History Music / Beck

23rd Sep '16 7:15:35 AM MsRandom303
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* GettingCrapPastTheRadar: "Mixed Bizness" contains a muffled, robotic-sounding "fuck you" towards the end. This was not changed for the video.
18th Sep '16 10:13:49 AM when-did-i-get-stabbed
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* BonusMaterial:
** Deluxe versions of ''The Information'' included a DVD containing music videos for ''every song on the CD''.
** "Diamond Bollocks" is a bonus track on ''Mutations'' (hidden on the US release but separate on others) because Beck couldn't find a way to fit it in the tracklisting. He described it as "the wayward son at the Thanksgiving dinner who just doesn't really fit in with the family anymore, is the black sheep. So you put him at the end of the table..." Other versions of ''Mutations'' also include bonus material - UK, German and Japanese versions add "Runners Dial Zero", German Limited Edition has "Halo Of Gold" and "Black Balloon" in addition to the usual German tracks, Japanese version has the re-recorded version of "Electric Music And The Summer People" inserted in the main tracklisting.
4th May '16 5:18:13 PM aye_amber
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* ''Sea Change'' (2002) - Super-depressing FolkRock, produced by [[{{Radiohead}} Nigel Godrich]]. Considered his second masterpiece after ''Odelay''.

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* ''Sea Change'' (2002) - Super-depressing FolkRock, produced by [[{{Radiohead}} [[Music/{{Radiohead}} Nigel Godrich]]. Considered his second masterpiece after ''Odelay''.''Odelay.''
23rd Apr '16 1:38:11 AM CassandraLeo
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* TheSlacker: At first categorised as such because of the success of "Loser". Beck was quite annoyed by this, pointing out that at the time the song was recorded, he was trying to make ends meet working various minimum wa

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* TheSlacker: At first categorised as such because of the success of "Loser". Beck was quite annoyed by this, pointing out that at the time the song was recorded, he was trying to make ends meet working various minimum wawage jobs and had previously been homeless trying to make it in New York.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: This being Beck, not only will this occur from album to album, but sometimes in the middle of a song itself.
* TheStoner: His early folk stuff. It is less evident on later work.
* SubliminalSeduction: At one point in "Loser," the chorus is sung backwards.
%%* SurrealHumor: Frequently.
%%* SurrealMusicVideo: Plenty.
* TakeThat: His first single, "MTV Makes Me Want To Smoke Crack."
* TakeThatMe:
** "Loser".
** "Hotwax"'s GratuitousSpanish chorus translates to "I'm a broken record/I've got chewing gum in my brain".
** And we can't forget his ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' appearance.
* TextlessAlbumCover: ''Sea Change''.
* ThisIsASong:
** "Title of This Song" from ''Song Reader''.
** "Where It's At" has the line "That was a good drum break" [[ShapedLikeItself right after a drum break.]]
* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth:
** Depends on the album, as his post-Nineties output seems more polished and albums like ''Odelay'' hide it under attention-deficit-style {{Sampling}} and genre-mixing, but his earlier albums and basically any of his folk, blues, or punk influenced songs fall under this.
** Most of ''Sea Change'' fits this trope, mixing fairly simple song arrangements and direct lyrics about heartbreak.
* TormentByAnnoyance: "Truckdrivin Neighbors Downstairs (Yellow Sweat)". The drug-using ChaoticStupid [[TheBear gay bear]] couple in the song is based on [[RealLife actual neighbors]] that [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPlStCY1cuU Beck had]].
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: "Whiskeyclone, Hotel City 1997" was recorded in 1994.
* UncommonTime: The chorus of "Blackbird Chain" jumps all over the place.
* VocalDissonance: Looks very baby-faced even to this day, but his voice is very deep.
* WordSaladLyrics: In his earlier material.
23rd Apr '16 1:37:00 AM CassandraLeo
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* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: On ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJonOliver'', Jon Oliver sardonically mentioned that, as far as inconvenient facts go, one easily ignorable fact is that Beck is a Scientologist. It's worth noting that Beck mostly adheres to the philosophy because he legitimately believes they are doing good in the world.

