Let me declare my love for the album which changed my life.

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  1. Blazer

    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

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    Okay, when it comes to influences I can name them as being:

    - Brian Setzer, because he inspired me to start playing guitar.
    - Slash, because he taught me that even without that difficult two hand tapping you could still rock big time.
    - Gary Moore, who introduced me to the Blues but doing so in the Heavy metal style I was accustomed to.
    - The Black Crowes, who taught me about Southern Rock

    But when it comes to song writing and being as versatile as possible, there was nobody as big an influence on me as THIS guy.
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    Beck's "Odelay" changed my life, that album showed me that there are no boundaries on what music you make except for the ones you yourself put on them.

    23 years after it came out, it still is one of my favorite albums of all time.


    "Where it's at"


    "Sissyneck"


    "Jackass"

    But most of the time when I find myself playing an acoustic guitar this is the one which I always play.

    And people always ask me about it. I love the raw production of the song here, it's an anomaly on an album filled with anomaly songs.
     
  2. rickthescot

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    that's not the Beck that did it for me, but to each his own.
     
  3. Jupiter

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    The thing that always impresses me the most is what great stuff he puts together out of such simple parts. Guitar, keyboards, banjo, whatever, it all sounds like practically anybody could play it, if they would have THOUGHT of it...
     
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    Here's mine:

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    And great dog on the cover. Friend had one for a bit but it had issues and went back to the farm it came from.

    Cheers ,
    Geoff
     
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    and The Whos The Kids Are Alright movie
     
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  7. boop

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    You know guitar forum is in trouble when Beck changed member's life and not Jeff Beck

    I always liked Beck alot. He's real good. Delta blues guitarist at heart.
     
  8. Deeve

    Deeve Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    If ever the phrase "your mileage may vary" should apply, apparently here it does, for me anyway.
    I'm missing the point w/ Beck, I guess.
    I listened to each of the posted vids and - well, meh. . .

    Yes, I'm a grumpy old man, but I dutifully listened to several links my metal-head nephew sent me after we spent the day @ Tacoma Dome Guitar Show a little while back. The cookie-monster vocals there are curious, but I was able to locate some melody in a few of the pieces, including one that sounded an awful lot like Cat Stevens* (see below - snipped from my notes back to the lad)

    But maybe that's the point of YMMV - different stuff moves different people. Me, I'm fond of Buck & Don, Mick & Keef, Rod & Ronnie.
    Peace - Deeve

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    https://youtu.be/5cqaXTek_-U - Ha - the changes and melody reminds me of an old Cat Stevens tune: Wild World, but played through a ProCo Rat
     
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  9. Deeve

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    Straight up - well said.
    Both Truth and Beck-Ola turned my head as a kid.

    Peace - Deeve
     
  10. EsquireOK

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    Beck, up to and including Sea Change, was one of the only "great" popular musical artists of the '90s IMO. He was a big influence on me, showing me that modern music actually had something to offer to me, who was mostly stuck in the past listening to and copping old R&B and oldies.

    Beck's best album is Mutations, IMO.

    After Sea Change, he lost me. But I am revisiting Guero and The Information after all these years, and finding things to like.
     
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    Ahh I was half joking. I'm one of the dang kids where Beck had a much bigger influence on me than the Yardbirds.
     
  12. Steve 78

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    I haven't listened much to Odelay but Mellow Gold got a lot of play time at parties when I was younger. Great album.
     
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    I went for about a 15 year hiatus from listening to new music starting about 1980. Yup, I didn't miss much.
     
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    I’ve bought every album he’s put out. Guero and Sea Changes are my favorites.
     
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    I get this. I grew up in the 9Os. This record was unlike anything else at the time, and I thought every song on it was great, which wasn't exactly the norm in the 90s. I got my band to start covering Sissyneck. We will be playing it Saturday night--I'm curious to see how it goes over.
     
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    When it comes to playing covers.... Stick to the top 40 list IMHO.

    I defy you to go to any bar in the world with over 50 people in it, and find anyone who can name ONE Beck song..


    If you find that place.... I double-dog dare you to ask them if they can name a Beck song that isn't "Loser" :D
     
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    Yeah, I thought it was a take on Beckola at first. I had never heard a Beck song before, as long as he's been around and as familiar as I am at recognizing him. Having heard him, I'll take the Beck-Ola and Truth Beck.
     
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    I bought the Mellow Gold album when it released some time in the early 90s.
    I used to have a PITA neighbour and I would blast this on my stereo with speakers pointed in his direction. He moved on within a couple months. Great album.

     
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  20. TeleFunk Man

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    I like Beck, I like "Jeff" Beck even more :) I have too many influences to list but one dude (and this album in particular) stands out:

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