Saturday, June 07, 2014

Record club

As you may or may not know, Beck has been a bit absent from his usual output of albums, having not put one out since 2008. He has a new record out now (Morning Phase), but what's he been doing in the meantime?

A lot apparently. He's been producing other artists and created something called Record Club, where he covers an entire album by another artist in one day, using an informal and fluid collective of musicians.

Albums covered include The Velvet Underground's The Velvet Underground & Nico, Leonard Cohen's Songs of Leonard Cohen, Skip Spence's Oar, INXS's Kick, and Yanni's Yanni Live at the Acropolis.

Video footage of every performance has been made available on Beck's website.

Here are some select cuts from INXS's Kick:

Never tear us apart and new sensation.

How am I just finding out about this now? Huh?

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