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Beck — Beautiful Way
Album: Midnite Vultures
Avg rating:
6.9

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Total ratings: 1746









Released: 1999
Length: 5:18
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Searchlights on the skyline
Just looking for a friend
Who's gonna love my baby
When she's gone around the bend?

Egyptian bells are ringing
When it's her birthday
Sweet nothin', I'm talking about you
There's a hurricane blowing your way

Ooh, such a beautiful way to break your heart
Ooh, such a beautiful way to break my heart
There's someone calling your name
It's driving you insane

You were wearing that stained raincoat
And your umbrella was a tangled mess
You were washed up on the glittering shores
Looking for another crime to confess

You bribed yourself out of a place in the sun
But you had some change to spare
So you said you wanna spend it on me
And shook the blues out of your hair

Ooh, such a beautiful way to break your heart
Ooh, such a beautiful way to break my heart
There's someone calling your name
You're gonna miss that train

Ooh, such a beautiful way to break your heart
Ooh, such a beautiful way to break my heart
There's someone calling your name
It's driving you insane
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 jocelynsart wrote:
first I've ever heard he is a Scientologist - I just enjoy much of his work
 
You've got it right.  It is absolutely not necessary to know OR care what Beck's faith is in order to enjoy his music. 

It's best to take people one at a time and leave the tribalism at home, where one should be keeping their own faith (preferably to themselves).
 rdo wrote:

I think this is a really bad comment.  Do you care about human suffering?   Beck is a role model.
 
Beck is a singer, songwriter, and musician.  A very, very good one and nothing more.  Get off your high horse.
How talented is BECK!
 rdo wrote:

I think this is a really bad comment.  Do you care about human suffering?   Beck is a role model.
 
WTF? Since when are musicians role models? You been following in Keith Richards' footsteps?
As someone (who is "Banned") said below, this song was included on certain Windows PCs, presumably back around 1999. I hope posting that isn't why he/she was banned ;-)

I bought one of those PCs! I liked the song!
This is a test, please ignore it!
Test, please ignore me! :)
 gmichaelt wrote:
 goozer321 wrote:
... the album cover looks like the bloke is in the final phase of tearing off a strip and spraying jizz all over the place ...

You're not wrong.

 
It's almost like that was done on purpose...
 goozer321 wrote:
... the album cover looks like the bloke is in the final phase of tearing off a strip and spraying jizz all over the place ...

You're not wrong.
Aaahhh.  The song that used to come preloaded on Windows machines.  
PLEASE !!!!      STOP !!!!!      PLAYING !!!!     THIS !!!!!!
 coloradojohn wrote:
Sometimes this thing up and struts around the room and pours a killer chill vibe and I can't move I can't go anywhere it just nails me I like it

 
{#Yes}   Lol....well said
What the Heck...I knew it was Beck!!


I love this guy! 
STOP PLAYING THIS GUY!!!!!!!!!!
 neuticle wrote:

   Agreed. Conservatives are bad enough..when you get so called open minded liberals being narrow minded, somehow it seems worse..

 
... Liberals are just Conservatives that have been to jail,,,
 Elroweho wrote:
Why in the world do any of you Beck bashers care about his Scientology  connection? I've always liked his music, which is what I thought we all listen to RP for. What's next - question the talent of gays? I understand there are a few of them in the entertainment field! {#Naughty}

 
I think this is a really bad comment.  Do you care about human suffering?   Beck is a role model.
 coloradojohn wrote:
Sometimes this thing up and struts around the room and pours a killer chill vibe and I can't move I can't go anywhere it just nails me I like it

 
YOu nailed it - just like waves rolling into a beach.
Man this guy leaves me empty!!!  Like eating a big bowl of Diet Cool Whip and washing it down with a glass of air!! 
Sometimes this thing up and struts around the room and pours a killer chill vibe and I can't move I can't go anywhere it just nails me I like it
I love Beck, but his music is played far too frequently on RP.
first I've ever heard he is a Scientologist - I just enjoy much of his work
Can't be arsed reading the nonsense posted, but does nobody else see that the album cover looks like the bloke is in the final phase of tearing off a strip and spraying jizz all over the place?

Or is it just me?
Why in the world do any of you Beck bashers care about his Scientology  connection? I've always liked his music, which is what I thought we all listen to RP for. What's next - question the talent of gays? I understand there are a few of them in the entertainment field! {#Naughty}
{#Arrowd} I have finished the tale of terror written by Lawrence Wright.  The litany of human rights abuses is too long to summarize in one post. 


