May 29, 2012

Beck - Mellow Gold (1994)


Beck's best album- Mellow Gold encapsulates the period from its dumb ass cover, to his lyrics, to the music ("a slacker version of the Pretentious Asshole)- it's as close as folk is gonna get to punk rock 'cause young Beck is playing folk in such a punk way and on top of that the folkish punk is thrown in with a ridiculous anything goes pop/junk soundscape recalling a gen x white kid's version of 3 Feet High before shit gets heavy and downer again because he wants to remind us that either he doesn't care or maybe that he does, I can't really tell

Highlights:
give the finger to the rock 'n' roll singer
as he's dancing upon your paycheck
the sales climb high through the garbage-pail sky
like a giant dildo crushing the sun 
that's why
I pay no mind
sleep in slime
I just got signed

He said, "Too bad, better bite the bullet hard, son."
I didn't have no teeth, so I stole his gun
And I crawled out the window with my shadow on the spoon
Dancing on the roof, shooting holes in the moon

Acid casualty with a repossessed car
Vietnam vet playing air guitar
It's just the shitkickin' speedtakin'
Truckdrivin' neighbors downstairs
Yeah

Whiskey-stained bucktoothed backwoods creep
Grizzly bear motherfucker never goes to sleep
It's just the shitkickin' speedtakin'
Truckdrivin' neighbors downstairs
Yeah

Belly-floppin' naked in a pool of yellow sweat
Screaming jack-ass with a wet cigarette
It's just the shitkickin' speedtakin'
Truckdrivin' neighbors downstairs
Oh my goodness

When she drags you from the hill
Daddy's gonna burn down there still
We can watch it from the rooftop

Lay into the frying pan
Now she kisses her own hand
With a fiddle on the fire

When you want to be with me then we will see who's fucking with my head
Hey hey hey no no no fuckin' with my head
Make me feel like an asshole
I ain't got no soul! I ain't got no soul!

Total paranoia tryin' to annoy ya
Everything I do is to try and fuck you up
Screwdriver drillin' and I was such a spasm
Drop yourself on the situation, dude
Everyone's out to get you, motherfucker
Everyone's out to get you, motherfucker
Everyone's out to get you, motherfucker
Everyone's out to get you, motherfucker
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