Friday 19 November 2010
Friday Cover Up - Beck so kind
Record Club: Skip Spence "Grey/Afro" from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.
With the end of the year fast approaching, this week's Friday Cover Up has taken a reflective angle, first of many I'm sure. So this week its back to Beck's Record Club, easily the most ambitious covers project of 2010. Beck has announced that a compilation of the best tracks from albums the Record Club project has covered will drop sometime soon, but in a show of democratic kindness we get to pick the tracks, check them out here, register and vote here. So you get pick your favorites from The Velvet Undeground and Nico, Leonard Cohen’s Songs of Leonard Cohen, Skip Spence’s Oar, INXS’ Kick and Yanni’s Yanni Live at the Acropolis. Naturally the list of artists who feature is eye watering; MGMT, Wilco, Feist, Devendra Banhart, Os Mutantes, St. Vincent, Liars, Binki Shapiro, Thurston Moore, Tortoise, it goes on and on. Below and above are some of the tracks that got my vote that I haven't posted before, and taste as well to boot. Vote for a Yanni track while your at it.
Skip Spence - Grey/Afro (Beck's Record Club, Feist, Jamie Lidell & Wilco)
Record Club: Yanni "Reflections Of Passion" from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.
Record Club: Velvet Underground and Nico "Venus In Furs" from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.