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Beck — Golden Age
Album: Sea Change
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Released: 2002
Length: 4:35
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Put your hands on the wheel
Let the golden age begin
Let the window down
Feel the moonlight on your skin
Let the desert wind
Cool your aching head
Let the weight of the world
Drift away instead

These day I barely get by
I don't even try

It's a treacherous road
With a desolated view
There's distant lights
But here they're far and few
And the sun don't shine
Even when it's day
You got to drive all night
Just to feel like you're OK

These days I barely get by
I don't even try
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Interpretation of meaning.  TL;DR His afterlife has just begun and he's in hell.

He has just died and the message is from his greeter/friend/dad who just 'woke' up to explain things.

Take the wheel - enjoy your new horizontal position
Window down, moonlight - you're dead enjoy the heat
Weight, drift away - nothing really matters when you dead

Barely gets by - because he's not getting by, he dead
Doesn't even try - because he can't

Road, view lights - time, blind, darkness
Far and few -  you'll be woken up every eon to meet an old friend
Sun don't shine - because he can't see it, 
Drive all night - big sleep only way to be ok

His masterpiece album in my very humble opinion.
Nice segue from Sandy Denny singing WHO KNOWS WHERE THE TIME GOES, Bill! 
 stevewestern wrote:
Beck is someone who has passed me by - I love this song though and have heard a few good songs from his new album with a similar feel to this - any suggestions on which CD to buy as a starting point given my love of this sort of song ?

EDIT - just read a review and bought this one (sea change)..
 
Hands down.... Morning Phase
Great segue from Sandy Denny. May the vibe roll on ...

B&R, you get better every day. Your contribution to quality of life is invaluable.  
It's good an'all, but it's the last 20 mins of a day's working from home here, NOT HELPING. 
Maybe the best breakup album of all time.  Lyrics are so honest and painful.  My fav is Round the Bend.  I like that Beck keeps changing and does not stick in any groove.  Saw him in concert with my son who loved it.  Very musically talented artist.
 jrozzelle wrote:
Did I hear correctly?  Do "Melissa" and "Golden Age" begin with the exact same guitar chord?
 
Not exactly to your point (as many, many songs have the exact same chords), but I remember when I first started listening to RP many years ago and was strumming along with the songs I heard. Bill played 4 songs in a row in the key of F#. Maybe not fully intentional but still I was kind of in awe. Later that day he played 4 songs in a row related to the word "cat" either by artist, song title or lyric.  I realized then that I was seeing the handiwork of the segue king. Long live the king!
 jrozzelle wrote:
Did I hear correctly?  Do "Melissa" and "Golden Age" begin with the exact same guitar chord?
 

What are the chances of that?
 tlbritton wrote:
Three 10's in a row! Thanks for the great tunes Bill and Rebecca. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas.
 
Where has the time gone-Fairport Convention
Melissa-Allman Brothers
Golden Age-Beck
wow - Great Job RP in tying these together
Three 10's in a row! Thanks for the great tunes Bill and Rebecca. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas.
Beck is a national treasure.
 stevewestern wrote:
Beck is someone who has passed me by - I love this song though and have heard a few good songs from his new album with a similar feel to this - any suggestions on which CD to buy as a starting point given my love of this sort of song ?

EDIT - just read a review and bought this one (sea change)..
 
I'd also suggest "Morning Phase."
 morganmike wrote:
Melissa followed by Golden Age, I wonder how many songs begin E , F#m.........Who knows where the time goes, there's another one, but there must be hundreds! Great segway Bill.
 
He is the master.  My wife and I are both ex-DJs (Bar, Club, and Radio) and often try to figure out what the common thread is.
 Nerubo wrote:
The fact that Radio Paradise plays a (relatively) lot of Beck is one of its major plusses.

This song in particular has a lovely melancholy feel to it.  

Quite a change from his earlier work like "Loser" or  "Que Onda Guero".

 
 

I think "Que Onda guero" is on the album after this.
Melissa followed by Golden Age, I wonder how many songs begin E , F#m.........Who knows where the time goes, there's another one, but there must be hundreds! Great segway Bill.
 stevewestern wrote:
Beck is someone who has passed me by - I love this song though and have heard a few good songs from his new album with a similar feel to this - any suggestions on which CD to buy as a starting point given my love of this sort of song ?

EDIT - just read a review and bought this one (sea change)..
 
