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Beck — Broken Drum
Album: Guero
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6.6

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Total ratings: 654









Released: 2005
Length: 4:26
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I see you there
Your long black hair
Your eyes just stare
Your mind is turning

You know I'll laugh
I won't take it back
I've seen your eyes
I know what you're thinking

And one by one
We'll shoot our guns
We'll have fun
Don't ever doubt it

And when I say
"Fare thee well,
My only friend"
Oh how the days go
Oh how the days go

Your setting sun
Your broken drum
Your little drugs
I'll never forget you
I'll never forget you
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Don't know what goes on inside Beck's head, but he does write good music. Don't get the Scientology at all...but this is good tune from an underrated album.
 l like this after Cracker; expected Sidi Ifni or such but this is a similarly Middle-Eastern-inflected vibe-nuanced number that resonates...
 jpfueler wrote:
meydele wrote:
To me that makes it listenable. I am not normally a big Beck fan, though I won't turn it off. Mostly I just don't hear it.

I agree on not "hearing" most of his stuff. But as I was thinking to myself, a coworker gave words to my thoughts: "That sounds like Pink Floyd"
We were rather surprised to find it was Beck 

There's one of these in the comments for just about every song in the RP playlist.
Sounds a lot like 'Human Wheels' by John Mellencamp, which is a good thing :)
Genius.
Interesting song: 7   hideous album art: –7
LOL! Scrawny blonde nerds rock!

skindy wrote:

Geez, I forget that I am too, until I hear him on RP - the only place I ever seem to hear him. I don't listen to commercial radio, but somehow I doubt they're playing anything by him, much less cuts like this. So I hear one of his songs here on RP - sometimes an older one that I've heard a zillion times, or one I've never heard before, like this one - and suddenly I'm mesmerized and I can't concentrate, and I'm fantasizing about being within 12 inches of this scrawny blond nerd, and me knees get weak. I crumble in the presence of great talent.
 


 Stingray wrote:
Frankly? I think BECK is an asshole!
 
Yes, but very talented one.

