Beck Covers INXS's 'Kick' With St. Vincent, Liars and More
Beck has revealed that the next installment of his Record Club will focus on the mega-popular 1987 INXS album 'Kick'. It's an unexpected but not unwelcome choice after recent stabs at underappreciated classics by the Velvet Underground, Skip Spence and Leonard Cohen.
"Record Club No. 4 is here," Beck announced on his official site. "Joining in this time we had three of my favorite bands -- Liars, Annie Clark and Daniel Hart from St. Vincent, Sergio Dias from the legendary Brazilian band Os Mutantes, as well as [Record Club] veteran Brian Lebarton, just back from the Charlotte Gainsbourg tour."
The plan, as with previous Record Club titles, is to post Beck's renditions of songs from the album -- including 80s staples like 'Devil Inside,' 'Need You Tonight' and 'Mystify' -- in their proper sequence, beginning with a rousing and relatively accurate rendition of 'Guns in the Sky.'
"The record was chosen by fellow Aussie, Angus from the Liars," Beck continued. "It was recorded in a little over 12 hours on March 3, 2010. It was an intense, hilarious, daunting and completely fun undertaking. Thanks to everybody for being there and putting so much into it. Many classic moments, inspired performances and occasional anarchy."