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Beck's Record Club

Record Club: Velvet Underground & Nico “I’ll Be Your Mirror” from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.

Beck’s latest musical experiment involves a group of musicians, a recording studio and a single day in which to record a cover of an entire album. Their most recent undertaking is The Velvet Underground & Nico’s self-titled album (that’s the one with Andy Warhol and a banana) with help from Nigel Godrich, Joey Waronker, Brian Lebarton, Bram Inscore, Yo, Giovanni Ribisi, Chris Holmes, and from Iceland, special guest Thorunn Magnusdottir (and, of course, Beck).

According to the website, none of these songs are rehearsed ahead of time and all are available from the Record Club website, where a new song is added every week. Right now they’re up to “Black Angel’s Death Song” which means there’s one more to go, the long and kind of annoying “European Son.”