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18Feb/0921

Good Listening: Beck – Lollipop Festival – 07/26/96

Beck

What can you say about Beck?

Well....where do you want to begin? We probably don't have the time...

I'll tell you this. Like everybody else that was in a band during the 90s, I covered "Loser" in my high school rock band. Looking back, we shoulda done "Pay No Mind" instead - I like that one a lot better.

My buddy Tony would tell you that Beck is "rockin" during the show below. You shouldn't worry about the fact that Tony is usually referring to a moment during a Springsteen show when Bruce decides to pull out "Darlington County." Or "Ramrod." I still think we can totally apply Tony's idea of "rockin'" to the show below.

Just look at that setlist. Seriously. Cool setlist, plus some nice bonus material - particularly the Letterman performance of "Where It's At." "Pay No Mind" is a rare full-band version, and honestly, there's nothing bad that I can say about this show.

Now, go listen to it....

Beck
Lollipop Festival
Stockholm, Sweden
1996-07-26

FM broadcast

complete zipped download

Download lossless files of this show at Dimeadozen

1. Lord Only Knows
2. Devil's Haircut
3. Novacane
4. Sissyneck
5. Minus
6. Pay No Mind (Snoozer)
7. Loser
8. Truckdrivin' Neighbors Downstairs (Yellow Sweat)
9. Where It's At
10. New Pollution
11. Jackass
12. Beercan
13. High Five (Rock The Catskills)

Bonus Tracks:

14. Where It's At (David Letterman Show, 9/3/96)
15. Where It's At (preshow for MTV Video Music Awards, 9/5/96)

  • http://musicinducedeuphoria.blogspot.com Hanan

    awesome, thanks so much

    loove Beck

  • http://www.brokenheadphones.com brian

    Ahh the days before Scientology… Thanks for this! I still owe you Primus and Pixies live right???

  • http://www.diskolito.com Thunderpeel

    I tried looking for Beck in the archives. None listed.

  • Matt Wardlaw

    Thunderpeel – not sure what you are referring to…this is the first Beck post here..

  • http://www.youtube.com/tofucheeze Sara

    Sissyneck, jackass, novacane, beercan…thank you!!

  • K

    Why does every thing Beck related have to have Scientology mentioned by at least one person?

  • http://4932002 Sara

    It’s a tag that follows him everywhere, unfortunately. You can’t deny the dubious status of scientology and Beck’s probably the 2nd most famous next to Tom Cruise.

  • Matt Wardlaw

    If this Scientology discussion goes over 50 comments deep, you guys will be in a special class with a previous discussion about Duran Duran…

    Glad ya’ll are enjoying the show..

  • http://www.youtube.com/tofucheeze Sara

    No thanks, i’d like to stay out of it :)
    Do upload more vinyl-ish Beck stuff please, it’s beyond great.

  • http://www.diskolito.com Thunderpeel

    My point was even this Beck post does not show. There is no tag for it under “Beck”

    To the Scientology posts. Who Cares! If he was shoving it down our throats it would be different. He is not. People that bring it up allready bring it up more than he does. Not every Scientologist is a freak like Tom Cruise and the same example can be made for any religion.

  • http://www.youtube.com/tofucheeze Sara

    Completely agree, it *is* a waste of breath every single time this label comes up – there are unneeded quarrels when all we should care is his music, which is consistently brilliant and original.
    Beck doesn’t show up coz the post has not been tagged Beck.. hahaha.

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