Thursday, July 08, 2010
Birthday wishes go out today to Beck who, despite his membership in a certain pseudo-religion I am hesitant to name*, still manages to interest me - musically at least.
Taken from his 1999 album Midnite Vultures, Sexx Laws combines pointed social commentary with a smoking banjo solo... In other words, it's got everything I'm looking for in a song, and pointed social commentary besides.
The video was directed by Beck himself, and features an early appearance by Jack Black; my first exposure to the song, though, was when it was featured in a dance-off at the end of one of the more bizarre instalments of the bizarre sitcom Strangers With Candy. It's also been featured in an episode of Matt Groening's great animated sitcom Futurama entitled Bendin' in the Wind - an episode in which Beck (or at least his voice) appeared.
*At the risk of offending any Thetans.
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