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Beck at ACL

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Posted by admin On September - 28 - 2008

~Z.T.~ In the time of chimpanzees, Beck is a monkey.

I made the “Beck-xodus” from Plant and Krauss in time to hear third song “Summer Girl.” I missed “Loser,” but didn’t feel like one seeing “Black Dog.”

Beck ran through his ever-growing catalogue with style and bravado tackling a few from every album, mixing up the flow better than most. I’m a Beck completist and was thrilled to hear “Devil’s Haircut” and “Where It’s At” off Odelay, “I Think I’m in Love” and “Nausea” from The Information, and a smattering of others.

He asked the crowd to “take it higher” for “Mized Bizzness,” got sultry on “Nicotine and Gravy” but still had me aching for more Midnite Vultures, my favorite album of the 90s.

A “Hell Yes” – “Black Tambourine” – “Clap Hands” medley had Beck in his cowboy hat huddled with three band members. He later took it off, threw on some flannel and grunged out.

The house lights came up and the crowd kept hard clapping and whooping for more. I wrote “8:43: encore” in my notebook. Back had set himself up for a nice little three-song encore. I would have loved a little “New Pollution” – “Sexx Laws” – “Debra” combo. He did not come back. The lights went up. Kind of a stomach punch.

Yo, cut it.

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