Posted in Contests | music | video on October 15, 2009

Leonard Cohen

Beck.com underwent an overhaul over the summer. Among its new features is Record Club, "a regular meeting of various musicians to record an entire album in one day. Due to the time constraints involved in recording a record in a day, an album will be chosen to be covered and used as a framework for the proceedings. Nothing will be rehearsed or arranged ahead of time. A track from these sessions will be uploaded once a week on Beck.com, as well as through the web sites of those involved in the project."

The first album they did was The Velvet Underground & Nico. Guests showing up in the videos Beck is posting include Devendra Banhart, MGMT, Jamie Lidell Andrew from Wolfmother, Binki from Little Joy, and Nigel Godrich. Now they're working on the songs of Leonard Cohen. Check out those videos below (including "So Long, Marianne" with Devendra singing).

Leonard Cohen is about to kick off the final leg of his 2009 tour, the portion that brings him to Madison Square Garden on October 23rd. Tickets to the MSG show and other dates on the tour are still on sale (some dates may be sold out), and I have a pair of tickets to giveaway to every single show on the schedule. Videos below.

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Comments (22)

I love Beck and Leonard Cohen, but these covers make my soul cry.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2009 11:49 AM

the covers are OK, except for Master Song, which is a fucking abortion and not amusing in the slightest.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2009 12:11 PM

concept good, execution meh

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2009 12:23 PM

Beck, put out a new album and TOUR, thank you!

Posted by Charlie Chunkpants | October 15, 2009 12:54 PM

Mehck

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2009 1:08 PM

mehllow gold

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2009 1:14 PM

MEHxx Laws

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2009 1:15 PM

When is the Beck/WILCO record club stuff going to be put up?

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2009 1:23 PM

Wayne Coyne once said Beck was an asshole. Therefore I will not listen to him anymore. I didn't even read this blog entry.

Posted by edwyn the bear | October 15, 2009 1:28 PM

"Beck/WILCO record club stuff" what is this you speak of, pray-tel?

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2009 2:21 PM

Wayne Coyne didn't say Beck was an asshole. Read your sources more carefully.

I actually think some of the covers are halfway decent. Agree about Master Song being an abortion, same with Suzanne. I think "So Long Marianne" and "Sisters of Mercy" are actually quite good though.

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2009 2:22 PM

Them crooked vultures out 11/24? http://rockitoutblog.com/?p=2580

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2009 2:26 PM

Beck and Wilco are supposed to cover Oar by Skip Spence which if that happens would be incredible

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2009 2:30 PM

The So Long, Marianne cover seems like Beck just figured "Oh here's the part where I can just sound like a jokey asshole. Oh and here. Here. Here too!"

Posted by dola | October 15, 2009 3:04 PM

Beck covering Leonard Cohen is like remaking The Seventh Seal and casting Will Farrell as Antonius Block

Posted by unforgiveable | October 15, 2009 3:18 PM

I'm a loser baby so why don't you kill meh

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2009 3:24 PM

where it's at!

i got two turntables and a mehcrophone

Posted by Anonymous | October 15, 2009 3:29 PM

Mehfinitely, this is the meh place to be
There's meh on the mehton
there's a kid drinkin meh

Posted by Anonymous | October 16, 2009 10:21 AM

I think they're great, and YOU All are the assholes.

Posted by Anonymous | October 27, 2009 11:19 AM

it sound like if Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds were all, like, 9 yr olds. and i mean that in a fucking good way.

Posted by Anonymous | November 10, 2009 2:26 AM

asobi seksu's singer looks hot.

Posted by دليل | March 26, 2010 12:52 PM

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