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Beck — E-Pro
Album: Guero
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7.3

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Total ratings: 529









Released: 2005
Length: 3:20
Plays (last 30 days): 0
See me comin' to town with my soul, straight down out of the world at my fingers,
Holdin' on to the devil I know, all my troubles will hang on your trigger.
Take your eyes and the knife to the bone, shoot your mouth if you know where you're aimin'.
Don't forget to pick up what you sow, talking trash to the garbage around you.

Na, na, na, na, na, na, na...
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na...
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na...
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na...

See me kicking the dog with my boots, broke down out in a ditch of old rubbish.
Snakes and bones at the back of your room, handin' out a confection of venom.
Heaven's drunk on the poison you use, charm the wolves in the eyes of a gambler.
Now I seem to come to you, hammer my bones on the anvil of daylight.

Na, na, na, na, na, na, na...
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na...
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na...
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na...

I won't give up that ghost,
It's sick the way these tongues are twisted.
The good in us is all we know,
There's too much left to taste that's bitter.

I won't give up that ghost,
It's sick the way these tongues are twisted.
The good in us is all we know,
There's too much left to taste that's bitter.

Na, na, na, na, na, na, na...
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na...
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na...
Na, na, na, na, na, na, na...
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becks ok i guess but this is mostly irritating
Hate for scientology is NOT religious bigotry. This is a group that will prevent you from talking to your friends or family if they disagree with the "religion." The fact that they have a tax free status after pulling crap like Operation Snow White sickens me.


 alevin wrote:
Love, love, love Beck... but does anyone else find his concert persona a little misanthropic?  The stylings of the concert are always great (puppets and light shows!) but I always feel he's a somewhat contemptuous for the audience, like he's saying "I'll play, but the fact screaming fans are there effects me in no way whatsoever."  Thoughts?  Does he just hate Vancouver? 
 
It's Vancouver. Sorry. We tried to warn you, but you insisted...

 mooseisadick wrote:
THIS GUY COULD NOT BE MORE OVERRATED!!! This whole Beck , Moby thing is just an excuse to make discordant noises. It's not genius—any one can make "original" crap. Turds are like snowflakes. Each one is different but none are pleasant. This is musical fecal matter.
 

WRONG!
Usual Beck booty shakin!{#Dancingbanana}
 dmax wrote:
The difference is the controversy about the nature and history of Scientology. Admittedly, most religions have their cult-like aspects, but Scientology has had some unique issues. Read up on it and you'll probably see the same distinctions.
 
Just to be helpful, here are some links....
 
A 2011 discussion with two L.A. Times reporters who wrote extensively on Scientology is here:
https://www.theawl.com/2011/02/meet-the-heroes-of-early-scientology-reporting%E2%80%94plus-a-visit-to-the-celebrity-centre

The L.A. Times series of articles they wrote can be found here:
https://www.calendarlive.com/news/local/la-scientology-sg,2,3229765.storygallery

And The New Yorker article from Feb 2011:
https://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/02/14/110214fa_fact_wright

Make up your own mind on Scientology but I suggest that defending them while being ignorant of how they operate is dangerous.


 cesare wrote:

Substitute Jew, Mormon, Catholic, Buddhist, Muslim, Druid, etc., for Scientologist and how does it taste? Would you make the same statement if he was associated with any other religion?
 
The difference is the controversy about the nature and history of Scientology. Admittedly, most religions have their cult-like aspects, but Scientology has had some unique issues. Read up on it and you'll probably see the same distinctions.

 k_trout wrote:

whoa dude -  I shudder to think what happens when you encounter singing proctologists
 
That's a good band name..."Singing Proctos"!!
 gandalfbmg wrote:
I just haven't been able to enjoy this as much since I found out he's a scientologist...
Like Tom Cruise movies now: I enjoy, but I feel REALLY bad about it, like I do when I shop at Wal Mart.

 
whoa dude -  I shudder to think what happens when you encounter singing proctologists

 Odyzzeuz wrote:


Yeah, and on top of that, he's a Jew. Seriously. I haven't been able to enjoy Tina Turner since I found out she's a Buddhist. I was hoping she was just an athiest, or maybe a Baptist. And that Cat Stephens guy? Muslim. Which means he's probably a terrorist. Sufjan Stephens, I hear, is a Protestant, which really kindof figures. I disliked him BEFORE I found out he's a mainstream plain-vanilla Christian. Oh, and Bob Dylan? Jewish Christian. Or actually I think he's an ex-Christian. Bad enough. I liked him before, too. Arlo Guthrie is also a Jew, so I have to hate him now, too. Bono is also a Christian, so now I have to despise U2. Like I needed a reason. I actually need to do some research on all the musicians I like to find out if they share my many religious prejudices. Hopefully I can whittle the list of musicians I like down to zero. It's fun to hate. Ha ha!


