For the past few months, Beck has taken on the task of covering his favorite albums in a project he calls Record Club. According to his Web site, "there is no intention to 'add to' the original work or attempt to recreate the power of the original recording. Only to play music and document what happens." He invites his musician friends to lend a hand recording the entire album in just one day. The songs and videos are then debuted in weekly episodes on the Record Club Web site. He has already finished The Velvet Underground & Nico and the Songs of Leonard Cohen with MGMT and Devendra Banhart.
This latest undertaking is the 1969 album Oar from former Jefferson Airplane and Moby Grape member Skip Spence. Beck enlists the help of Wilco, Feist, and Jamie Lidell, who just happened to be in town. The first track, "Little Hands," went up today.
Record Club: Skip Spence "Little Hands" from Beck Hansen on Vimeo.