Beck, Cruise, Travolta, Van Susteren:  We're waiting for your comments........  There is no shield you can hide behind.......
{#Arrowd}  Reading it now......1/5th through...comments so far....LRH was one effed up dude.....
 kcar wrote:

Love the sinner, hate the sin. According to Lawrence Wright's book, "Going Clear", Scientology is a pretty hellish beast.  

https://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/20/books/review/going-clear-lawrence-wrights-book-on-scientology.html?ref=review 

 
That's high on my list.  Apparently, he had to be very careful about each and every word and I think he even met with the church before publishing it.  They'll sue you for anything.  I seriously worry about writing anything about them.  Fortunately, we have groups like "Anonymous" to fight against them.  There are many great YouTube clips by Anonymous that everyone should see.
Not sure how I did it, but I don't know squat about this guy.  Big mistake, apparently.  I'll take care of that next payday.
beautiful way.... beautiful beck :-)
Sneaky segue, Rod-less Faces to Rod-less Beck, so to speak.
We seem to expect that just because someone has a specific talent for music or some other art, or looks good in front of a camera, that that have some great credibility, depth or insight. I often wonder why? they are just people. I am great at trivial pursuit, what does that buy me?
 Stingray wrote:
BEWARE - SCIENTOLOGIST!
 
Love the sinner, hate the sin. According to Lawrence Wright's book, "Going Clear", Scientology is a pretty hellish beast.  

https://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/20/books/review/going-clear-lawrence-wrights-book-on-scientology.html?ref=review 
Like the song, hate the cover art. Just stupid, sloppy design.
I changed my rating from 2 to 1 and hope to never being disturbed by this terrible drag anymore: Remove from RP list!!
 ppopp wrote:
I love Beck's music, but this song gets played far too often on rp. As does most of Sea Change.
 

agreed.  of all the jams on this great album...this is the sleeper.  hangover Beck. 
forgot how much i dig this.
I love Beck's music, but this song gets played far too often on rp. As does most of Sea Change.
 neuticle wrote:

   Agreed. Conservatives are bad enough..when you get so called open minded liberals being narrow minded, somehow it seems worse..
 
And for today's lesson in irony . . . 
Besides, I have it on good authority that today's 12-22 audience see Beck as an Elder Statesman.
 derekd wrote:
The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you know nothing about. Leave Beck's religion alone. Judge his music. It's a damn radio station not a bigotry forum..
 
   Agreed. Conservatives are bad enough..when you get so called open minded liberals being narrow minded, somehow it seems worse..
The highest form of ignorance is when you reject something you know nothing about. Leave Beck's religion alone. Judge his music. It's a damn radio station not a bigotry forum..
 Stingray wrote:
BEWARE - SCIENTOLOGIST!
  Who gives a flying _ _ _ _ ? what he might believe in or not believe in —Yikes it is 2012 lol


 Byronape wrote:

And because of that, we shouldn't listen to his music?  You are an idiot, but people are still allowed to read your comments.

 
I agree, about the listening, I always say the same.  Still, there is a misguided tendency to defend the aspect to which Stingray comments on.  People do not know how diabolical the organization in question is.  If we let every criminal organization hide behind the shield of religion, then the next thing you know the mafia will simply call itself a religion, Nazis will say they are a religion, and, worst of all, Fred Flinstone and the socialists will say that they are a religion.  Holy F'ing shite!!!
great album. great tour.
 Stingray wrote:
BEWARE - SCIENTOLOGIST!
 
Yeah. Hope you recall this advise each time you're going to see a movie starring Tom Cruise, John Fucking Travolta or.... Dustin Hofmann, wasn't he also?
This song gets a solid "meh" from me.
 Geecheeboy wrote:
Those trousers are disturbing.  They look very uncomfortable. I'd be constantly tugging on them and tucking in my shirt. Plus my adult children would put me in a home.
 
C'mon, Geecheeboy, secretly you really want a pair of those things! Right? Lol!
 ncollingridge wrote:
I have to say that I have become somewhat jaded of Beck recently. I'm sure it's just me, but I'm finding his voice rather dreary nowadays, and it's a bit of a dampener on my enjoyment of his work.
 



Is this 13 years old already?
I have to say that I have become somewhat jaded of Beck recently. I'm sure it's just me, but I'm finding his voice rather dreary nowadays, and it's a bit of a dampener on my enjoyment of his work.
... music ... in ... slow ... motion ... that ... always ... gets ... my ... attention.

"Such a beautiful way to break my heart."  What does that mean, exactly?
Just noticed, but are the beginning notes "borrowed" from Talk Talk, something off of Eden, I think?
Veddy, veddy nice, said a man in the crowd
 Stingray wrote:
BEWARE - SCIENTOLOGIST!
 
And because of that, we shouldn't listen to his music?  You are an idiot, but people are still allowed to read your comments.