 
{#Lol}
song's a 9++



Love, love, love Beck... but does anyone else find his concert persona a little misanthropic?  The stylings of the concert are always great (puppets and light shows!) but I always feel he's a somewhat contemptuous for the audience, like he's saying "I'll play, but the fact screaming fans are there effects me in no way whatsoever."  Thoughts?  Does he just hate Vancouver? 
A Beck tune with some muscle...cool. {#Music}

Yeah, and on top of that, he's a Jew. Seriously. I haven't been able to enjoy Tina Turner since I found out she's a Buddhist. I was hoping she was just an athiest, or maybe a Baptist. And that Cat Stephens guy? Muslim. Which means he's probably a terrorist. Sufjan Stephens, I hear, is a Protestant, which really kindof figures. I disliked him BEFORE I found out he's a mainstream plain-vanilla Christian. Oh, and Bob Dylan? Jewish Christian. Or actually I think he's an ex-Christian. Bad enough. I liked him before, too. Arlo Guthrie is also a Jew, so I have to hate him now, too. Bono is also a Christian, so now I have to despise U2. Like I needed a reason. I actually need to do some research on all the musicians I like to find out if they share my many religious prejudices. Hopefully I can whittle the list of musicians I like down to zero. It's fun to hate. Ha ha!
:lol:
mooseisadick wrote:
...are like snowflakes. Each one is different but none are pleasant.
You find Beck AND snowflakes unpleasant? Perhaps it's just you.
I used to think that Odelay was issued to everyone that moved to the suburbs, like that tiny carton of Tide in the mail. I don't have anything else to add. Hell, I'm not even ranking this song. I'm that apathetic about Beck.
mooseisadick wrote:
THIS GUY COULD NOT BE MORE OVERRATED!!! This whole Beck , Moby thing is just an excuse to make discordant noises. It's not genius--any one can make "original" crap. Turds are like snowflakes. Each one is different but none are pleasant. This is musical fecal matter.
Erm? I wouldn't use this kind of flavorful language to describe even my most loathed artists. Beck at the very least shows his musical diversity and wears his fruitloop personality on his sleeve. Out of curiosity, did you not like his more minimalist arrangements for his album Sea Change either? I'm just taking a stab to see if an accoustic based album would be less grating as it seems you're not fond of certain electronically propelled efforts. And I don't know if it's totally fair to compare him to Moby. Moby peaked with his album Play and has been loosing most of his won fans ever since. Beck is still a slow steady build of steam in popularity. You know what they say, if you're in the minority, be prepared to support your views with a lot more thought and detail than the majority. Just some thoughts.
"Talking trash to the garbage around you..."
mooseisadick wrote:
THIS GUY COULD NOT BE MORE OVERRATED!!! This whole Beck , Moby thing is just an excuse to make discordant noises. It's not genius--any one can make "original" crap. Turds are like snowflakes. Each one is different but none are pleasant. This is musical fecal matter.
Very well put, I'm in total agreement!
:bananasplit: na na na na na na na!!!!!! :bananasplit:
Possibly me fav Beck song. Def my fav Beck album! Rock on, Mr. Hansen!
Quayde wrote:
Finally, a Beck song I can rate at least Acceptable. Feels wrong to my soul not to criticise Mr Beck at all, so... Beastie Boys sample? Tsk, sonic cribbing as usual. There, that's better.
I thought this sounded uncharacteristically ballsy and tolerable for mr. beck.
I knew Beck was amazing. Still, startling and impressive how well he holds up against the Beatles, which is playing now (Hey Bulldog, from Yellow Submarine). LOVIN' BECK. 9 for the entirety of Guero!
THIS GUY COULD NOT BE MORE OVERRATED!!! This whole Beck , Moby thing is just an excuse to make discordant noises. It's not genius--any one can make "original" crap. Turds are like snowflakes. Each one is different but none are pleasant. This is musical fecal matter.
strick wrote:
Anything off that album beats this noise hands down...
I disagree. Both albums are masterworks of mood. Just different, is all. "This noise" is some serious rockin'.
gandalfbmg wrote:
I just haven't been able to enjoy this as much since I found out he's a scientologist...