If you like this one, Sea Change is a great album to start with.  And if you want to stay on Beck's "mellow side" try Morning Phase (2014).  One of my favorites!
Its odd.  Beck's music has mostly been a side note to my musical journey.  However, where I was in my life when this album came out is by far one of my most cherished memories.  The people I was with, the place I was in, my job... all of it has immense weight to me.  Every time any of these tracks play, I'm immediately teleported to my past.  I love that feeling!
Driving and all-consuming sexual desire and the cosmos somehow all run  together... beautiful. Compoare with the Little  Feat "Let It Roll" - oh baby! "I don't even try!"
Interesting set.  Who Knows Where the Time Goes|Fairport Convention, Melissa|Allman Bros, and now Golden Age|Beck.... I wouldnt have recognized the similarities if you hadnt played them together.  Thanks, Bill.  
 coloradojohn wrote:
I'll always love this, and will always think of the countless times I used to make the long, desolate drive from Boulder to L.A. and Baja...

  Done both drives...several times...great driving album this one is.


I'll always love this, and will always think of the countless times I used to make the long, desolate drive from Boulder to L.A. and Baja...
real nice feel to this
 Skydog wrote:

no Beck here lately but a lot of Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, Led Zepplin and raggae so this sounds great to me

 
Plus a lot of Los Lobos and anything that Mark Knopfler has a hand in, not to mention that god-awful Dung Fever.
Great song from a consistently great album. This one reminds me of the later output from The Verve somewhat, but they're one of my favorite bands, so that's a good thing.

If you find the opportunity to hear Sea Change in 5.1, make the effort as it's truly worth it (Sea Change was originally released on SACD, then rereleased on Blu-Ray Audio).
 deanv wrote:
This song just followed the Allman Brothers' Melissa - I have to agree with Margb331.  The lead-in sounded so similar.  Great match, Bill.  I didn't think that much of the song - it was OK, but I thought the electronic effects were kind of trippy & cool - at first I thought it was my state of mind.

 
Same scenario again just now and have to agree about the lead-in. Do like the song though.
Just a great song...simple as that..
Of course, it rings of the Allman Bros, and he uses the same chords, same sound a lot on "Morning Phase," but it's SO GOOD; love it!
what a great set - thx Bill
This song just followed the Allman Brothers' Melissa - I have to agree with Margb331.  The lead-in sounded so similar.  Great match, Bill.  I didn't think that much of the song - it was OK, but I thought the electronic effects were kind of trippy & cool - at first I thought it was my state of mind.

Awesome song, play more Beck. Thanks Bill.

Its helping to make my migraine go away.


"I don't try" pretty much describes this song.
    I barely don't get by
    But,  I don't even try.
 Skydog wrote:
i heard "Wild Horses" at the very very beginning

 
Every song by this guy sounds like something else.
 Peter_K wrote:
Must we hear so much Beck? 

 
no Beck here lately but a lot of Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, Led Zepplin and raggae so this sounds great to me
Yikes !!! Not this AGAIN!!!!??!!!!
i heard "Wild Horses" at the very very beginning
Kcar, man, I gotta say that this is one of the most respectful, insightful, considered and balanced posts I've seen here.  It has invited me to re-examine my own RP posting behavior and attitude and will, I believe, help to move my needle away from Outspoken Opinionated Bastard and closer to Tolerant Respectful Observer.  Thank you for that — cheers!    

{#Cheers}


kcar wrote:

Oh, I understand that technical problems can lead to a song's rejection. And yes, our Stingray is a bit of a ranter. {#Roflol}

But I understand his grump. One sign and source of RP's success is that listeners regard it as their home on the Web. They've bought in emotionally and likely feel that they're part owners. I saw the same thing at a pottery studio near me. People felt personally affronted when the studio owner told them they couldn't do something or rejected a piece they'd worked hard on. The owner had unintentionally punctured had their sense of belonging at the place and expertise as a potter. Some abruptly quit the studio after a mild run-in with the owner...

Stingray and others, as Gary Gutting points out in that NYT piece, make neutered statements about a musician's or song's worth compared to another but will demand you acknowledge the indisputable greatness of their favorites. Those songs are part of their identity.

Stingray feels at home here and wants to contribute to the catalog. The selection process for offered songs is a black box, though, and you wind up feeling rejected and perhaps less part of the "in" crowd when you get the "sorry" brushoff without explanation. 

And if you're Stingray, hearing yet another Beck song ("SCIENTOLOGIST!") instead of your indisputable classic rubs salt in the wound. 