 Geecheeboy wrote:
Those trousers are disturbing.  They look very uncomfortable. I'd be constantly tugging on them and tucking in my shirt. Plus my adult children would put me in a home.
 
Don't worry, the only people who should/could wear those trousers are barely adults themselves.
 Deadwing wrote:
This song is so slow that it makes time go backwards.
 
But in a good way, right?
dude just gets better and better!

BEWARE - SCIENTOLOGIST!
Sounds familiar ?? 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1bjRAi1XEDw

This song is so slow that it makes time go backwards.

I'm not too crazy bout this Beck kid,,dragging this song around.


I'm crazy for this song...

 
I like this song, but the broken chords in the background sound very close to an old Velvet Underground song. Can't remember which one though.
took my daughter to see the midnight vultures tour for her 16th birthday - amazing gig
Those trousers are disturbing.  They look very uncomfortable. I'd be constantly tugging on them and tucking in my shirt. Plus my adult children would put me in a home.

Beautiful way, beautiful song. {#Daisy}
 Businessgypsy wrote:
... they are generally pretty mellow. Nevertheless, I do enjoy your creative anger. Wishing you a happier tomorrow.

 
Thank you Gypsy!

Happier tomorrow...?
I am HAPPY! Absolutely! Every single minute!!

Just when it comes to stupid music, I have
anger-issues (while smiling)!

 PA1749 wrote:
Wow, I thought this was Bono from U2! Good Stuff
 

tzzzz...!!!

PS
Your age? 12 or 89...?
SCIENTOLOGIST with another nightmare-song.


 brulie wrote:
There's a brilliant montage from Homicide Life on the Street that uses this song beautifully. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxKO_l7YKBE It's about 5 minutes into the clip (but you're treated to some Peter Tosh at the very beginning {#Yes})
 

Brilliant series. A friend once tried to convince that "Law and Order" was better than "Homicide." (Really, Bob. Not your finest hour). After I stopped laughing, I took him to school. 

Thanks for pointing out the Youtube clip. It pointed up one thing I liked about the series—the relatively freer flow of dialogue and action than you'd normally find in a TV cop series. Things were looser, more natural, less scripted.

Case in point: during one episode, several detectives and a bunch of cops are examining a dead body in a fairly empty parking lot, around dusk I think.  As the detectives are bantering and sharing a joke about their jobs, a kid in his teens runs into the middle of the group and collides with one of the detectives. They grab the kid and make a joke—and then another group of cops grab the teenager and arrest him for a purse snatching that took place a few blocks away. 

On TV, it wasn't a major scene but it looked real—almost superfluous, but real. Because it was. The actors playing the bantering detectives were shooting a scene in the parking lot when a real-life purse snatcher ran onto the set and into the group of actors. The cops who took the kid away were also real, as was the bust. The actors stayed in character, the cameras kept rolling, and the director left the scene in, untouched. 
Beck's done some solid work, but this one's maybe gone around the block a few too many times.
More Beck is better...   Bumper Stickers should be issued...

Live Beck even BETTER: go see him on tour!

{#Clap}
 PA1749 wrote:
Wow, I thought this was Bono from U2! Good Stuff
 
{#Eh}

Wow, I thought this was Bono from U2! Good Stuff
awesome cover .
STINGRAY...Too bad you don't know a thing about music. Seems to me you're too concerned about album cover art and have no REAL ear for music. You should go rate X-rated videos instead...'Nuff said
MERGH.
This song wouldn't be that bad if only Beck would shut up.
It was this song given as sample to test Windows Media Player in Win ME ?
No excuse can explain this lame album art.
Album art rated below a "5" {#Yell}....  Beck's an awesome artist though.
I also do not like all of his music. But there is no question about his talent. Did he also the album cover?  Nice song, by the way!
 Businessgypsy wrote:
We have a lot of stingrays here in SW Florida - but they are generally pretty mellow. Nevertheless, I do enjoy your creative anger. Wishing you a happier tomorrow.

 
{#Lol}

 Stingray wrote:
HORRIBLE  VERY TALENTED GUY!
HORRIBLE EXCELLENT MUSIC!
 
There ya go. Fixed it.

Stingray wrote:
HORRIBLE GUY!
HORRIBLE MUSIC!

There is not a single Beck-song that moves me!
NOT ONE!

Get lost - do not come beck!
We have a lot of stingrays here in SW Florida - but they are generally pretty mellow. Nevertheless, I do enjoy your creative anger. Wishing you a happier tomorrow.

There's a brilliant montage from Homicide Life on the Street that uses this song beautifully. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxKO_l7YKBE It's about 5 minutes into the clip (but you're treated to some Peter Tosh at the very beginning {#Yes})
HORRIBLE GUY!
HORRIBLE MUSIC!