Yeah, and on top of that, he's a Jew. Seriously. I haven't been able to enjoy Tina Turner since I found out she's a Buddhist. I was hoping she was just an athiest, or maybe a Baptist. And that Cat Stephens guy? Muslim. Which means he's probably a terrorist. Sufjan Stephens, I hear, is a Protestant, which really kindof figures. I disliked him BEFORE I found out he's a mainstream plain-vanilla Christian. Oh, and Bob Dylan? Jewish Christian. Or actually I think he's an ex-Christian. Bad enough. I liked him before, too. Arlo Guthrie is also a Jew, so I have to hate him now, too. Bono is also a Christian, so now I have to despise U2. Like I needed a reason. I actually need to do some research on all the musicians I like to find out if they share my many religious prejudices. Hopefully I can whittle the list of musicians I like down to zero. It's fun to hate. Ha ha! :dance:
gandalfbmg wrote:
I just haven't been able to enjoy this as much since I found out he's a scientologist... Like Tom Cruise movies now: I enjoy, but I feel REALLY bad about it, like I do when I shop at Wal Mart. :redface:
Substitute Jew, Mormon, Catholic, Buddhist, Muslim, Druid, etc., for Scientologist and how does it taste? Would you make the same statement if he was associated with any other religion?
gandalfbmg wrote:
I just haven't been able to enjoy this as much since I found out he's a scientologist...
He is? Ah, that's a disappointment :eh:
Beck in Bed any day.... :hearteyes:
personaly don't like his new stuff - "nobodys fault but my own" was a great song. 1999 and now
gandalfbmg wrote:
I just haven't been able to enjoy this as much since I found out he's a scientologist... Like Tom Cruise movies now: I enjoy, but I feel REALLY bad about it, like I do when I shop at Wal Mart. :redface:
His parents were hippy Scientologists. He's probably a jack Scientologist.
Beck rules!
I just haven't been able to enjoy this as much since I found out he's a scientologist... Like Tom Cruise movies now: I enjoy, but I feel REALLY bad about it, like I do when I shop at Wal Mart. :redface:
dave216j wrote:
Not a bad song...but I think I liked it better when it was called "Stray Cat Blues" by the Stones...
:ask: :think:
strick wrote:
Anything off that album beats this noise hands down...
I second the motion.
jerkstore wrote:
"SEA CHANGE" IS ONE OF MY TOP 5 FAV ALBUMS...great stuff, love beck
Anything off that album beats this noise hands down...
Not a bad song...but I think I liked it better when it was called "Stray Cat Blues" by the Stones...
Starting to feel a Beck overdose coming on... :puke:
ChardRemains wrote:
On my way to see the becktollah at Patriot Center in Virginia tonight. Hope he's still riding high after 2 straight nights at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Always puts on a professional show, though, so I'm not too worried.
What did you think though? I wasn't impressed. I'm a big fan and have always loved his shows. The crowd was weak that evening.
7) I've listened to Beck for years, but now he really finally growing on me! This seems to be a great album.... I do think I like Beck, much to my boyfriend's chagrin lol :roflol:
"SEA CHANGE" IS ONE OF MY TOP 5 FAV ALBUMS...great stuff, love beck
On my way to see the becktollah at Patriot Center in Virginia tonight. Hope he's still riding high after 2 straight nights at the Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC. Always puts on a professional show, though, so I'm not too worried.
Loving all the tracks Bill spins from this CD.
Saw him at the Wilkins Auditorium in St Paul last night. He puts on a FUN show. I highly recommend seeing him if he makes it to your town. :)
The video for this is the closest thing I've ever seen to some of my dreams... very difficult to explain in words but here it's visualized!
How does this guy do it? Musically, he makes no sense, lyrically he makes no sense-- If Beck was a fictional character, his career a plotline, I wouldn't buy it for a minute. But IT WORKS! Guero makes two outstanding cds in a row. This man, who should have been over years ago, has developed a catalogue of work that's even more richly compelling than it is bewildering. And listenable, too! Again, I ask... HOW does he do it!
Just dropped from 8 to 6 on my list. Too much air isn't good for this beck track.
I tried, but can't hear the special things in this song other people apparently hear in it. It's too much middle of the road to me, nothing special. I could almost say: boring.
Really enjoying the new Beck. It's become the soundtrack to my summer. Too bad I missed him at the Rose Garden this month.
I'm having the greatest time with this current set!
Finally, a Beck song I can rate at least Acceptable. Feels wrong to my soul not to criticise Mr Beck at all, so... Beastie Boys sample? Tsk, sonic cribbing as usual. There, that's better. 7, maybe a 6.
Happy birthday, Beck! \:D/
Dragonfly_Launch wrote:
Song lists Beastie Boys as cowriters. Though I think that may be just because a sample is used in the song. Anyone else know?
