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).