Beck’s Record Club: The Velvet Underground & Nico

Posted on September 4, 2009 |

The first edition of Beck’s Record Club has come to a close.

If you don’t know what this club is all about, it’s basically Beck
inviting a group of friends in a studio to cover track-for-track
an album of their choosing and record it all in one day. Nothing rehearsed
or arranged ahead of time, they just go for it.

A song from the album is then released once a week as a free download
on Beck’s new re-designed website for all to enjoy.

For this first go-around, they chose to cover the classic 1967 album
“The Velvet Underground & Nico”. They almost went for Digital
Underground’s Sex Packets
album which hearing Beck cover
“The Humpty Dance” would’ve been quite the treat.

Participants included this time around were record producer Nigel
, Joey Waronker, Brian Lebarton, Bram Inscore, Yo, fine actor
and BecK’s brother-in-law Giovanni Ribisi, Chris Holmes, and
Thorunn Magnusdottir.

Here’s an in-depth interview Pitchfork did with Mr. Hansen about the club.

Once you’re done reading that, you can download the full album right here:

( Album ) Beck’s Record Club - The Velvet Underground & Nico ( 2009 )

01. Sunday Morning
02. Waiting For My Man
03. Femme Fatale
04. Venus In Fur
05. Run, Run, Run
06. All Tomorrow’s Parties
07. Heroin
08. There She Goes Again
09. I’ll Be Your Mirror
10. Black Angel’s Death Song
11. European Son
12. Heroin (Alt. Version)

The second Record Club got rolling this week with Devendra Banhart,
Ben, Andrew and Matt from MGMT, Andrew from Wolfmother, Binki from
Little Joy and Brian Lebarton, Bram Inscore from the first edition.

Their album of choice this time around?

Fellow Montrealer and music legend Leonard Cohen and his 1968 debut album
“Songs Of Leonard Cohen”.

Their second choice?

Ace Of Base.

That’s right. Ace Of Base. That … would’ve been something unique for sure.

The first track “Suzanne”, one of Cohen’s most covered songs was just released online.

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5 Responses to “Beck’s Record Club: The Velvet Underground & Nico”

  1. platypusrex256
    November 18th, 2009 @ 2:50 pm

    my mind is blown

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  3. Adam
    January 18th, 2010 @ 7:31 pm

    An Ace of Base Beck Record Club jam is so, so warranted.

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