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Born: July 8, 1970    Primary Instrument: Guitar

Beck

On his first DGC album, 1994's Mellow Gold, Beck demonstrated his ingenious ability to mix old and new styles with ease. The result was music that on one hand sounded familiar, yet surprised at every turn. On Odelay, Beck has further mutated his approach, taking it to a higher level.

The first cut on Odelay, “Devil's Haircut,” sports a guitar riff reminiscent of Terry and the Pirates' “I Can Only Give You Everything” and features Beck's stream-of-consciousness lyrical flow. The title of the first single, “Where It's At,” is a skewed reference to the John Lee Hooker album That's Where It's At. The song boasts Jimmy Smith-style keyboards that would be right at home on a Blue Note record. The vocals, however, are run through a vocoder, giving them a retro-futuristic vibe more akin to an old- school Africa Bambaataa track. “Sissyneck,” with its carnival-flavored organ line, possesses a lap steel chorus hook that recalls the spirit of Hank Williams with more honky-tonk authenticity than a million mullet-haired country artists could ever hope to muster. “Derelict” sounds like Mike Millius covering an old Hoagy Carmichael number at a recreation center in the middle of everywhere....
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