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  A guide to Beck and Scientology for journalists and fans,
Beck may have realized his father's public involvement in Scientology could be detrimental to the budding career of a folk/blues/alt rock singer.
Beck went to New York with a girlfriend when he was about 18 (the age, as well as the year he went, has varied depending on the interview or article); he stayed, reportedly, about a year or possibly longer.
(Beck's reference to "problems with it" in France relates to the fact that Scientology is in trouble in France and several other European countries and is regarded as a public health threat.and L Ron Hubbard was convicted of Fraud in France in 1978.
www.lermanet.com /beck   (5945 words)

  Media Matters - CNN's Beck to first-ever Muslim congressman: "[W]hat I feel like saying is, 'Sir, prove to me ...
BECK: History was made last Tuesday when Democrat Keith Ellison got elected to Congress, representing the great state of Minnesota.
Beck is as souless as they come and is not capable of feeling.
However, "I hope you are old" kinda threw me. Beck doesn't look old so I just assumed she was referring to me since she obviously can't tell my age and can, at least, judge his.
mediamatters.org /items/200611150004   (1509 words)

  Beck | Music Artist | Videos, News, Photos & Ringtones | MTV   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-26)
Beck appropriated freely from whatever genres he felt like, juxtaposing sounds that would never have co-existed organically (and his habitual irony made clear that he wasn't aiming for authenticity in the first place).
Beck followed those touchstones with genre exercises in folk and funk that still managed to dazzle with their variety, solidifying one of the most creatively vital oeuvres in alternative rock -- or all of modern pop music, for that matter.
Beck David Campbell was born July 8, 1970, in Los Angeles, and came from strong creative stock.
www.mtv.com /music/artist/beck/artist.jhtml   (1610 words)

  Beck's - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Beck's is a brand of the brewery Brauerei Beck and Co KG in the north German city of Bremen.
Beck's birthplace is Bremen, lying on the North German plain connected to the sea by the Weser river.
Beck's is most famous for its Pilsener lager beer consisting of the following ingredients: two row spring barley from the south of England, a special strain of yeast, ice-age glacier water from the "Rotenburger Rinne," plus hops from the famous "Hallertau Hop Gardens" in southern Germany.
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 Beck - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Beck Hansen was born in Los Angeles, California, to David Campbell (a musician, Canadian, Scientologist and son of a Presbyterian minister) and Bibbe Hansen (a visual artist of half Norwegian, as well as Swedish and Jewish descent, also a Scientologist).
Beck's music--with its pop-junk culture collage of musical styles, oblique, ironic lyrics, and post-modern arrangements incorporating samples, drum machines, live instrumentation and heady sound effects--was among the most idiosyncratic of '90s alternative rock.
Beck married Marissa Ribisi, the twin sister of actor Giovanni Ribisi, in April 2004, shortly before the birth of their son, Cosimo Henri Hansen.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Beck   (2490 words)

 Beck: 2006 Sasquatch! Music Festival
Beck appropriated freely from whatever genres he felt like, juxtaposing sounds that would never have co-existed organically (and his habitual irony made clear that he wasn't aiming for authenticity in the first place).
Beck followed those touchstones with genre exercises in folk and funk that still managed to dazzle with their variety, solidifying one of the most creatively vital oeuvres in alternative rock — or all of modern pop music, for that matter.
Beck David Campbell was born July 8, 1970, in Los Angeles, and came from strong creative stock.
www.hob.com /tickets/festivals/sasquatch/2006/artists/beck.asp   (1446 words)

 Jeff Beck.com
According to the magazine "Beck and his group turn in rapturous performances on material that covers every portion of the guitarist’s careerÂ….Beck’s fingerpicking technique, tone and touch have always been astounding, but Official Bootleg demonstrates that, some 40 years into his career, he is a peerless master of his craft".
Beck proffered melodies followed by amazingly dexterous solos for 90 minutesÂ….Playing a single Fender guitar through four good-sized Marshall amps, he opened with a slide-driven rendition of ‘Beck’s Bolero’ that was a model of economy, a warm-up to the rapid-fire tunes like ‘Scatterbrain’ that would dazzle.
Jeff Beck is confirmed to appear at the Crossroads Guitar Festival on Sunday 6th June 2004 at the Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas.
www.jeffbeck.com   (6799 words)

 MP3.com [ Beck ]
Beck was a self-taught musician who left the engineering world to become a professional player in England.
Born Pieternella Beck, this grand lady of the Dutch jazz scene has been swinging -- with only musical connotations intended -- ever since she ran away from home at the age of 18 to gig with a sextet.
While members of her family all dabbled on various instruments, Beck had no formal training and has been said to possess a remarkable ear.
www.mp3.com /search.php?stype=artist&action=Search&query=Beck   (471 words)

