts: 29693
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 20:18
Location: Edge of a continent

Postby Matt Wilson » 18 Jul 2006, 23:51

toomanyhatz wrote:
Matt Wilson wrote:
toomanyhatz wrote: P.S. - When Loser came out, I thought he screamed one-hit wonder. Boy was I wrong.


Even though he's never had another hit you mean?


Wasn't Devil's Haircut a hit? And besides, hits don't only refer to singles.


Not a top 40 one.
And what do hits refer to then if not singles?

If you're talking about simply "good" songs that you hear on the radio then the vast majority of them are singles.
John Coan wrote:I've lived in many different countries in Europe and whenever I come home I think 'England is the best'

User avatar
Django
Posts: 13369
Joined: 28 Sep 2004, 14:33
Contact:

Postby Django » 18 Jul 2006, 23:51

One of my favourites. Seeing him in Manchester on the Midnight Vultures tour rates as a contender for my favourite gig of all time.

Album - Mutations

Song - Jackass

Sneelock

Postby Sneelock » 18 Jul 2006, 23:56

Matt Wilson wrote:Not a top 40 one.
And what do hits refer to then if not singles?


albums!
Last edited by Sneelock on 18 Jul 2006, 23:57, edited 1 time in total.

User avatar
Matt Wilson
Psychedelic Cowpunk
Posts: 29693
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 20:18
Location: Edge of a continent

Postby Matt Wilson » 18 Jul 2006, 23:57

Sneelock wrote:
Matt Wilson wrote:Not a top 40 one.
And what do hits refer to then if not singles?


hit albums!


Oh? Beck has an album called Loser then?

Must have missed that one.
John Coan wrote:I've lived in many different countries in Europe and whenever I come home I think 'England is the best'

Sneelock

Postby Sneelock » 18 Jul 2006, 23:58

ha!
you old hair splitter you!

"I thought he was going to be a one hit wonder"
one hit wonders usually go away.
Beck hasn't gone away.

I know people who wish he would be he hasn't

User avatar
toomanyhatz
Power-mad king of the WCC
Posts: 27549
Joined: 07 Apr 2005, 00:01
Location: Just east of where Charlie Parker went to do some relaxin'

Postby toomanyhatz » 19 Jul 2006, 00:01

Sneelock wrote:ha!
you old hair splitter you!

"I thought he was going to be a one hit wonder"
one hit wonders usually go away.
Beck hasn't gone away.

I know people who wish he would be he hasn't


What he said.

We'll pick this up in person, Matt. And no, I'm not gonna do an anal chug.
Jimbo wrote:My point is to save the world from WWIII.

Jimbo wrote:Trump is right. The collusion conspiracy theory has been debunked and you seem to refuse to look at the evidence.

1959 1963 1965 1966 1974 1977 1978 1981 1988 2017 2018!!

User avatar
Matt Wilson
Psychedelic Cowpunk
Posts: 29693
Joined: 16 Jul 2003, 20:18
Location: Edge of a continent

Postby Matt Wilson » 19 Jul 2006, 00:03

toomanyhatz wrote: We'll pick this up in person, Matt. And no, I'm not gonna do an anal chug.


The invitation was never extended. 8-)
John Coan wrote:I've lived in many different countries in Europe and whenever I come home I think 'England is the best'