04.08.10 by Jeff

Beck’s Record Club

Beck’s Record Club is a one of my favourite projects on the internet right now. A cast of musicians gather and record an album in a day, and the videos are rough, and unrehearsed, and sometimes incredible.

beck record club music cover performance

Watch a few of the videos below!

INXS – “Kick” – St. Vincent + Liars + Os Mutantes

Skip Spence – “Books of Moses” – Feist + Jamie Lidell + Wilco

Yanni – “Keys to Imagination” – Thurston Moore (Sonic Youth) + Tortoise

Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.

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  • http://www.myspace.com/lidopimienta Lido Pimienta

    Why dont they create new songs?

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      I think it might be fun just to play someone elses songs

  • http://www.myspace.com/lidopimienta Lido Pimienta

    I guess I am not much of a cover person. I like to jam and make new songs.

  • http://someperfectworld.tumblr.com/ Maya

    oh yay. i’ve been a fan of his record club since i heard about it. plus the inxs fuelled nostalgia is too much goodness. heh.

    i LOVE the irreleant topics section on his site. my fav so far is the one on tom waits.

    also. you may be interested in this:

  • http://pammmblog.blogspot.com Daphne

    I love the cover, they make something good out of it. Then it’s ok. :)

    Did u guys check this blog out? http://pammmblog.blogspot.com It’s about photography and new, fresh music.

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  • http://www.myspace.com/simeonfrohm Simeon Frohm

    GOSH! my brain hurts! this is genius!

  • http://www.7eastsix.com 7eastSix

    This is such an interesting project! I think that the platform is perfect to let a guy like Beck really stretch out and play with his musical curiosities. His massive creativity is really on display throughout, especially in the (careful?) curation of the accompanying artists.

    Those Yanni sessions are incredible!

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