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* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: On ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJonOliver'', Jon ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJohnOliver'', John Oliver sardonically mentioned that, as far as inconvenient facts go, one easily ignorable fact is that Beck is a Scientologist. It's worth noting that Beck mostly adheres to the philosophy because he legitimately believes they are doing good in the world.



* TheSlacker: At first categorised as such because of the success of "Loser". Beck was quite annoyed by this, pointing out that at the time the song was recorded, he was trying to make ends meet working various minimum wage jobs and had previously been homeless trying to make it in New York.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: This being Beck, not only will this occur from album to album, but sometimes in the middle of a song itself.
* TheStoner: His early folk stuff. It is less evident on later work.
* SubliminalSeduction: At one point in "Loser," the chorus is sung backwards.
%%* SurrealHumor: Frequently.
%%* SurrealMusicVideo: Plenty.
* TakeThat: His first single, "MTV Makes Me Want To Smoke Crack."
* TakeThatMe:
** "Loser".
** "Hotwax"'s GratuitousSpanish chorus translates to "I'm a broken record/I've got chewing gum in my brain".
** And we can't forget his ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' appearance.
* TextlessAlbumCover: ''Sea Change''.
* ThisIsASong:
** "Title of This Song" from ''Song Reader''.
** "Where It's At" has the line "That was a good drum break" [[ShapedLikeItself right after a drum break.]]
* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth:
** Depends on the album, as his post-Nineties output seems more polished and albums like ''Odelay'' hide it under attention-deficit-style {{Sampling}} and genre-mixing, but his earlier albums and basically any of his folk, blues, or punk influenced songs fall under this.
** Most of ''Sea Change'' fits this trope, mixing fairly simple song arrangements and direct lyrics about heartbreak.
* TormentByAnnoyance: "Truckdrivin Neighbors Downstairs (Yellow Sweat)". The drug-using ChaoticStupid [[TheBear gay bear]] couple in the song is based on [[RealLife actual neighbors]] that [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPlStCY1cuU Beck had]].
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: "Whiskeyclone, Hotel City 1997" was recorded in 1994.
* UncommonTime: The chorus of "Blackbird Chain" jumps all over the place.
* VocalDissonance: Looks very baby-faced even to this day, but his voice is very deep.
* WordSaladLyrics: In his earlier material.

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* TheSlacker: At first categorised as such because of the success of "Loser". Beck was quite annoyed by this, pointing out that at the time the song was recorded, he was trying to make ends meet working various minimum wage jobs and had previously been homeless trying to make it in New York.
* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: This being Beck, not only will this occur from album to album, but sometimes in the middle of a song itself.
* TheStoner: His early folk stuff. It is less evident on later work.
* SubliminalSeduction: At one point in "Loser," the chorus is sung backwards.
%%* SurrealHumor: Frequently.
%%* SurrealMusicVideo: Plenty.
* TakeThat: His first single, "MTV Makes Me Want To Smoke Crack."
* TakeThatMe:
** "Loser".
** "Hotwax"'s GratuitousSpanish chorus translates to "I'm a broken record/I've got chewing gum in my brain".
** And we can't forget his ''{{WesternAnimation/Futurama}}'' appearance.
* TextlessAlbumCover: ''Sea Change''.
* ThisIsASong:
** "Title of This Song" from ''Song Reader''.
** "Where It's At" has the line "That was a good drum break" [[ShapedLikeItself right after a drum break.]]
* ThreeChordsAndTheTruth:
** Depends on the album, as his post-Nineties output seems more polished and albums like ''Odelay'' hide it under attention-deficit-style {{Sampling}} and genre-mixing, but his earlier albums and basically any of his folk, blues, or punk influenced songs fall under this.
** Most of ''Sea Change'' fits this trope, mixing fairly simple song arrangements and direct lyrics about heartbreak.
* TormentByAnnoyance: "Truckdrivin Neighbors Downstairs (Yellow Sweat)". The drug-using ChaoticStupid [[TheBear gay bear]] couple in the song is based on [[RealLife actual neighbors]] that [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPlStCY1cuU Beck had]].
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: "Whiskeyclone, Hotel City 1997" was recorded in 1994.
* UncommonTime: The chorus of "Blackbird Chain" jumps all over the place.
* VocalDissonance: Looks very baby-faced even to this day, but his voice is very deep.
* WordSaladLyrics: In his earlier material.

