Beck, Ghost of a Saber Tooth Tiger
July 11, 2014
I wasn't quite sure what to expect. I didn't read any recent reviews and, given his latest album's folk-rock sobriety and a spinal injury that kept him off the road for years, I was prepared for something a bit low key. I figured I'd see the 44-year-old taking it easy with an acoustic guitar and focusing on his newest release, this year's stunning Morning Phase.
But all preconceived notions were thrown out from the first notes of "Devil's Haircut." Beck sang with a bounce in his step, shaked and shimmied his way around the stage and generally looked like he was having a great time without hesitation.
Known for his usually eclectic musical offerings, the concert was a fine display of the broad range of Beck's musical talents. From rock to pop, funk to hip-hop, his music incorporates a bit of everything for a sonic party that kicked the weekend off right. Going into the night with, undeservedly, low expectations may have been a good thing as Beck did everything right to shatter them in the first few songs and carry along the crowd for two hours.
If the crowd's enthusiasm had anything to say for it, we might see him again soon, as Beck told the crowd, "Let's do this again next year!"
One Foot in the Grave
The New Pollution
Soul of a Man
I Think I'm in Love / I Feel Love
The Golden Age
Sissyneck / Billie Jean
Qué Onda Güero
Heart Is a Drum
Hell Yes - Ghettochip Malfuntion remix
Where It's At