Ultimately, this is the Goldsmiths' business. It's their livelihood. My guess is that their personal tastes don't dictate all of RP's catalog. I'm sure demographics and marketing and song analysis algorithms play a part. They might even loathe some songs that the black box tells them to play. 

Ultimately, it's better to shrug off the "sorry" message with a "your loss" or "cloth ears" mental note. Don't take it personally, Stingray. There are other Web radio stations you can hang out at...
 
 
Fantastic track. Beck's latest has me reevaluating him - a perfect album front-to-back. This track was a preview of his capability as a songwriter. Thanks for RP for helping people like me notice him.
Must we hear so much Beck? 
RP has made me fall in love all over with the Beckster after 6 years of listening to Bill and his playlist.   
So much so that when nobody knew of him during his Grammy nod, I stood up and gave a holler, then mo-fo'do Kanye for the next week after.... 
is this song about dyanetics?
 stevewestern wrote:
Beck is someone who has passed me by - I love this song though and have heard a few good songs from his new album with a similar feel to this - any suggestions on which CD to buy as a starting point given my love of this sort of song ?

EDIT - just read a review and bought this one (sea change)..

 
If you like this song, you will love his latest, "Morning Phase".
Man, what a cool song to blast tooling along the valley floor on 285 South from Breck to Buena Vista with moonlight shining on snow...
Outside Lands 2012

Kilroy was there...

Thanks again RP
Beck is someone who has passed me by - I love this song though and have heard a few good songs from his new album with a similar feel to this - any suggestions on which CD to buy as a starting point given my love of this sort of song ?

EDIT - just read a review and bought this one (sea change)..
 barend wrote:
Zo mooi dit nummer

Ik kan het niet genoeg horen
 
 
Could not have said it better myself
I used to have a Yamaha copper 14" x 6.5" snare drum that I tuned to sound just like the snare on this song, though I don't know what snare Joey Waronker used for it.

Noice!
That's how we get cars or trains collisions on the long haul.
 shakitten wrote:


kcar wrote:

I know the feeling. Bill rejected two songs I really like. But he has to follow his own sense about what constitutes good music and what his listeners will support (with money). Most of us agree that Bill and Rebecca do a  great job, despite the occasional groaner and rejection. 

"Taste is different" is the usual statement one hears, when no agreement can be made if a song, a film or another 

piece of true art is good or not good! I could never accept such a saying. If that were to be true, people could use the very same

argument to trash BEATLES or STONES."


I had a long, long discussion with rdo about this and other topics on the RP page for Ludovico Einaudi's "Time Lapse" song. You should check out the New York Times article I mentioned in one of my posts there. The article is by philosopher Gary Gutting and it's called "Mozart vs. the Beatles. He talks about how people say that no type of art is better than another, but then abandon that argument when they talk about an artist whom they really love. Gutting argues briefly that we can state that some works of art is superior to others...

Here's the link for it: 

https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/14/mozart-vs-the-beatles/




 



 
And sometimes it just means that the formatting of the upload wasn't right or was corrupted. Stingray just likes drama. Pay him no mind. 

 
Oh, I understand that technical problems can lead to a song's rejection. And yes, our Stingray is a bit of a ranter. {#Roflol}

But I understand his grump. One sign and source of RP's success is that listeners regard it as their home on the Web. They've bought in emotionally and likely feel that they're part owners. I saw the same thing at a pottery studio near me. People felt personally affronted when the studio owner told them they couldn't do something or rejected a piece they'd worked hard on. The owner had unintentionally punctured had their sense of belonging at the place and expertise as a potter. Some abruptly quit the studio after a mild run-in with the owner...

Stingray and others, as Gary Gutting points out in that NYT piece, make neutered statements about a musician's or song's worth compared to another but will demand you acknowledge the indisputable greatness of their favorites. Those songs are part of their identity.

Stingray feels at home here and wants to contribute to the catalog. The selection process for offered songs is a black box, though, and you wind up feeling rejected and perhaps less part of the "in" crowd when you get the "sorry" brushoff without explanation. 

And if you're Stingray, hearing yet another Beck song ("SCIENTOLOGIST!") instead of your indisputable classic rubs salt in the wound. 

Ultimately, this is the Goldsmiths' business. It's their livelihood. My guess is that their personal tastes don't dictate all of RP's catalog. I'm sure demographics and marketing and song analysis algorithms play a part. They might even loathe some songs that the black box tells them to play. 

