Funny thing i enjoy beck's music, but i've yet to find one song in which i understood what the hell he was talking about i'm speaking specifically of beck's hits, like loser, devil's haircut, the new pollution, where it's at, et al can somebody fill me in is beck some misunderstood genius, or just an. Instead of recording his new album, beck hansen put his new songs on paper only, leaving us to surf youtube to hear it, giving us free license to play around with his notation too strange, in part and then there's the million dollar question: how's beck himself going to interpret his new stuff he hasn't. As beck remembered it in the guitar greats, wonder basically wrote it for me, but the story goes that he loved it a bit too much no, he played it to motown, and they said, 'no way is beck getting this song, it's too good' and, as they had the right to say what stevie released at that time, i lost the song as an. Beck also elaborated on the meanings and stories behind a few of the songs on colors, including up all night, dear life, and the title track colors read on below up all night my song 'up all night' came out of the feeling of playing these shows we're playing these festivals in the summer, and it's. He grabbed his phone and recorded it and i woke up the next day with the intro — that kind of kinks-y, beatles-y little dandy piano part — and i sang it to greg, who played it on an old, beat-up upright piano we both have a penchant for $300 pianos as they say, some of these old pianos, they have songs. Leave it to beck to craft a sunny, upbeat pop song that doubles as a scream into the void after releasing the tender, relatively sedate morning phase in 2014— yes, the one that led to him receiving an album of the year award from prince and being interrupted by kanye west at the 2015 grammys—all signs.
Beck wrote these songs to be interpreted by others and, as he put it in 2012 to mcsweeny's: “there are no rules in interpretation” in deference to his non-vision, most of the song reader compilation's participating performers do their best to make beck's songs their own moses sumney's hazily enchanting. I've read a few reviews of the information expressing surprise how straight- forward beck is on this song but is he really is this a pure love song or is there something sadder going on underneath i think either interpretation can work: it can be both about those early feelings of love, or perhaps an unrequited, almost. Great guess, but you're wrong, not only about the meaning of this song, but also about me being your bro for one thing, i don't even know you on top of that, this song isn't about weed at all, it's about violent rioting that broke out in the brixton area of england in 1981, an incident that people have for some.
I don't really know how to explain that like, i was writing something like that underneath colors' undeniable pop sheen are some of beck's most straightforward, traditional songs — on a structural level, not unlike those from its album of the year grammy-winning predecessor, 2014's morning phase. Rather than recording the songs himself, he wanted to create something that other musicians could interpret, perform and share some critics questioned how many fans could actually read music and simply shrugged it off as another flaming lips-style album release it only made sense, though, that an. Beck's latest album isn't a recording that you can listen to: it's a portfolio of sheet music: these are songs that are meant for you to pick out on a keyboard, stumble through the syncopation but i'm saving that for later — after i've had a chance to come up with my own interpretation of a few more songs. Role of the listener (interpreter, reader) in musical discourse as a whole beck, song reader (2012) song reader, in its 2012 format, is a mise en abyme even before removing it from its clear plastic wrapper, the reader can see that it is a book based on music notation due to its high visual salience: the.
The interviewer is in bold, beck in italics does it every annoy you that people try and read so much into your songs, because you have this arty tag i've never really been or we could do something more productive with our time that beck would want us to do and question the meaning of every thing beck in the early 90's. It doesn't seem to be written to make sense beck is just playing with words so that the song has lyrics in the time of chimpanzees, i was a monkey butane in my veins and i'm out to cut the junkie with the plastic eyeballs, spray-paint the vege.
It amazes me to hear how these musicians have made the songs their own and in the process revealed that the interpretation is the living breathing soul of the piece these interpretations have made the book something new -- something better of course, this isn't the first 2014 release from beck his lp. Loser lyrics: in the time of chimpanzees i was a monkey / butane in my veins and i'm out to cut the junkie / with the plastic eyeballs, spray-paint the vegetables / dog food skulls with the.
This 20-track collection features exclusively recorded versions of beck songs from the song reader release, with beck and music supervisor randall poster producing the album 'like a kid getting a special package in the mail and opening it up with anticipation, these interpretations of songs from the song reader book. Over at song meanings, the theories for new pollution run the gamut from song of love to song of erectile dysfunction now we know it was merely a song of laziness which is not to say that there's anything wrong with beck's tactic the products of his lassitude are vivid, cool and catchy it's a casual beat. Lyrics to 'where it's at' by beck there's a destination a little up the road / from the habitations and the towns we know / a place we saw the lights turn low.
Any fans of beck will know that he released an album's worth of unreleased songs as sheet music, calling on others to interpret the material and any fans of winnipeg act royal canoe will know that they've taken to playing music from song reader live well, the band has decided that it is high time that.  the freedom of song reader is that there are no wrong answers the lines between composition, improvisation, and interpretation are blurred it is not even necessary to be able to read music notation: not only is there a how-to guide provided (including an explanation of chord tablature), beck's preface granting full. That's where beck started: song reader was the name of a songbook containing sheet music for 20 songs before it was the name of an album it's also the name of a website, songreadernet, that anyone can connect to, where fans can download song chords that they like and share their own interpretations it's a great way.
There's a destination a little up the road / from the habitations and the towns we know / a place we saw the lights turn low / jig-saw jazz and the get-fresh flow / pulling out jives and jamboree handouts / two turntables and a microphone / bottles and cans and just clap your hands and just clap your hands / where it's at. Up all night is beck's fourth preview from colors, following dear life, wow and dreams the track, like its predecessors, slots into a slick, experimental pop mode that contrasts with the country-folk palette of his grammy-winning 2014 lp, morning phase just wanna stay up all night with you, beck. Where it's at by beck song meaning, lyric interpretation, video and chart position.