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#1 anbc

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 09:21 PM

New Beck Album Pushes Musical Envelope.....

Los Angeles, CA-Continuing his streak of innovative creative efforts, musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist Beck announced the release his latest album, Silent Sounds, in an emergency press conference held today in the party room of an area Jump N Jungle family recreation center.

Never shy of venturing into unexplored musical territory, Beck promised that his new collection would be sure to delight his hardcore fans while still enticing novice listeners. The album, which will hit stores on Friday with a purchase price of $19.99, consists of 23 separate tracks ranging anywhere from two and a half to nine minutes in length that are completely devoid of both music and lyrics.

"Leave it to Beck, easily one of America's most original musical artists, to attempt something so daring," record executive David Geffen explained. "If anyone else put out an album of complete silence, and charged twenty bucks for it, I think that the public would be outraged. But since it's Beck, the idea is completely hip and I wouldn't be suprised if he takes home a few Grammys."

John Travolta, an American actor who had a string of popular television programs and movies in the 70's and 80's, and a brief resurgence in the 90's, is voicing his support for Beck's new record. "I can see this album being very popular with pregnant scientologists," the former celebrity revealed. "My wife would have loved to have had something to listen to during childbirth that didn't violate the principles of our religion."

Travolta, whose 2000 film Battlefield Earth was hailed by Freedom Magazine as "pretty good", even claims to have suggested a similar approach for the soundtrack of the movie. His idea was ultimately rejected by the executive producers, but may have served as an inspiration for Beck. Beck understudied the role of Johnnie Goodboy Tyler, which was eventually portrayed by actor Barry Pepper, who remembers the film as "one of my paychecks in between Saving Private Ryan and Flags of Our Fathers."

"I was actually one of the few people in the crew that supported Travolta on that," supervising sound editor Allen Smithee explained. "I think it would have really improved the quality of the movie. Unfortunately, they also rejected my suggestion that the cameraman leave the lens cap on."
-February 11, 2008


:P

I freaked out at first when I read the first paragraph...and then...ya...I considered the source, then read the second paragraph. This was a pretty fun article to read though.

But remember Beck did say "It will be out sooner than you think."

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 09:31 PM

that had me going for a little bit.

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 10:31 PM

that had me going for a little bit.

Same <_<

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 10:46 PM

Wasn't this posted in the forum somewhere earlier?

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Posted 01 March 2008 - 11:43 PM

I normally laugh about these things, but I had my hopes up. :(

Plus, it wasn't all that funny. Animal Collective would have been a much more accurate target.

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 01:21 AM

what if that really will be what happens
:ph34r:
he goes around touring but instead of playing he just stands on stage
eating a sandwich or something
i'd still be writhing in the crowd with excitement <_<
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Posted 02 March 2008 - 01:25 AM

Wasn't this posted in the forum somewhere earlier?

Yes; see Moronic Beck joke.

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 02:16 AM

Scientology jokes do not get old

Insert sarcasm :unsure:

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 02:20 AM

Damn It! I was happy when I seen the title of this thread. Now I am depressed =(

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 02:21 AM

Thanks alot!

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Posted 02 March 2008 - 10:38 AM

Damn - I need some new-beckterial, I wonder if him playing @ Rock Werchter really does = a european tour, in which case... a delay of this new album :blink:
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Posted 02 March 2008 - 10:43 AM

Damn It! I was happy when I seen the title of this thread. Now I am depressed =(

Yeah, I wouldn't say it depressed me, but it was a letdown to find out it wasn't bona fide new news.
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Posted 02 March 2008 - 10:58 AM

i wasn't expecting a full on discription of the new album
beck would be one to let out information on it in bits and pieces
first with the 'ya, i'm gonna start recording'
then 'ya, i'tll be out by the end of the year'
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Posted 02 March 2008 - 07:02 PM

I was disappointed just as much as you guys, and I guess I felt like spreading it around. <_<

But I agree, since Beck's playing at Rock Werchter, regardless of whether his new album is out or not, he'll be playing some new stuff, and it'll get on the internet, so that's good. ;)

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Posted 04 March 2008 - 03:21 PM

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