Monday 5 July 2010
More of a Monday cover massacar from Beck
Now you may of heard of Beck's Record Club. The project was conceived as a way for Beck to get his mates to get together to re-record a favorite record or two, or as the official sources put it "an informal meeting of various musicians to record an album in a day." Part having fun, part art project, it may not be an original idea for a bunch of musicians to get together and play some covers but what makes this a really special project is the cast of alt music's great and good that Beck can pull together to have a jam. Each track is 'released' with a documentary video, one a week, the whole process it makes for compelling viewing.
For the fourth edition of record club Beck brought together Liars, St. Vincent and Sergio from Os Mutantes to have a bash at Kick by INXS. (Yeah you read that right!!) Its awesome and you see more below...
Record Club: INXS "Mystify" from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.
Beck's Record Club (Liars, St. Vincent, Sergio - Mystify (INXS)
But the cover up awesomeness doesn't stop there. In a surprising twist the Record Club's fifth album is Yanni’s Yanni Live at the Acropolis performed by no less than Thurston Moore and Tortoise. I know, sounds fucking amazing doesn't it? You can find out more here, but the first track and video from the session is below, blew me away!
Record Club: Yanni "Santorini" from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.
Beck's Record Club (Thurston Moore & Tortoise) - Santorini (Yanni cover)