Ultimately, it's better to shrug off the "sorry" message with a "your loss" or "cloth ears" mental note. Don't take it personally, Stingray. There are other Web radio stations you can hang out at...
 
Guitar line somewhat reminds me of Sweet Melissa....loving the new Beck album....{#Sunny}
ya know? this song has a nice feel to it... and it doesn't look like it would come out of the face on that album.
The fact that Radio Paradise plays a (relatively) lot of Beck is one of its major plusses.

This song in particular has a lovely melancholy feel to it.  

Quite a change from his earlier work like "Loser" or  "Que Onda Guero".

 
PPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPPP          >         SSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS       >       DDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD
 Stingray wrote:

I AM ANGRY!


No shit. Really? You know, Stingy, you really need to get out more.
THIS is REALLY lame.
Zo mooi dit nummer

Ik kan het niet genoeg horen
 
 And sometimes it just means that the formatting of the upload wasn't right or was corrupted. Stingray just likes drama. Pay him no mind. 

kcar wrote:

I know the feeling. Bill rejected two songs I really like. But he has to follow his own sense about what constitutes good music and what his listeners will support (with money). Most of us agree that Bill and Rebecca do a  great job, despite the occasional groaner and rejection. 

"Taste is different" is the usual statement one hears, when no agreement can be made if a song, a film or another 

piece of true art is good or not good! I could never accept such a saying. If that were to be true, people could use the very same

argument to trash BEATLES or STONES."


I had a long, long discussion with rdo about this and other topics on the RP page for Ludovico Einaudi's "Time Lapse" song. You should check out the New York Times article I mentioned in one of my posts there. The article is by philosopher Gary Gutting and it's called "Mozart vs. the Beatles. He talks about how people say that no type of art is better than another, but then abandon that argument when they talk about an artist whom they really love. Gutting argues briefly that we can state that some works of art is superior to others...

Here's the link for it: 

https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/14/mozart-vs-the-beatles/




 



 

 Coolbeans wrote:
SHUT YOUR PIE-HOLE AND SEND SOME MONEY TO THIS AWESOME WEBSITE YOU FRICKIN' CRYING, LAZY, SLACK-ASS BASTARDS AND BITCHES..............

COOLBEANS SAYS GET A LIFE ! 

 
+1!!  {#Clap}
SHUT YOUR PIE-HOLE AND SEND SOME MONEY TO THIS AWESOME WEBSITE YOU FRICKIN' CRYING, LAZY, SLACK-ASS BASTARDS AND BITCHES..............

COOLBEANS SAYS GET A LIFE ! 
Is this the only song Beck has ever done? 7 times in 30 days?!  It's nice, but PSD...{#Think}{#Yawn}
AHHHHHHHHHHHHH NOT THIS GUY AGAIN !!!??!!!!
{#Bananapiano}   Becks best album for me
too much airplay on RP, its slipping from 9->8
Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.

Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.

Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,

So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.

RF
"Crossroads seem to come and go"  Sorry Hanson. You just wrote a lame version of Gregg Allmans' Mellisa.
But I'm sure you've been told that before. 
what, this is upbeat for RP
 Again?  Really?  I'm not sure that this horse is dead -- but it sure is being flogged around here.

Biscobret wrote:

I came in to say this -- LOL -- guess I'll leave it at the 7...

 



Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked...  love this song...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...
So soothing and slightly melancholy and yet, uplifting at the same time. {#Meditate}
 Stingray wrote:

I AM ANGRY!

Very much so! While "Beck" is "accepted" (into the list of songs) a RARE GEM of fantastic new music was rejected by RP!

 

I have never really been a fan of Nick Cave, I must admit. Even "Dig, Lazarus dig", though certainly 

good music (and "accepted" in RP), was not really among my favourites! The more I was STUNNED,

when I came to know his BREATHTAKING new album "PUSH THE SKY AWAY". Immediately I checked

RP if the album - or songs from it - was "accepted" and put into the pool of music RP-listeners get to hear.

Both of the most outstandings pearls of a sensational AAA-album (!!!) - JUBILEE STREET" and "WE REAL COOL" -

were "rejected".

 

"Taste is different" is the usual statement one hears, when no agreement can be made if a song, a film or another 

piece of true art is good or not good! I could never accept such a saying. If that were to be true, people could use the very same

argument to trash BEATLES or STONES.

 

I do not know if it was Bill or his wife "rejecting" Cave's new album (as a whole) and especially the two shining pearls, I

mentioned as best songs (in my opinion), but the descision is so WRONG and on the edge to be unacceptable, that one 

can only wonder what makes them "accept" Beck, but deny "Nick Cave".

