Monday, August 5, 2013

Live: The Many Eras of Beck (Except for One) Condensed Into 90 Minutes at Prospect Park

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The Pseudo Slacker

The offense he took at being called the poster boy of a slacker generation has been well documented through the years, though, really, his I-couldn't-care-less press persona of 1994 didn't do much to combat it. (For quick comparison, here's a more recent interview with Conan.) Last night, he doled out a few twangy strums on a banjo, casually teasing the audience: "You might know this one." After a quick instrument switch, one of the most familiar guitar riffs of the 90s. I suppose the fact that he's willing to play "Loser" means he's come to peace with the misguided "one-hit wonder slacker" accusations of long ago. A 20-year career seems like a pretty good way to avenge it. The crowd shows their appreciation by shouting botched Spanish in gleeful unison.

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