Even though itâ€™s almost as rare as a solar eclipse, Beck is known to play an amazing show when he comes to Milwaukee or Chicago. Amazingly, he finds a way to replicate some of his great samples â€“ those catchy loops that are an essential part of what made his early records so terrific â€“but live, in concert.
Pabst Theater PR Director Sara Peronto and I consider ourselves Beck super fans, so before Beck plays the Riverside Theater tonight at 7 p.m. â€“ his first visit to Milwaukee since 1997 â€“ we scoured his samples to come up with our favorites. We agreed on these.
1."Beercan" â€“ sampled from the Care Bears' "I Feel So Alone" (0:21)
2. "Hotwax" â€“ sampled from Bernard Purdieâ€™s "Song for Aretha" (0:00)
3. "Where Itâ€™s At" â€“ sampled from Mantronixâ€™s "Need to the Groove" (3:12)
4. "Sissyneck" â€“ sampled from Dick Hymanâ€™s "The Moog and Me" (0:00)
5. "Nicotine & Gravy" â€“ sampled from Les Baxterâ€™s "Hoginâ€™ Machine" (0:40 and 1:07)
6. "Debra" â€“ sampled from David Bowieâ€™s "Win" (0:09)
7. "Get Real Paid" â€“ sampled from Kraftwerkâ€™s "Home Computer" (1:38)
8. "E-Pro" â€“ sampled from the Beastie Boysâ€™ "So Whatâ€™cha Want" (0:09)
9. "Go It Alone" â€“ sampled from Brethrenâ€™s "Outside Love" (0:02)
10. "Cellphone's Dead" â€“ sampled from Herbie Hancock's "Chameleon" (0:01)
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