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As society changes, as politics change, as people change, certain songs still seem to resonate.

As society changes, as politics change, as people change, certain songs still seem to resonate.

I think you have to keep a childlike quality to play music or make a record. ---->>>

Two men look out the same prison bars; one sees mud and the other stars. ---->>>

When my nephew was 3 and 4, he would say the most genius things. He said, You're hammer macho with FBI dogs. I thought it was just one of those great lines.

When my nephew was 3 and 4, he would say the most genius things. He said, You're hammer macho with FBI dogs. I thought it was just one of those great lines.

If someone is making a judgment when they don't have firsthand experience, it's intolerant. How can you make a judgment on something you don't know about? ---->>>

Art is the child of Nature; yes, her darling child, in whom we trace the features of the mother's face, her aspect and her attitude.

Art is the child of Nature; yes, her darling child, in whom we trace the features of the mother's face, her aspect and her attitude.

I'm the artist formally known as Beck. I have a genius wig. When I put that wig on, then the true genius emerges. I don't have enough hair to be a genius. I think you have to have hair going everywhere. ---->>>

I would love to do an electronic record. There's just so much to see and do and try. And life goes by. ---->>>

I'm just taking one step at a time. I could zigzag one way, but it's not usually on purpose. ---->>>

I've personally reached the point where the sound of MP3s are so uncompelling, because so much is lost in translation. ---->>>

You can't meditate on walking or certain human habits. You concentrate too much on the way you walk, and you'll start walking pretty weird. ---->>>

I didn't want to do something typical. ---->>>

I think my whole generation's mission is to kill the cliche. ---->>>

There's never any pressure on the music having to be something. ---->>>

The cliche of what a rock star is - there's something elitist about it. I never related to that. I'm an entertainer. I think of it as, you're performing for people. It's not a self-glorification thing. ---->>>

Anything goes. You always find interesting things that way. ---->>>

Especially in music, you wonder, Okay, should I still be doing this? Like, are you overstaying your welcome at the party? But I don't know. ---->>>

I think trying to be offbeat is the most boring thing possible. ---->>>

I enjoy the collaboration. I always envied people in bands who got to have that interaction. I've done so many albums where I've been in the studio for 14 hours a day for six months just trying to come up with things on my own. It's a nice change helping other people with their music and not being all about what I'm trying to do myself. ---->>>

I have heard some stuff that might be influenced by my records, but it's usually pretty wacky and off-the-wall, which is kind of annoying, to be frank. ---->>>

I hear a lot of bad TV commercials that try to sound like Where It's At. That pretty much turned me off from using the electric piano for a lot of years. ---->>>

Every time you go in, it's like starting over. You don't know how you did the other records. You're learning all over. It's some weird musician amnesia, or maybe the road wipes it out. ---->>>

There are a lot of people who really abused sampling and gave it a bad name, by just taking people's entire hit songs and rapping over them. It gave publishers license to get a little greedy. ---->>>

In the studio, I'm always throwing people on different instruments. ---->>>

I had long hair when I was a teenager. ---->>>

Tonight the city is full of morgues, and all the toilets are overflowing. There's shopping malls coming out of the walls, as we walk out among the manure. That's why I pay no mind. ---->>>

Every band I knew or played with had flyers and properly-recorded demos and contacts; I couldn't even get a gig. ---->>>

Growing up, a film was an action film or it was a comedy or it was romantic, but you don't really see such stark lines between genres nowadays. ---->>>

No one should drive a hard bargain with an artist.

No one should drive a hard bargain with an artist.

Sometimes things in life take a few years to digest, and they find their way into the work later on. Sometimes I'm writing about things from eight years ago-they just took a long time to distill and come out in the appropriate way. ---->>>

There's some quality you get when you're not totally comfortable. When you're not doing what you're used to, you could completely fall on your face. You could completely blow it. ---->>>

In Japan, you get on the bullet train or the airplane, and I loved the little speeches the stewardesses would do. They even do little speeches before you play gigs. ---->>>

To me, 'rock star' conjures up something like a mystic: someone who sees himself as above other people, someone who has the key to the secret that people want to know. ---->>>

Being able to take musical ideas through every iteration is attractive to me. Granted, not everyone's going to want to listen to that, but it should exist. ---->>>

I feel like I've spent the majority of my time touring and traveling, so if I reduced the actual time making music, it's probably four and a half years at the most. ---->>>

I hadn't done much rapping in a while. I really wasn't sure I was going to do that any more. For a couple years I thought I was done with that. It wasn't really required of me. ---->>>

I sat out a few years because I wasn't really sure what I wanted to do next. So many things were changing in music and in culture, so it seemed like a good time to step back. ---->>>

Sea Change was so specific. From the beginning it was set what it was going to be. All the other ideas that I had at the time I had to put to the side. ---->>>

The repercussions of what you put out and what people gravitate to in your music never registered at all. I never had that thing that maybe other bands have - a specific idea of what they are and what their sound is. ---->>>

The years keep going by and you realize, Wow. Doing these records is such a process: going on tour for a year and a half, then you get home and you want to do other things. ---->>>

There's 40 or 50 songs that nobody's heard that I've done in between albums. There's a whole evolution from Midnite Vultures to Sea Change that's never been released. ---->>>

We play a hip-hop song and suddenly 25 people on the left jump up and put their hands in the air; then you play Lost Cause and they're like, I don't know about this one. ---->>>

I just go in the studio and write on the spot and see what comes out. ---->>>

I love British humor. It's just so - surreal. ---->>>

I never had any expectations of winning a Grammy. It wasn't something I was set on, that I was hoping and praying and starving for. ---->>>

It's really hard for me to commit, one way or the other. I was just always creating and seeing what came out. ---->>>

What Spotify pays me is not even enough to pay the musicians playing with me or the people working on the discs. It's not working. Something is going to have to give. ---->>>

I did that Grammys thing - I did a little freeform poem. ---->>>

There's more things that I'd like to do. You know, each song is a little bit of a puzzle. I see most of them as just failed attempts. ---->>>

There's something different that happens when you're writing a song for your own record that you know you're going to sing. ---->>>

When you work with somebody for a long period of time, you develop a shorthand with everything. ---->>>

You have to shelve a lot of your inspiration. There's only so much you can do with one record. ---->>>

In recording, you're trying to make something work sonically - getting the right inflection on the right guitar sound - and maybe a part that would be musically great doesn't sound as cool. On paper, though, it's all stripped back. The musical idea is the one that wins. ---->>>

In the past it seemed like I was making fun of rap a little bit. But it was more me making fun of myself, since I'm not technically a rapper, whatever that means. ---->>>

I can't tell you how many things I've worked on where I sat on it for a few years, and then somebody else did something very similar. Whether it's some weird vocal effect you hear on another record, or a drum beat, or even a song title, a subject matter, or a mixture of different kinds of music. ---->>>

Most of my early records were not cohesive at all, just collections of demos recorded in different years. 'Odelay' was the first time I actually got to go in the studio and record a piece of music in a continuous linear fashion, although that was written over a year. ---->>>

Sometimes I'll have an idea for a story or have a subject, and that will inspire lyrics, but most of the time, hopefully, they already exist somewhere else. ---->>>

Biography

Name: Beck
Nationality: American
Born: 07-08, 1970
Birthplace: in Los Angeles, California, The United States
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Occupation: Musician

Beck Hansen (born Bek David Campbell; July 8, 1970), known mononymously as Beck, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist. He is mostly known for his musical composition, as well as a palette of sonic genres. He rose to fame in the early 1990s with his sonically experimental and lo-fi style, and became known for creating musical collages of wide genre styles (wikipedia)