Thursday, July 08, 2010

Need You Tonight

Song: Need You Tonight
Artist: Record Club
Album: Kick

I'm a big Beck fan, and as his career has gone on it's taken many stylistic turns and interesting stops into different genre's and collaborators.  In recent years he's started the Record Club, a mix of various musicians who set out to cover an entire album in one day.  To start off, he covered The Velvet Underground's "The Velvet Underground & Nico," then "Songs of Leonard Cohen."  He has since done "Skip Pence" by Oar, "Kick" by INXS, and most recently, "Yanni Live at the Acropolis."  (!!!)  Yup, that's not a typo.

Videos of the recording process can be found on Beck's official site, posting just about every track that is on each album.  It's an interesting process and thought, though the slap-dashness of the entire enterprise isn't always totally listenable... but I did like the re-dux of INXS's "Kick," taking upbeat pop songs and reforming them into indie-rock jams.  St. Vincent's Annie does the vocals on many tracks on "Kick," and pairs well with Beck's deadpan vocals.

Not sure how long he plans to continue the Record Club, but hopes that he starts writing some new songs of his own soon.


Need You Tonight

Record Club: INXS "Need You Tonight" from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.

New Sensation

Record Club: INXS "New Sensation" from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.

Santorini (Yanni)

Record Club: Yanni "Santorini" from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.

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