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23rd Jan '16 9:24:16 PM ThornBrain
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* An as-of-yet-untitled tenth studio album (2015) - On June 15, Beck released the single "Dreams" from his next album. He says it started as a garage-rock album, but will be more a funky sequel to Midnite Vultures.

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* An as-of-yet-untitled tenth studio album (2015) (2016) - On June 15, Beck released the single "Dreams" from his next album. He says it started as a garage-rock album, but will be more a funky sequel to Midnite Vultures.
3rd Jan '16 3:12:43 PM aye_amber
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[[caption-width-right:350:He's upset because someone misplaced his [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Becktionary]]...]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:He's [[caption-width-right:350: He's upset because someone misplaced his [[WesternAnimation/{{Futurama}} Becktionary]]...]]
26th Oct '15 7:56:40 PM Hossmeister
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!!!Home Recorded / Indie Label Albums:

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26th Oct '15 7:55:27 PM Hossmeister
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Beck (a.k.a Beck Hansen, born in 1970 as Bek David Campbell) is an American AlternativeRock musician and singer-songwriter [[SampledUp with two turntables and a microphone]]. He first rose to popularity with his underground works, gaining a hit with his breakthrough single "Loser" in 1993. Afterwards, he earned great critical acclaim and commercial success with the album ''Odelay'', escaping the threat of becoming a OneHitWonder.

Since then, he has released seven more albums, his latest being 2014's ''Morning Phase''. During this time, he had become noted for the [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly large variety of genres]] his work takes in.

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Beck '''Beck''' (a.k.a a. Beck Hansen, born in 1970 as Bek [[MyNaymeIs Bek]] David Campbell) is an American AlternativeRock musician and singer-songwriter [[SampledUp with two turntables and a microphone]]. He first rose to popularity with his underground works, gaining a hit with his breakthrough single "Loser" in 1993. Afterwards, he earned great critical acclaim and commercial success with the album ''Odelay'', escaping the threat of becoming a OneHitWonder.

Since then, he has released seven more albums, his latest being 2014's ''Morning Phase''. During this time, he had become noted for the [[NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly large variety of genres]] his work takes in.
in. Critics have deemed him one of the most definitive solo artists in AlternativeRock (if not the most influential), with ''Odelay'' and ''Sea Change'' being among his most acclaimed records.

He's also a Scientologist. [[RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgment We'll just leave it at that]].



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* An as-of-yet-untitled tenth studio album (2015) - On June 15, Beck released the single "Dreams" from his next album. WordOfGod says it started as a garage-rock album, but will be more a funky sequel to Midnite Vultures.

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* An as-of-yet-untitled tenth studio album (2015) - On June 15, Beck released the single "Dreams" from his next album. WordOfGod He says it started as a garage-rock album, but will be more a funky sequel to Midnite Vultures.


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* NotMakingThisUpDisclaimer: On ''Series/LastWeekTonightWithJonOliver'', Jon Oliver sardonically mentioned that, as far as inconvenient facts go, one easily ignorable fact is that Beck is a Scientologist. It's worth noting that Beck mostly adheres to the philosophy because he legitimately believes they are doing good in the world.
23rd Sep '15 1:01:24 PM DarkNeon
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* TormentByAnnoyance: "Truckdrivin Neighbors Downstairs (Yellow Sweat)". The drug-using ChaoticStupid [[TheBear gay bear]] couple in the song is based on [[RealLife actual neighbors]] that [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPlStCY1cuU Beck had]].
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