““I’ve always felt a little distant from American culture,” Beck admitted. “Because, speaking in broad terms, things that truly capture the American ideal are usually pretty one dimensional. I don’t want to say ‘lowest common denominator’ because I’m not snooty about it, but there’s not much room for ambiguity. You’re really only allowed to be one thing here, so when I came out it was, ‘You are the slacker, that’s your thing.’ That’s great, but can’t I be a couple of other things? And I think if you want to achieve true success here you have to say, ‘OK, that’s all I am.’ You have to be that cartoon forever.””—Beck (via achtung)
Yes you’re right it’s Paper Tiger glad you agree with me
Beck Rant of the Day:
That’s a tough question. I bought Sea Change exactly 8 years ago - I was bored listening to Incubus and I don’t know what else. My exact thought was “Let’s check out what Mr Beck Hansen did” and I absolutely fell in love with Sea Change and Beck (and bought all of his albums within 4 weeks). Sea Change was my first Beck CD (after the Loser single I stole from my sister - bought in 1994, it collected dust in the dark corners of her CD collection next to Alice in Chains and Faith No More).
Paper Tiger was, and still is and forever will be, a chilling and haunting masterpiece. It was my first favorite Beck song and lord knows, there are a lot now! Beck’s father co-arranged the song and when listening to it I always think that a father and a son, reconciling, worked on this together. The one song that ALWAYS wraps me up and feeds me cookies and brings me tea is Little One. It’s the way he says the words “Drown, Drown, sailors run aground, in a sea change nothing is safe”. After 8 years, I still marvel at this song.