Tag: Beck

  • Beck Pays Warm Tribute To Taylor Hawkins At Intimate London Acoustic Show

    Beck Pays Warm Tribute To Taylor Hawkins At Intimate London Acoustic Show

    Beck paid a warm tribute to Taylor Hawkins at an intimate London show last night, while delivering a masterclass, digging out deep cuts from his three-decade-long career. In the U.K. to watch the Taylor Hawkins tribute show at Wembley, Beck appeared relaxed having decided to play a last minute acoustic show. Playing on rented guitars […]

  • “Lost!”: The Pick of Rock and Pop’s Rare and Unreleased Gems

    “Lost!”: The Pick of Rock and Pop’s Rare and Unreleased Gems

    The rock n roll memorabilia market has discovered how to turn old tat into cold hard cash. As Craig Brown’s “One Two Three Four” explains, one of John Lennon’s teeth, given to his housekeeper, sold in 2011 for £19,000. A single brick taken from the ruins of The Cavern sold in Los Angeles in 2019 […]

  • Beck Pays Tribute To Tom Petty With Cover of American Girl: Live at The Electric Ballroom

    Beck Pays Tribute To Tom Petty With Cover of American Girl: Live at The Electric Ballroom

    A new album by Beck is something to be celebrated, and the man himself has been in London all week to promote the new LP “Colors”, an upbeat, shiny, modern pop record, a million miles removed from its predecessor, the gorgeous but melancholy “Morning Phase”. Even better, Beck and his band eschewed the chance to […]

  • A Glastonbury Top Five: Sunday

    A Glastonbury Top Five: Sunday

    The final day of Glastonbury brings a unique feeling of excitement, sadness, relief and exhaustion. Excitement at the prospect of new bands to discover and see. Sadness that it will soon all be over. Relief that soon you won’t have to tread through four inches of mud to head in any direction and that one […]

  • A Look at a Classic Tom Petty Tune: Walls (Circus)

    A Look at a Classic Tom Petty Tune: Walls (Circus)

    Hidden away on the soundtrack to a relatively obscure indie flick that gave Jennifer Aniston one of her earliest (critically acclaimed) lead roles a couple of years into her reign as “Friends” Queen Rachel, Tom Petty wrote “Walls”. It’s one of his best tunes, so good he recorded it twice for the same soundtrack album […]

  • The Grammys 2015: Isn’t Kanye A Lovely Unassuming Chap?

    The Grammys 2015: Isn’t Kanye A Lovely Unassuming Chap?

    The Grammy Awards were on TV tonight in a prime time slot on national TV shoe-horned onto obscure digital-only channel 4Music. AC/DC kicked things off in style. In the UK, seeing a schoolboy next to an old man in a flat cap at a music industry event just brings unwelcome thoughts of certain radio 1 […]

  • The Best Records of 2014 So Far: Beck – Morning Phase

    The Best Records of 2014 So Far: Beck – Morning Phase

    Back in 1999 Beck Hansen released the funky Midnight Vultures. Songs like Sexx Laws and the fantastic “Debra” with its chorus of “I want you / only you…. / …and your sister / I think her name is Debra” were as much clever pastiche as anything. Beck’s one-liners, it seemed, were as good as his […]

  • Beck’s New Album Song Reader Gets UK Premiere

    Beck’s New Album Song Reader Gets UK Premiere

    Have you heard the new Beck album Songreader? If you are taking a stroll through Leigh on Sea this weekend, and you hear the sound of some cats being strangled, don’t call the police straight away. It may just be me playing the new Beck album. Wait: that sounds bad. What I mean is, it’ll […]