Finally a Beck song I dig (well, sort of...)
Frankly? I think BECK is an asshole!
this sucks!!
LizDeines wrote:
I find that I am falling madly in love with Beck,
Geez, I forget that I am too, until I hear him on RP - the only place I ever seem to hear him. I don't listen to commercial radio, but somehow I doubt they're playing anything by him, much less cuts like this. So I hear one of his songs here on RP - sometimes an older one that I've heard a zillion times, or one I've never heard before, like this one - and suddenly I'm mesmerized and I can't concentrate, and I'm fantasizing about being within 12 inches of this scrawny blond nerd, and me knees get weak. I crumble in the presence of great talent.
We need the track 'Missing' from this album.
a dreary and tedious tune from an outstanding artist
He can do no wrong!!
This intro sounds just llike the soundtrack from John Carpenter's "Vampires".
brutal
jpfueler wrote:
I agree on not "hearing" most of his stuff. But as I was thinking to myself, a coworker gave words to my thoughts: "That sounds like Pink Floyd" We were rather surprised to find it was Beck
I can hear Syd Barrett rolling in his grave! :bounce:
Not really one of the best songs on the album...
he's got more albums out there than i realized..
meydele wrote:
To me that makes it listenable. I am not normally a big Beck fan, though I won't turn it off. Mostly I just don't hear it.
I agree on not "hearing" most of his stuff. But as I was thinking to myself, a coworker gave words to my thoughts: "That sounds like Pink Floyd" We were rather surprised to find it was Beck
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
It is very spare for Beck but to me that makes it effective.
To me that makes it listenable. I am not normally a big Beck fan, though I won't turn it off. Mostly I just don't hear it.
pianocomposer wrote:
See? I hear the languid. But I also hear depression and slow sadness. To me, this is a barren song. 3.
I can see how some would think it barren, but the point is its barren-ness. It is very spare for Beck but to me that makes it effective.
lmic wrote:
Languid and ethereal?
Heh. When someone seems really brilliant and creative with what they do, I admit to feeling very attracted to them. I havent felt it for Beck but there have been others.
LizDeines wrote:
kmh, I love him too
Fan Club member Number 3, right here. :tongue:
kmh, I love him too
I find that I am falling madly in love with Beck,
kmh wrote:
I wonder what Beck is like in bed? :redface:
Languid and ethereal?
Does the singing remind anyone of Eno on 'Before and After Science?'
That sure sounded like Robert Fripp on guitar. Anybody know about that?
Beck........ you're dreamy..... :hearteyes: :heartkiss: :kiss:
StellarSwarm wrote:
Just came here to post that. The BoC remix is way better in my opinion.
Beck has been quoted to say that he almost took his version of Broken Drum off Guero and put the Boards of Canada remix on there instead.
It just distresses me to no end that I really, really like this song. . . .
The very beginning intro of this song sounds like a funked out, weird version of "Iron Man" by Black Sabbath.
StellarSwarm wrote:
Haha! The funniest thing just happened. At first I couldn't hear what you were talking about. Then I moved closer to the speakers and...yep, I can definitely hear a scratchy/hissing noise. Moved on to the next song...wait a minute! I still hear that noise. Finally realized that I was hearing the carbonation bubbles in my Coke Zero popping. So...I'm still not sure what you're talking about with the hissing sound on the track. LOL!
:ask: :cheesygrin:
SDBob wrote:
I know that this is out there, but there is this "psst" sound in the background that bugs me. It sounds the soft drink dispenser at the corner 7-11(?) :confused: :stupid:
Haha! The funniest thing just happened. At first I couldn't hear what you were talking about. Then I moved closer to the speakers and...yep, I can definitely hear a scratchy/hissing noise. Moved on to the next song...wait a minute! I still hear that noise. Finally realized that I was hearing the carbonation bubbles in my Coke Zero popping. So...I'm still not sure what you're talking about with the hissing sound on the track. LOL!
I know that this is out there, but there is this "psst" sound in the background that bugs me. It sounds the soft drink dispenser at the corner 7-11(?) :confused: :stupid:
ziggytrix wrote:
try the Boards of Canada remix! :D
Just came here to post that. The BoC remix is way better in my opinion.
try the Boards of Canada remix! :D
Great album and a fantastic live show too. But what was with the bear costumes?
sans wrote:
Give me clam chowder over lightbulbs.
:eh:
CCinSB wrote:
reminds me of a pink floyd song...nice mellow wind down music.
yeah, good one! i love the internets.
Yikim wrote:
a good song but there are much better ones on this awesome album
I don't know...I thought this was really strong when I first heard it, and it only gets better for me.
BECK is a great band from the first record to the last. Musical genius
kmh wrote:
GIMME BECK OVER BRAD PITT ANY DAY!!!!!!!!!
Give me clam chowder over lightbulbs.
a good song but there are much better ones on this awesome album
GIMME BECK OVER BRAD PITT ANY DAY!!!!!!!!!
reminds me of a pink floyd song...nice mellow wind down music.
Daveinbawlmer wrote:
I find I like this. Languid and ethereal. Guero is a great record.
See? I hear the languid. But I also hear depression and slow sadness. To me, this is a barren song. 3.
Shaken_Bake wrote:
Exactly what I was thinking... therefore, this isn't my favorite song on Guero. Sea Change was just too much of a downer. Other than this song, Guero kicks ass!
