As we mentioned here a while back, Beck has been collaborating with various musicians over the 17 months, putting together covers of full albums, like say a Yanni record, or an INXS record, for his project he dubbed Beck’s Record Club. He’s enlisted many notable crooners and strummers, such as St. Vincent’s Annie Clark, Wilco’s Glenn Kotche, Jeff Tweedy and his son, and Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore to name a few. As we previously noted from Beck’s website:
Record Club is an informal meeting of various musicians to record an album in a day. The album chosen to be reinterpreted is used as a framework. Nothing is rehearsed or arranged ahead of time. A track is put up here once a week. The songs are rough renditions, often first takes that document what happened over the course of a day as opposed to a polished rendering. There is no intention to ‘add to’ the original work or attempt to recreate the power of the original recording. Only to play music and document what happens.Last week - appropriately election week - Beck put up a poll that opens up around 60 songs that his record club has covered to a possible LP. The poll asks fans what 10 songs out of the 60 should be placed on a record club LP to be released in the near future. One would guess that Beck is finally appeasing the record collectors around the world whom had been waiting to see if any of these recordings would end up on wax or not. To hear a bunch of the songs check out his record club’s page. Visit Beck’s voting page to get this process moving.