Wednesday Featured Artist, Beck

Wednesday’s music featured artist is alternative music legend, Beck. You can view all of the videos below and build your own music video playlists by downloading the Edge Music Network app or this website.

Beck – The New Pollution

Released: 1997

Directed by Beck

“The New Pollution” music video shows a variety of references to 1950-1960’s images and scenarios. The video actually heavily relies on music videos made by the singer, ” Serge Gainsbourg.” The scenes where Beck is being surrounded by women dancers was taken from the music video “Monsieur William” and the scenes of Beck driving in his car is a clear reference to the music video for “Histoire de Melody Nelson.” The video’s ode to Serge Gainsbourg garnered “The New Pollution” 5 nominations and three wins at the MTV VMA’s.

Beck – Girl

Released: 2005

Directed by Mathew Cullen and Grady Hall

In the music video for “Girl”, Beck is shown traveling throughout Los Angeles while pieces of reality fold together. The most notable aspect of the video is the prominent feature of Latinos and Latino culture. The video is truly able to capture the strong cultural diversity found in LA.

Beck – Beercan

Released: 1994

Directed by Steve Hanft

The abstract video for “Beercan” follows the narrative of homeless people destroying a house and various random images. The video’s cuts to food, a doll, an airplane, field frolicking, and psychedelic color filters creates a feeling of pandemonium that meshes well with the song’s bizarre instrumental mixture. The video and song for “Beercan” shows why Beck is considered to be one of the most revolutionary music artists of all time.