Tuesday Morning Music: Beck & friends cover The Velvet Underground’s “Sunday Morning”

I found out yesterday via the awesome roio audio archive (bookmark it! bookmark it!) that Beck has started hosting a “Record Club” at his official web site where he gets together with friends like Wilco, Devendra Banhart, MGMT and Feist to cover some of their favorite albums in their entirety. The first album he tackled with his pals (including actor Giovanni Ribisi on glockenspiel on this track) was the classic The Velvet Underground & Nico album. You can download the entire effort for free here via roio. It’s definitely worth owning if you’re a fan of VU, Beck or both.

p.s. If you’re interested, roio has also uploaded Beck’s take on Songs Of Leonard Cohen.

Posted by Kevin K. on 12/29/09 at 08:07 AM • Permalink

Categories: MusicMP3/Music DownloadsMusic VideosYouTubidity

Share this post:  Share via Twitter   Share via BlinkList   Share via del.icio.us   Share via Digg   Share via Email   Share via Facebook   Share via Fark   Share via NewsVine   Share via Propeller   Share via Reddit   Share via StumbleUpon   Share via Technorati  

I was groaning when I heard about this, but it turned out to be pretty sweet.  Worth a free download anywhoo.

I was groaning when I heard about this, but it turned out to be pretty sweet.

Yeah, I didn’t have high hopes, but it’s really quite good. It’s amazing how many of these cover efforts can be EPIC FAILS. Beck is now working through Skip Spence’s Oar and what he’s got up so far (w/ Wilco) sounds really good, too.

Can’t say I’m thrilled with the rendition of Cohen’s “Suzanne”, but will go back and listen to more things.

See, this puts me in a difficult position. With very few inventive exceptions, I loathe cover versions. But I love Beck. What’s a guy to do?

See, this puts me in a difficult position. With very few inventive exceptions, I loathe cover versions. But I love Beck. What’s a guy to do?

Just lie back and enjoy it.  The “too many scientologists” was enough to make me question if it was worth it.  Oddly enough, it was.

Page 1 of 1 pages

Sorry, commenting is closed for this post.

<< Back to main