Published Jun 18, 2009Well, that didn't take long. Only a day after first breaking news of a new Record Club project, Beck is already giving us the first taste of what's in store.
Right now over on his website (and down below), you can hear and watch Beck's rendition of Velvet Underground's "Sunday Morning," and, well, it sounds pretty freakin' awesome, if we do say so ourselves.
As previously reported, Beck will rerecord classic albums in spans of 24 hours, starting with The Velvet Underground and Nico. A whole pile of guests will be involved on the recordings, such as Devendra Banhart, Jamie Lidell, producer Nigel Godrich and MGMT.
If you don't feel like skipping straight to the vid, here's the official explanation on what's up:
We've been working on changes to the website for the last few months. We'll be adding new sections as they're ready. The first one to be added is called Record Club, an informal meeting of various people to record an album in a day. An album will be chosen to be reinterpreted and used as a framework. Nothing rehearsed or arranged ahead of time. A track will be uploaded once a week on beck.com as well as through the web sites of those involved with the project.
For this first edition, after lengthy deliberation and coming close to covering Digital Underground's Sex Packets, all present voted in favor of the 'other' Underground's The Velvet Underground & Nico. Participants included this time around are Nigel Godrich, Joey Waronker, Brian Lebarton, Bram Inscore, Yo, Giovanni Ribisi, Chris Holmes, and from Iceland, special guest Thorunn Magnusdottir, and myself. Thanks to everyone who helped put this together, and to all of you for indulging in this experiment. More soon.