 

How disappointing!



 
I know the feeling. Bill rejected two songs I really like. But he has to follow his own sense about what constitutes good music and what his listeners will support (with money). Most of us agree that Bill and Rebecca do a  great job, despite the occasional groaner and rejection. 

"Taste is different" is the usual statement one hears, when no agreement can be made if a song, a film or another 

piece of true art is good or not good! I could never accept such a saying. If that were to be true, people could use the very same

argument to trash BEATLES or STONES."


I had a long, long discussion with rdo about this and other topics on the RP page for Ludovico Einaudi's "Time Lapse" song. You should check out the New York Times article I mentioned in one of my posts there. The article is by philosopher Gary Gutting and it's called "Mozart vs. the Beatles. He talks about how people say that no type of art is better than another, but then abandon that argument when they talk about an artist whom they really love. Gutting argues briefly that we can state that some works of art is superior to others...

Here's the link for it: 

https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/07/14/mozart-vs-the-beatles/




 


 jwilson277 wrote:

Everyone in your church loves every song played......  That's peculiar, must be a cult.
 
We do not love every song that is played!  But we do love this one...
 Biscobret wrote:
Love it - but overplayed, for me.  Knocking back to a 7 from a 9.

 
I came in to say this -- LOL -- guess I'll leave it at the 7...








Sing that song, you MOFO!
 Lazarus wrote:


Miss you so much, Cynaera...

everybody in my church loves this song...
 

 
Everyone in your church loves every song played......  That's peculiar, must be a cult.
I liked them better on Futurama 
Driving through the desert at night music. Top down. Only stars for company. Meloncholy. Beauty.


Love it - but overplayed, for me.  Knocking back to a 7 from a 9.
This song is for that moment of the film when everything changes forever.  Not necessarily for better of for worse, but different and unexplored.  And you somehow know that that golden memory, that you'll prize like a photograph for the rest of your life, is just beginning.
Ye Gads, this is just one magical tune. The more I hear it, the better it gets. It's really quite beautiful. 
Had to upgrade this from 8 to 9. Great tune. Thx Bill!
 Stingray wrote:

I AM ANGRY!


How disappointing!



 
You are always angry.  It's your thing.
This doesn't have that weird smell that you encounter around high voltage equipment when there are too many electrons in the air.
 It actually sounds like a song instead of something that springs out of a can and assaults your ears.

 edit-oops,he had to throw the crap in during the ending
 Cynaera wrote:
I don't CARE about Beck's religious beliefs. He could be a Druid and I'd still love his music. In fact, I'd probably love it MORE if he was a Druid.
 

Miss you so much, Cynaera...

everybody in my church loves this song...
 
 bokey wrote:
Take away the canned stuff and you can hear the rest in any coffee house in the world that holds open mics.

 He's one Hell of a computer operator.

 
How one can listen to this and derive that conclusion is a mystery to me. Beck somehow incorporates myriad influences and distill something new from the volatile mix. Who can complain about that, especially when the musicianship is so consistently good?
Never noticed how much the first couple chords sound like Wild Horses by the Stones... actually thought it was a cover because the original played in the last hr....
 Stingray wrote:

I AM ANGRY!

Very much so! While "Beck" is "accepted" (into the list of songs) a RARE GEM of fantastic new music was rejected by RP!

 

I have never really been a fan of Nick Cave, I must admit. Even "Dig, Lazarus dig", though certainly 

good music (and "accepted" in RP), was not really among my favourites! The more I was STUNNED,

when I came to know his BREATHTAKING new album "PUSH THE SKY AWAY". Immediately I checked

RP if the album - or songs from it - was "accepted" and put into the pool of music RP-listeners get to hear.

Both of the most outstandings pearls of a sensational AAA-album (!!!) - JUBILEE STREET" and "WE REAL COOL" -

were "rejected".

 

"Taste is different" is the usual statement one hears, when no agreement can be made if a song, a film or another 

piece of true art is good or not good! I could never accept such a saying. If that were to be true, people could use the very same

argument to trash BEATLES or STONES.

 

I do not know if it was Bill or his wife "rejecting" Cave's new album (as a whole) and especially the two shining pearls, I

mentioned as best songs (in my opinion), but the descision is so WRONG and on the edge to be unacceptable, that one

can only wonder what makes them "accept" Beck, but deny "Nick Cave".