sounds about rigth. sea change was his break up/divorce album (in case it was not super apparent). has anyone else realized that a couple of his albums are slang spanish? it took me for-EVER to snap to this! i cant believe i missed it for so long. both are spelt more phonetically Odelay- "horale" slang for "what's up?" Guero- blondie in spanish
:cool:
I'm liking this mix so far. Moby to Beck, can't wait for the next song.
kmh wrote:
I wonder what Beck is like in bed? :redface:
I'll volunteer to do the research for the group.
kmh wrote:
I wonder what Beck is like in bed? :redface:
I like listening to Beck while in bed...(hee hee)
I find I like this. Languid and ethereal. Guero is a great record.
nightnurse wrote:
BAD SONG ON A GOOD ALBUM
There are no Bad songs on this cd
I wonder what Beck is like in bed? :redface:
downer and a half.
BAD SONG ON A GOOD ALBUM
UltraNurd wrote:
Oh no! He repeated a set after almost a month! :oP
Should I have put a smilie after my first post?
iTuner wrote:
Today: 1:42 pm - Beck - Broken Drum 1:37 pm - Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus 1:34 pm - Eels - Novocaine for the Soul Bill, you burning out?
Oh no! He repeated a set after almost a month! :oP
Baby_M wrote:
12:30 pm - Beck - Broken Drum 12:25 pm - Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus 12:22 pm - Eels - Novocaine for the Soul This must be the "don't forget your Prozac" set. :lol:
Today: 1:42 pm - Beck - Broken Drum 1:37 pm - Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus 1:34 pm - Eels - Novocaine for the Soul Bill, you burning out?
For just one tiny, itsy-bitsy, wee, small moment I thought this was going to be Gary Glitter...
If Napoleon Dynamite could sing... (or produce, arrange, record, etc.) :rolleyes:
ploafmaster wrote:
He/she is not wrong. He/she has a different opinion than you, Trustocity. The arts is one place where relativism and pluralism should work without question. In music, painting, dance, etc., many people can simultaneously be correct when they say "This is the best" about different works.
Ol Trusty has a real problem with that concept, I have noticed...
12:30 pm - Beck - Broken Drum 12:25 pm - Depeche Mode - Personal Jesus 12:22 pm - Eels - Novocaine for the Soul This must be the "don't forget your Prozac" set. :lol:
It would be an interesting piece for me, but for the extremely annoying squeaky toy sound that repeats in the background. To a parent, that is an alert sound: what's my baby up to, is she ok?
Sounds like the mating call of the whark in Riven.
:yawn: :sleep:
Trustocity wrote:
I sometimes respect Schmackdown's opinions, and I love his/her name, so I'm letting this one slide. But he/she is dead wrong. This is superb.
Correct.
Okay, seriously. That was an excellent follow up to Porcelain. I love this place.
Am I gonna wake up with a needle in my arm in a few minutes? :propeller.gif: Nice sound. Just a bit slooooooow.
I think I like it, but it's awfully slow for a drowsy Friday afternoon at work.
This is putting me to sleep!
decent, but i'm a much bigger fan of the Boards of Canada remix of this one.
Not bad :music:
AphidA wrote:
Sweeeeeeet!! (Sounds like a little riff from The Flaming Lips in there)
Lips is sampled on this song.
ANNE_MARIE wrote:
leftovers from Sea Change
Exactly what I was thinking... therefore, this isn't my favorite song on Guero. Sea Change was just too much of a downer. Other than this song, Guero kicks ass!
Trustocity wrote:
...But he/she is dead wrong. This is superb.
He/she is not wrong. He/she has a different opinion than you, Trustocity. The arts is one place where relativism and pluralism should work without question. In music, painting, dance, etc., many people can simultaneously be correct when they say "This is the best" about different works.
I bought the CD weeks ago a it is still in my CD player, haven't stopped listening. Every track on Guero kicks ass. :jump:
Tell you what- I'll flesh out "bunk" if you'll flesh out "superb". Guero rocks city blocks. I like it forwards. I like it backwards. I like it upside-down. "E-Pro" punches you in the face and you want some more, which you get from eleven other tracks on this outstanding album. This cut is the exception. It follows the outstanding and upbeat "Hell Yes" by shifting from fifth to reverse. It sounds like something Beck could do in his sleep, and did, which translates to underachievement in my book. It starts nowhere and goes nowhere, with a bunch of lazy guitar ramblings filling space. If anything, it sounds like the last track he'd pick for a B-side, something that didn't fit with the album or wasn't well fleshed out- so it fits the Sea Change sound? Great. It doesn't fit Guero's, though, and it's a pretty jarring departure. Perhaps if he'd moved it closer to "Emergency Exit" it would have blended a bit better with the flow of the album, but that track makes me dislike "Broken Drum" even more, as I feel like he put a lot more effort into it, which makes BD seem like an orphan.
Schmackdown wrote:
I've liked everything else from the new album I've heard here on RP, but this track is total bunk.
I sometimes respect Schmackdown's opinions, and I love his/her name, so I'm letting this one slide. But he/she is dead wrong. This is superb.
oh yum....leftovers from Sea Change....sorta. I like this a lot! thanks RP! tomorrow! :jump:
I've liked everything else from the new album I've heard here on RP, but this track is total bunk.
ANY EARLY REVIEWS OUT THERE?????
Sweeeeeeet!! (Sounds like a little riff from The Flaming Lips in there)