Revised – September 28th
Beck’s short interview from the magazine is now online.
The box set is out now featuring a 7″ featuring
two rare Beck tracks (“Woe Onto Me” and “Sweet Satan”)
and Grandaddy’s previously unreleased “John Deere.”
Last month Australian magazine Monster Children announced that actor/skateboard enthusiast Jason Lee will guest edit their issue #48 replete with a mysterious Beck 7″. Out September 10th, this box set edition of issue #48 is now available to order on the magazine’s pre-sale page. A tease of the vinyl across Monster Children’s social media in July implied it will be pressed by Zenith Records:
The pre-sale page and the above Instagram post confirm the previously unreleased Beck 7” features two early Beck songs and an unheard Grandaddy track on the flipside!
UPDATE September 10th – The tracks have been confirmed. The A-side is Beck’s “Woe Onto Me” and “Sweet Satan,” two rare tracks previously only available on the 2009 deluxe edition of Beck’s 1994 lo-fi classic One Foot in the Grave. “Woe Onto Me” is also known for a version Beck performed on KCRW in 1995 (read more about that performance and the song’s lyrics at Beck megasite Whiskeyclone; “Sweet Satan’s” lyrics via Whiskeyclone are here). The B-side is a never released Grandaddy recording from 1994 called “John Deere.” Listen to a preview below, followed by the full two Beck tracks:
The box set, curated by Jason Lee, also includes:
- Photographers Notebook
- Jason Lee Photo Print
- Bell & Oak Leather Embossed Keyring
- Brixton Hat
- Mark Gonzales Art Print
- MC x Stereo Sticker
- Chris Pastras Art Print
- Monster Children Issue #48
It’s been happy times lately for Beck vinyl collectors: “Dreams” limited edition 12″ was released last week (including both instrumental and a cappella versions of the hit single on the flipside).
Beck has been featured in Monster Children before as issue 37’s cover story. See that cover below via beckmagazinecovers.tumblr.com or buy it here.