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Beck — The Information
Album: The Information
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Total ratings: 338









Released: 2006
Length: 3:43
Plays (last 30 days): 0
The information is laughing at us
The ticker tape feeds the night
Looking for a lost transmission
A heaven that we left behind

When the information comes
We'll know what we're made from
And the skyline rising
Highrise eyes see through you

Say hello to a mannequin
The ghost of an automaton
The witching hour is summoning up
Armies where they don't belong

When the information comes
We'll know what we're made from
And the skyline rising
Highrise eyes see through you

She's the sister of avarice
The wife of a poisonous tide
She's the eye of a battle of storms
That sees where the atoms collide

When the information comes
We'll know what we're made from
And the skyline rising
Highrise eyes see through you
Comments (63)add comment
 Bruce_AK wrote:
Who cares? It's about the music.
Personally, I found it quite likable.
{#Bananapiano}


Stingray wrote:
BEWARE: SCIENTOLOGIST!!
 
 

Broken robots unite!  {#Crashcomp}

 
vonwienerhousen wrote:
sounds like beck from the future with bender on the washboard

 


 Stingray wrote:
BEWARE: SCIENTOLOGIST!!
 
ohh ! that explains why i don't  like the song 
{#Wink}  
BEWARE: SCIENTOLOGIST!!
Not his best song or CD.
I'll take Sea Change or Mutations.
beck is go(o)d.
Groovy - Funky - very niiiccce!! {#Dancingbanana_2}


this song caught my attention
 sirdroseph wrote:
Beck is awesome. That is all.
 


Yeah...  cool...  I agree...



 
Beck is awesome. That is all.
 window wrote:
I like this album and all, but there are a couple of creepy moments on it.  This song is one of them.
 
Creepy music makes the world turn around.



What do you mean? Beck IS from the future
 vonwienerhousen wrote:
sounds like beck from the future with bender on the washboard


 

Just for comparison:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dbh2ZsK73VA
diazo wrote:
Yeah! After all, what religion doesn't look a bit ridiculous to anyone who doesn't subscribe to it? Except for mine, of course:


That's a masterpiece !

simple.pure.noise.
Fritz Lang saw this shit coming.

Post-industrial alienation ... this is what my generation left for the next ones.

You're welcome.


Every time I hear this song, it reminds me of SNL.  The one where Horatio Saenz, Jimmy Fallon,  and the rest do that cheezy Christmas song.


sounds like beck from the future with bender on the washboard


I like this album and all, but there are a couple of creepy moments on it.  This song is one of them.
 MM_Prague wrote:
I'd say that Beck was influenced by the space-alien industrial band Chrome on this one. I hear a lot of aural influences, and Chrome even had a song named Informations....

 

more like the space-alien CULT OF SCIENTOLOGY {#Nyah}
I'd say that Beck was influenced by the space-alien industrial band Chrome on this one. I hear a lot of aural influences, and Chrome even had a song named Informations....
huh, that was it? i didn't get it.
Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
right on. He can worship cosmic muffin _or_ hairy thunderer for all I care! :-))
Yeah! After all, what religion doesn't look a bit ridiculous to anyone who doesn't subscribe to it? Except for mine, of course:
Yeah, Dog!
Deadwing wrote:
I could care less about Beck's religious affiliation, he can worship a huge jam dripping cosmic muffin for all I care. His music expresses how manic , beautiful ,and idiotic life can be (all at the same time) in 2007. I adore him. Rant away!
right on. He can worship cosmic muffin _or_ hairy thunderer for all I care! :-))
This is where my Beck-o-meter swings from "I like" right pass "tolerate" all the way to "no thanks".
I could care less about Beck's religious affiliation, he can worship a huge jam dripping cosmic muffin for all I care. His music expresses how manic , beautiful ,and idiotic life can be (all at the same time) in 2007. I adore him. Rant away!
queenjill wrote:
He is the best example of a Scientologist, to date.
hahaha! Definitely! This song is not too great. Several others way better off this album.
LOVE all the sounds. Brilliant originality! 9
What terribly dull song. No effort from the writer, even the singer sounds bored.
I know I'm in the minority here, but I'm really loving this album. Can't get enough!
Not the best song on this album.
Oh boy. It's the King of Funny Noises.
siloco wrote:
sounds like Beck took the Zooropa train with this one..
:-)
IH574 wrote:
First time I ever thought to turn off RP due to sound. I'm glad this one ended.
Give it time. Your brain needs a few listens to untangle this treasure trove of sounds to make sense of it.
queenjill wrote:
He is the best example of a Scientologist, to date.
...oh no...they got him too...
First time I ever thought to turn off RP due to sound. I'm glad this one ended.
edenandsage wrote:
Beck can do no wrong. Epitome of a cool cat.
He is the best example of a Scientologist, to date.
Shades of Ozric Tentacles
...and with that, I shut my laptop.
Better with Borat.
sounds like Beck took the Zooropa train with this one..
element1 wrote:
Not terrible exactly, but what is the point of all this noise?
I don't see a point to it.
Beck can do no wrong. Epitome of a cool cat.
bigtwistee wrote:
I guess I'm not cool enough. (or whatever the kids call it these days) I try to at least respect Beck from a creative standpoint, but I hear way more machine than instrument in most of his stuff.
YUP, I agree!
I love the subtle nuances of the female voices sliding around, almost sounding like instruments/electronics. It's especially effective in a car stereo/on headphones ...Beck is a musical genius.
I'm starting to like this song with its strong beat and discordance.
Cruithne3753 wrote:
Odd, off kilter... this seems the kind of thing that probably needs several listens before it can really be judged.
yes.
This is a relief. I've heard several Beck cuts here that I rather liked. I was afraid I was going to have to reconsider my position that he's basically over-rated at best and really, really irritating at worst. Nope. He still is.
Speaking of Weird Al, if you haven't seen this yet, it's worth a look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-xEzGIuY7kw
Gaylord_Meatface wrote:
I have heard mixed reviews of this albumn. Anyone heard more of it and have some feedback?
I love it!
I have heard mixed reviews of this albumn. Anyone heard more of it and have some feedback?
The best off of this new effort...at least that I have heard.
I guess I'm not cool enough. (or whatever the kids call it these days) I try to at least respect Beck from a creative standpoint, but I hear way more machine than instrument in most of his stuff.
Is that a muted cowbell I hear? "I got a fever, and the only cure is more cowbell!" (BTW, one of the funniest lines EVER on SNL)
UltraNurd wrote:
It's a new CD; this usually happens. Any chance we'll hear anything of Weird Al's new album?? :oD
I heard "Canadian Idiot" on the radio the other day. Yeah.... maybe when I was 8 that guy seemed funny, not now
Odd, off kilter... this seems the kind of thing that probably needs several listens before it can really be judged.
Not terrible exactly, but what is the point of all this noise?
earthbased wrote:
Bill must really love Beck as I think he has played about 10 of his tunes in the last 48 hrs.
It's a new CD; this usually happens. Any chance we'll hear anything of Weird Al's new album?? :oD
Bill must really love Beck as I think he has played about 10 of his tunes in the last 48 hrs.
:think: :music: :ask:
This is the first thing I have heard off the new CD. I like it.
dang i just got home and turned this on... where's the RP rewind button?