Tuesday, 24 January 2012

TUESDAY BLUES! Beck - Everybody's Got to learn Sometime


Some songs have the ability to make you happy, even though they are sad.  When I first heard this in the Jim Carrey & Kate Winslet film Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, it was like a sniper shooting me from range! The song was originally recorded by The Korgis (1980) but has been covered by numerous artists ranging from Dream Academy to Yazz.  However, this version by Beck gets me every time.

Beck, however, still divides opinion. Many people just think of him when he was in his 'loser' phase, or during his geek-tastic 'Where it's at' stage. But he's not a one trick pony. He's always innovative and can introduce so many curve-balls to his music that it's often hard to keep up.  I, personally love everything he's done, but I really like his more acoustic, albums (such as Mutations, Sea Change).

So give it a listen, if it gets you, like it got me you'll be playing it over and over again.

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24 January 2012 at 08:20

Another of my favourite songs, the Corgis version but Becks is almost as good....another line I have quoted too many times to count...'everybodys got to learn somtime'

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Jon
24 January 2012 at 08:28

I also have a strong association between this song and Eternal Sunshine... Couldn't believe it was Beck the first time I heard it it was so unlike anything else he'd done before. Great cover.

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24 January 2012 at 09:24

I adore this song, especially this version! I'm also a huge fan of Beck and he really does this track justice, I love the strings! I do remember when u heard this the first time, it was a particularly dark time and you did play it over and over again. It gets me everytime guaranteed, amazing track!!

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25 January 2012 at 12:19

I love, love this. Broke me in two when I heard it at the end of the film (which I love, too). Richard Thompson has also done a nice version from time to time. As for Beck, I think I admire him more than like him, if you know what I mean. 'Mellow Gold' and 'Odelay' are classics but he seems to be a bit TOO clever every now and then. he should stick to covers of Korgi's songs! ;)

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28 January 2012 at 21:52

Love Beck and this one is up there. He is a musical genius in my eyes. I liked the film, it was really good but painful. Carey can do being serious justice occasionally.

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