Beck’s ‘Mellow Gold’ is his “official” debut studio album recorded in 1993 and released on March 1, 1994 by DGC.
Track Listing : 1.Loser (Beck Hansen, Carl Stephenson) – 03:55 . [Samples : “I Walk On Gilded Splinters” By Johnny Jenkins, Kill The Moonlight Dialogue] . 2.Pay No Mind (Snoozer) (Beck Hansen) – 03:15 . 3.Fukin With My Head (Mountain Dew Rock) (Beck Hansen) – 03:41 . [Sample : “Save The World” By Southside Movement] . 4.Whiskeyclone, Hotel City 1997 (Beck Hansen) – 03:28 . 5.Soul Suckin’ Jerk (Beck Hansen, Carl Stephenson) – 03:57 . [Sample : “The Big Beat” By Billy Squier] . 6.Truckdrivin Neighbors Downstairs (Yellow Sweat) (Beck Hansen) – 02:55 . 7.Sweet Sunshine (Beck Hansen, Carl Stephenson) – 04:14 . [Sample : “Save The World” By Southside Movement] . 8.Beercan (Beck Hansen, Carl Stephenson) – 04:00 . [Samples : “Hog Leg” By The Melvins, Care Bears Dialogue] . 9.Steal My Body Home (Beck Hansen) – 05:34 . 10.Nitemare Hippy Girl (Beck Hansen) – 02:55 . 11.Mutherfuker (Beck Hansen) – 02:04 . 12.Blackhole (Beck Hansen) – 05:17
Musicians : Beck – Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Harmonica, Percussion, Synthesizers, Music Box . Mike Boito – Organ On (8) . Carl Stephenson – Beats, Sampling, Sitar On (1) . Petra Haden – Violin On (12) . David Harte – Drums (Tracks 2, 10, 11) . Rob Zabrecky – Bass On (12) . Mike O’Connor – Drums
Production : Produced By Beck Hansen, Tom Rothrock, Rob Schnapf, Carl Stephenson . Stephen Marcussen – Mastering . Tom Rothrock – Engineer, Mixing . Rob Schnapf – Engineer, Mixing
Package : Robert Fisher – Art Direction . Ross Harris – Photography
Recorded In 1993.
Released On March 1, 1994 By Dgc.
CONSEQUENCE OF SOUND
Certainly now hes become an unofficial leader of the indies, and if you reflect you can hear it in a Danger Mouse produced rock album, or the dreamy melodies of cross over bands like The Shins. Thanks to what started on Mellow Gold, theres a little Beck everywhere you look. […]
The much-hyped Mellow Gold isn’t the knockout punch insiders hoped for. Several throwaways compromise the album, and nothing else is quite as catchy as “Loser.” But virtually everything embodies the stereotypically manic-depressive slacker mind-set. […]
There are some truly great songs on Mellow Gold, but there’s also a whole lot of knowingly unlistenable junkard noise. And that’s what’s fascinating about it. Because even if Mellow Gold is only a half-great album, it’s more fun to think about than any other Beck album. […]