There is not a single Beck-song that moves me!
NOT ONE!

Get lost - do not come beck!

Does the cover illustrate some sort of quantum/photonic sex? {#Whisper}{#Sunny}

("baby, I light up for yah!")


What a beautiful way to start my work day!
S-m-o-o-t-h
 cousinhub wrote:
I'm falling asleep ....{#Meditate}
  drink some cofee and enjoy


Oooooooooo, I like this a LOT!
I'm falling asleep ....{#Meditate}
Palaverist. You nailed it.


Probably his best song................ {#Devil_pimp}
Quaalude mood music.
An underrated song from an underrated album. Love it. I'd ask for more Beck, but I listen to so much anyway that it's hardly necessary.
This is one of those Beck songs that has grown on me even more over time. 7 8

A bongy quality huh?
Beck almost never does wrong.
Good tune.

Lazy, floating, dreamy... solid 7, and counting.
Like this!
uuuuuuuuu,such a beautiful song
Such a cool smooth tune to float such piercing lyrics. 
A few years back, I chatted with Beck at a party. Completely down to earth, nice guy. No attitude whatsoever. What struck me is his fearless integrity to just have fun, create different music and get it out there.
Cool
 Govi wrote:
Listening to this, I realized now why I don't like Beck.  It's totally irrational, though simultaneously rational.  He's not Jeff Beck.  When I first heard the name "Beck" credited for one of Beck's songs, I thought, "ZOMG!  Jeff's taken too many mellowing agents!"  It takes a lot to get over such first impressions.  I'm not over it yet. 
 
I'm sorry, but that's just ridiculous.  Get over it!
aaahhh, and there's the Beck, such a soothing sound.
 STEVIE1 wrote:
A great tune, Beck just seems to make cool music.
Agree.  A lot of it , I think.  This is an odd album. But I like it very much.

It was awarded the status of 'Universal Acclaim' by MetaCritic with a score of 83/100 but in 2006 was named the 50th 'Worst Album Ever' by music magazine Q,<2> despite the fact that they gave the album 4 stars

A great tune, Beck just seems to make cool music.
I love this album as well, and Beck, even though there are many reasons he is not a favorite in the indie mentality... I still dig the music!!! Why form opinions based on anything but the music?
For some reason this reminds me of my old desktop and the Windows Media Player teaser mp3 that came with the anchor.
 Ahhh commercialism dressed up as the obscured. It's a Beautiful Way.


 Govi wrote:
Listening to this, I realized now why I don't like Beck.  It's totally irrational, though simultaneously rational.  He's not Jeff Beck.  When I first heard the name "Beck" credited for one of Beck's songs, I thought, "ZOMG!  Jeff's taken too many mellowing agents!"  It takes a lot to get over such first impressions.  I'm not over it yet. 
 
I understand and resemble your comment.  Felt the same way about several other bands or artists over the years, including Beck.  I do like this however.


Sooth & groove. Just what I needed now and gladly so, being not the only one.{#Roflol}
The phrase "Gettin' crazy with the cheese whiz" popped into my head randomly as I was overdoing it with some guacamole last night. Took an hour to remember where that came from.
Midnight Vultures is a great recording.  The concert he put on after this came out was phenomenal.  He was sooo entertaining and with beautiful music, too.

 Govi wrote:
Listening to this, I realized now why I don't like Beck.  It's totally irrational, though simultaneously rational.  He's not Jeff Beck.  When I first heard the name "Beck" credited for one of Beck's songs, I thought, "ZOMG!  Jeff's taken too many mellowing agents!"  It takes a lot to get over such first impressions.  I'm not over it yet. 
 
Maybe "totally irrational" but "explainable".  :-)
I think this album is underrated.  I dig a lot of it (this song for example)

Listening to this, I realized now why I don't like Beck.  It's totally irrational, though simultaneously rational.  He's not Jeff Beck.  When I first heard the name "Beck" credited for one of Beck's songs, I thought, "ZOMG!  Jeff's taken too many mellowing agents!"  It takes a lot to get over such first impressions.  I'm not over it yet. 
and is that his monkey peeking out?
 out_to_lunch wrote:
Check out the album cover. No really, look at what's going on.
 
{#Think} indeed....

 tg3k wrote:

As evidenced by what?

OK, that's strictly my opinion, and your opinion is no less valid, but his music does absolutely nothing for me.

 

By Beck's discography.  You don't have to like a certain piece of music to appreciate what went into creating it.

 tg3k wrote:

As evidenced by what?

OK, that's strictly my opinion, and your opinion is no less valid, but his music does absolutely nothing for me.
 

As evidenced by the song rating, to start.  Look at the data.  You're outnumbered and outvalidated.