Beck – One Foot In The Grave

Beck’s third album of 1994, and fifth release overall. While I’d say I like a collection of tracks from all three 1994 albums (I could make one kick-ass record from them), this is probably my favourite full-album listen of the three.

Info, for those who wanna know: “It was recorded prior to the release of Mellow Gold, but was not released until after that album had met critical and commercial success. One Foot in the Grave shows a strong lo-fi and folk influence, and features several songs that are interpolations or covers of songs popularized by artists like Skip James and The Carter Family.

One Foot in the Grave features production, songwriting, and backing vocal assistance by Calvin Johnson, founder of K Records and Beat Happening. It also features performances by Built to Spill members James Bertram and Scott Plouf, Love as Laughter’s Sam Jayne, as well as The Presidents of the United States of America frontman Chris Ballew.” (Wiki)

Recommended!

 

Posted on 2021-01-20, in posts by aaron and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. 3 albums in ’94?!?! That is on the CCR level of output.

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  2. I’m awfy fond of this one (it’s my favourite of the ’94 trilogy, too). Fourteen Rivers Fourteen Floods appeared on many, many, many of the mixtapes I would make back in the day. The deluxe set of this also includes a version of It’s All In Your Mind (and an alternative version of Feather In Your Cap).

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  3. I’m pretty sure Beck wrote Asshole and Petty covered it?

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