Yes, I think it's just because of the sample - that seems to be the case with lots of other songs on Guero as well. That's what I assume reading the liner notes, anyway. It seems that if you've used a sample from a song, you have to state that your song is "co-written" with the people who wrote the original song.. Even if it's only the small sample you use. Maybe that's the policy everywhere these days. This song rocks! I give it 8.
Song lists Beastie Boys as cowriters. Though I think that may be just because a sample is used in the song. Anyone else know?
racerx wrote:
You know, as this guy continues to progress, I compare him more and more with Todd Rundgren. Which, of course, is a compliment to Beck and hopefully not an insult to Todd.
I'm cool with it. -Todd
Damn I just got goose bumps....Dogs to E-Pro! BTW, anybody catch Beck on Nightline? Killer piece on his art.
"Hoochie Coochie" to "Dogs of Lust" to "E-Pro" -- once again, radio paradise delivers an excellent mix!
Yeeeeeeeeeah...now you're bringin me through my morning with the same Beck! I think what I enjoy about this song is the interesting vocal line on the "chorus" (I suppose nananananana is a chorus...) and the intervals between the voice and guitar/bass notes.
this is fun. :music:
Not my favorite kind of Beck..but it is enjoyable in its repetiveness
Awwww yeah...bringin' me through the afternoon with some tasty Beck!
What a comeback!!! Woooo-hoo! This song's groove caught me up in the first riff, kissed me passionately, then got stuck in my head for days. Guero CD hasn't left the player since it came out.
My general comment on Beck is that it was interesting to watch how he became sort of like an elder statesman for the industry after his first or second album. Much deserved, might I add. This guy rocketed to the top............
You know, as this guy continues to progress, I compare him more and more with Todd Rundgren. Which, of course, is a compliment to Beck and hopefully not an insult to Todd.
I decided to look up the lyrics, because I'd heard this often enough (and at high enough volume!) that I thought I was beginning to actually recognize WORDS -- specifically, I thought I heard him mentioning the Thompson Twins, twice. Well, apparently I was mistaken, as you can see here. Now the problem is, having actually READ the lyrics, I still have absolutely no idea what they mean! (Not that it matters; it's still great to hear)
Beck is absolutely an envois for the creative process turned into pop genre! Love him!
Watch the video. Lyrics are listed there also.
Beck sure wears his influences on his sleeves, but man what funky sleeves.... \:D/
MUST PUMP UP VOLUME . . . :music: :music:
Iron Beckerfly!
love at first listen!
Beck!
beck is the coolest dork i know!
BillG wrote:
(snip snip) Should have more tracks from the album soon.
:jump: yay! :jump:
archrrone wrote:
Bill can play this one everyday if he wants!
Just this week. Don't want to wear it out. Should have more tracks from the album soon.
Bill can play this one everyday if he wants!
Damn. I might have to raise this to a 9.
I've heard very few repeats on RP, with the exception of this which I think I've heard at least 6 times in the past week. I didn't like it at first, but its growing on me.
Beck is so good, so original. Anyone heard the remix to this song? It's filled with samples from Nintendo games, it's great. After Sea Change, Beck needed to break it down again and be fun.
This song kicks ass! Another classic tune by Beck fo sho'.
Not disappointed. Beck is the man. Though a short, sad-eyed and slightly twisted one.
radiojunkie wrote:
I just changed my rating from a 6 to a 7. Becoming a Beck fan as we speak.
Wow, just heard it again and didn't realize I'd heard it before -- first thing I thought was, "That's an 8." Guess it's time to up the rating. :music:
Heard this one a few times on the radio... It's growing on me. I also heard another song off the album that I liked. Had all sorts of tasty 8-bit sounds in it.
Awesome - I'm blown away by every new sound he makes... its never the same things twice, but it is always distinctly Beck. \:D/
Always liked Beck, this is no different :D
i want my copy....counting the days and stuff.
I think I am becoming a Beck fan. i like.
excellent!
yummy, more BECK!
Yep, I can hardly wait to hear the whole thing!
Argh! I missed hearing this! Patience.... patience.... patience.... One more month.
I just changed my rating from a 6 to a 7. Becoming a Beck fan as we speak.
tomcool wrote:
Big fan of Beck. This song didn't grab me the first listen, but I'm looking forward to hearing the new album.
Ditto.