Tuesday, 26 June 2018

The First Time With... Series 16 - 2. Beck

THE FIRST TIME WITH... SERIES 16 - 2. BECK (320kbs-m4a/129mb/56mins)
BBC Radio 6 Music broadcast: 10th December 2017

Matt talks to Beck Hansen about the first key musical moments in his career to date.

He is one of the most versatile and inquisitive musical minds to emerge from the US underground.

He grew up listening to classic rock, punk and hip hop in Los Angeles and busking around the underground anti-folk scene in New York. This journey led to him creating albums that have encompassed blues, slacker rock, lush Americana, Prince-style soul funk, psychedelia and pop.

In the 90s when he first found fame he was regarded as a postmodern pop star for his skill in playfully blending the past and present, but now nearly 25 years later it's obvious he was just a great songwriter looking to see what styles worked best for his music.

Beck - Tropicalia [Columbia]
Beck - The New Pollution [DGC]
Frank Churchill And Larry Morey - I'm Wishing, One Song [Disneyland]
The Beatles - If I Needed Someone [Parlophone]
Devo - Uncontrollable Urge [Warner Music UK Limited]
Led Zeppelin - Misty Mountain Hop
Prince - The Beautiful Ones [Warner Bros.]
Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - From Her To Eternity [Mute]
Beck - MTV Makes Me Want To Smoke Crack
Beck - Loser [Geffen]
Jimmy Cliff - The Harder They Come [BR Music]
Harold Faltermeyer - Axel F [Kenwest]
Public Enemy - Rebel Without A Pause [Global Television]
Neil Young - Pocahontas [Reprise]
Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers - American Girl [MCA]

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