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  • Early on Beck liked to detune his guitar till the strings were almost falling off which resulted in hilarious 'songs' such as "Trouble All My Days", "Magic Stationwagon" and "Total Soul Future (Eat It)".
  • The absurd yet detailed storytelling lyrics to early songs such as "Are You Positive?", "Steve Threw Up", "Mexico", "Cut In Half Blues", "Heartland Feeling", "Satan Gave Me A Taco", "Whimsical Actress", "Whiskey-Faced Radioactive Blowdrying Lady" to name a few.
    • Halfway though "Steve Threw Up", the lyrics derail into a List Song naming all of the foods that could be found in Steve's vomit, which contrasts hilariously with the beautifully harmonized backing vocals provided by members of the group that dog. That list, in turn, is abruptly cut off by a Last Note Nightmare befitting a song about vomiting during a bad acid trip.
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  • The use of anger for comedic effect in "Bad Energy", "Stomping Room", "Azzkizz Powergrudge" and "Truckdrivin' Neighbors Downstairs" to name a few.
  • The random stream of consciousness at the end of Beercan is hilarious. "BURN ME UP A PLATE O' SASSAFRASS!"
  • The beginning of "Lord Only Knows" is either hilarious or frightening, depending on who you are.
    • The ending is great too. "I'm goin' to Houston... do the hot dog dance... goin' back to Houston... to get me some pants!"
  • In a hilarious bit of Self-Deprecation, the middle of "High 5! (Rock the Catskills)" derails into weird sample-heavy instrumentation, just like many other songs on the album... only to be abruptly cut short by irritated voice: "Turn that shit off, man! What's wrong with you man? Get the other record! Damn!".
  • His performance of "Where It's At" on the show, Live at the Rehearsal Hall. It included cheap Casio keyboard that he told his keyboardist to switch to a different instrument voicing every so often, a Seinfeld-inspired "sitcom bass" solo, and other moments Beck described as "musical crimes." Even Beck couldn't help but crack up during the song.
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  • Towards the end of "Loser", a humorous song on it's own (albeit a bit dark), between the chorus is the glorious "Get crazy with the Cheez-Whiz!". Beautiful.
  • "In A Cold Ass Fashion" with such incredible lines as "I can squeeze the breeze, drink a bottle of lice, Smoke a pack of whiskey with Jesus Christ " and "I love you, but you don't know how to spell"
  • Another memorably silly ad-lib comes from "Soul Suckin' Jerk (Reject)", an alternate version of "Soul Suckin' Jerk" that was released as a B-Side: "Rockin' the town like a moldy crouton!"


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