Beck

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1 Sep, 2008

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Beck is featured on the cover of Spin magazine with an interview inside the issue. During the interview Beck is questioned on the pressure to make hit singles and his collaboration with producer Danger Mouse.

Well, in ’98 I was gonna work with the Neptunes. I’d just recorded Midnite Venturesand was listening to the first stuff they were doing. But I took a few years off, and by the time I came back, they’d become the producers, and for that reasons I thought our musical collaboration wouldn’t be pure. When [Danger Mouse’s multiplatinum] Gorillaz record came out, I thought, “Maybe it’s the same thing, again.” But after he and I met and hung out, I decided I wasn’t gonna second-guess it.

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23 Feb, 2000

Wins Grammy

Grammy

Beck wins the Grammy for Best Alternative Music Performance for Mutations. 

1 Dec, 1999

Spin cover

InterviewMagazine Cover

Beck is featured on the cover of Spin magazine with an interview inside the issue. During the issue Beck is questioned on career and the kind of music he wants to make.

I would love to come out with something that doesn’t sound like anything that ever happened before. But to do that you’d need to surrender all earthly pleasures and weaknesses. How can you not be seduced by an AC/DC guitar riff? Or a fat beat from a Gap Band song? These are musical hamburgers. These are pleasures we can’t deny ourselves.

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26 Feb, 1997

Wins Grammy

Grammy

indexBeck wins the Grammy for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for Where It’s At, and Best Alternative Music Performance for Odelay.

1 Jan, 1997

Spin cover

InterviewMagazine Cover

Beck is featured on the cover of Spin magazine with an interview inside the issue. During the interview Beck is questioned on his tour, stage presence and plans for his next album.

I think I want to do some stuff with more instrumentation, expand that a little. I don’t know, it’s all about getting in there and getting a rhythm and letting it come. Definitely the hip-hop stuff just keeps growing. I though it was just “Loser” and “Beercan.” That stuff on the first album, those were just experiments. They weren’t premeditated at all. With this album, I really found myself in this place where I knew the song was a hip-hop song. For me it’s the most challenging thing, so of course it’s the most interesting. And the deeper I get into it, the more addictive it is. The form is really conducive to experimentation. There’s only so much you can do with a country song or a hard-rock song. So I guess I’ll just be looking for more possibilities.

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