 

How disappointing!

 
Don't be angry- yes Cave is superb, but relax, chill, and let them do it to you in the eardrums. Something good will come along in a minute...

..okay, who set Stingy off?..(see below)..

I AM ANGRY!

Very much so! While "Beck" is "accepted" (into the list of songs) a RARE GEM of fantastic new music was rejected by RP!

 

I have never really been a fan of Nick Cave, I must admit. Even "Dig, Lazarus dig", though certainly 

good music (and "accepted" in RP), was not really among my favourites! The more I was STUNNED,

when I came to know his BREATHTAKING new album "PUSH THE SKY AWAY". Immediately I checked

RP if the album - or songs from it - was "accepted" and put into the pool of music RP-listeners get to hear.

Both of the most outstandings pearls of a sensational AAA-album (!!!) - JUBILEE STREET" and "WE REAL COOL" -

were "rejected".

 

"Taste is different" is the usual statement one hears, when no agreement can be made if a song, a film or another 

piece of true art is good or not good! I could never accept such a saying. If that were to be true, people could use the very same

argument to trash BEATLES or STONES.

 

I do not know if it was Bill or his wife "rejecting" Cave's new album (as a whole) and especially the two shining pearls, I

mentioned as best songs (in my opinion), but the descision is so WRONG and on the edge to be unacceptable, that one

can only wonder what makes them "accept" Beck, but deny "Nick Cave".

 

How disappointing!


 horstman wrote:
The man's intitled to his religious beliefs. That's what America is all about! And this in an American radio station. Either accept that or go somewhere else. 
 
You mean entitled - like a fundamentalist islamist? Last time I looked, the USA was not keen on accepting them with open arms. 

Oh and while I am on it. . . whatever happened to the saying 'land of the free?' I don't seem to hear it now. 
Take away the canned stuff and you can hear the rest in any coffee house in the world that holds open mics.

 He's one Hell of a computer operator.
This was my sons lullaby  for a spell when he was around 8 years old. Still takes me back to lying there with him dozing away.
Heard this here less than 48 hours ago.  bit soon
Still a 10 ... body thetans and all.
Perfect Sunday song...
Beck is God
Great song from an underrated artist!
 Stingray wrote:
SCIENTOLOGIST!
 
Do I have scientologist cooties because I listened to this song? Save my soul, Stingray. 

Put your hands on the wheel
Let the golden age begin
Let the window down
Feel the moonlight on your skin
Let the desert wind
Cool your aching head
Let the weight of the world
Drift away instead
Hmm. Played this one a little close to Wild Horses, Bill.

Coincidence?

I think not.

{#Smile} 
Beautiful, sad song.  Like Elliott Smith's Basement on a Hill, Sea Change is so depressing, that it's difficult to listen to.  But they are both amazing, heartfelt albums.
Great album. Great song.   
Nothing exciting about this one at all.  Blah.
Soooo good!!
Stingray!

The man's intitled to his religious beliefs. That's what America is all about! And this in an American radio station. Either accept that or go somewhere else. 
 Stingray wrote:
SCIENTOLOGIST!
 
ok.  we got the point.  still a groovy tune. 
SCIENTOLOGIST!
From close to the stage I saw him perform this at The Outside Lands. It was a good day to hear it.
there's a live version of this, Beck 2002 kcrw sessions w_flaming lips, where he does this with a much stronger singing voice, worth checking out
 
ALWAYS a good time to hear this number...the atmosphere on this record captures a definite Spacey Blues vibe that I really really like...
 Stingray wrote:
BEWARE SCIENTOLOGIST!
 
get over it.

is that like saying BEWARE FOREIGNER. because if it is... 
BEWARE SCIENTOLOGIST!
BEWARE SCIENTOLOGIST!
Starts out like the Stones' "Wild Horses" - always makes me look at the set list - nice, though, not a complaint.
I know it is is some what of a sad song, but is it possible to call Beck and ask for like a 6 hour version of this song?
 tdelora wrote:
Too many plays for me....
 
You know, I feel the same way. He's changed so much from the "Mellow Gold" record to this, I'm not sure its the same person.
Too many plays for me....
 Johnny-smooth wrote:
Geez, I love this song - makes me stop whatever I'm doing to just sit and listen.
 
I'm with you there. Slow, silky goodness.
 johnjconn wrote:
I'm intested in getting a Beck album/cd.

What is his best album/cd?
 
I would start with Odelay, or Mellow Gold