Beck's major label follow-up Odelay (recorded in collaboration with the Dust Brothers, a production duo responsible for popular albums by Tone-Loc and the Beastie Boys) surfaced two years later, and found the enthusiasm generated by Mellow Gold undiminished.
Beck's popularity proved to be anything but diminishing, however, and his next release, 2002's Sea Change, would be his first to find its way into the top ten.
As a child, Beck was enrolled in the Scientology-run Apple School, and after dropping out of high school he is listed in their literature as having completed a dozen-or-so Dianetics and related courses.
www.nndb.com /people/154/000026076   (836 words)

 Beck   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-26)
Those who might try retrospectively to read something sardonic into this title should be reminded that Beck was, at the time, living in a rat-infested shed: "I was working in a video store doing things like alphabetizing the pornography section for minimum wage".
Vaulted into the pop charts, Beck was suddenly viewed as a baby-faced saviour for the "slacker" generation, a platform he was most unwilling to mount: "I never had any slack.
Odelay was Beck's next major release in the spring of 1996, and was an outstanding record of great depth and multiple layers.
musicstore.mymmode.com /artist.do?artistID=5959531   (601 words)

 Rock On The Net: Beck
Beck had dropped out of school after junior high and started playing folk music on the streets of L.A. In New York's clubs, Beck found and refined his sound, and returned to California in 1991.
Beck's music has been described as celebrating the "junk culture" of the 1990's with influences drawn from folk, hip-hop, psychedelic pop, and post-modern rock.
Beck was injured at a show in London after falling in the middle of his concert.
www.rockonthenet.com /artists-b/beck_main.htm   (1236 words)

 Barnes & Noble.com - Music: The Information, Beck, CD
Beck embraced these changes, most extravagantly on the cover of Wired, where he was hailing the future of the album, which would now no longer be seen as finished: it would be a project that covered a certain amount of time, the artist would package it one way, then listeners would offer their own spin.
Beck Hansen is one of the most influentianl indie rockers on the planet, and the new album confirms his stay as a chart topper.
Beck has pretty much help to put indie rock on the forefront and he will continue to set the bar high for the next generation to come.
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 Salon | Beck: Artist of the year
Beck is in his unnatural element, and he is in love — with the late '80s rap of Mantronix, mid-'60s Dylan, Schubert's Unfinished Symphony, and the bossa nova of Antonio Carlos Jobim.
Beck is more valuable as a musical mongrel who threatens white supremacists, not to mention English lit majors.
I mean no disrespect to Beck when I say that the album that touched me the deepest this year was "Heaven," a jazz-gospel record of heartstopping beauty.
www.salon.com /dec96/beck961216.html   (667 words)

 Free Midi Files: Beck
Beck Hansen was born and raised in Los Angeles.
Beck released Mellow Gold, his Geffen/DGC Records debut, in early 1994 to critical acclaim.
In early, 1998, Beck helped put together November 1998 saw the release of Mutations, The album was recorded in Los Angeles over a two-week period in the spring of 1998, and the sound of the record harkened back to the folk sounds of One Foot in the Grave.
www.partnersinrhyme.com /midi/midiartists/beck.shtml   (622 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Sea Change: Music: Beck   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-26)
Beck's woozy, almost narcoleptic delivery seems to amplify the set's sense of ennui.
But sad isn't necessarily bad, and despite the sombre tone, there's much to praise, not the least of which is the return of producer Nigel Godrich (Mutations, Radiohead) who wraps Beck's gloom in a dreamy, warm blanket of soft strings and floating bleeps and gurgles.
Beck's lyrics are gutting, his plaintive voice makes you want to cry and feel his pain.
www.amazon.co.uk /Sea-Change-Beck/dp/B00006F7S4   (1093 words)

 Beck   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-26)
Beck also paved the way for unique record deals for independent artists crossing over to a larger audience, like the one recently signed by The White Stripes.
It was this arrangement that allowed Beck to release two other albums in 1994 in addition to his seminal major label debut Mellow Gold: the chaotic avant-noise piece Stereopathetic Soul Manure on Pasadena-based Flipside Records and the neo-folk-blues album One Foot in the Grave on Olympia-based K.
Beck gives the song typical 21st century Beck treatment, filling it with a smorgasbord of samples, infusing it with the sound of today without sacrificing its timelessness.
www.epitonic.com /artists/beck.html   (563 words)

 Beck | The A.V. Club
Beck's career has been defined—or maybe undefined—by his sonic hopscotch.
In recent years, Beck seemed comfortable alternating albums from the two sides of his personality: 1998's mostly spare, personal Mutations couldn't have been more different from 1999's space-funk-filled Midnite Vultures, and the monumentally beautiful Sea Change and 2005's Guero were similarly juxtaposed.
And when Beck and his band hit the road this year, they'll be accompanied by a group of look-alike puppets.
www.avclub.com /content/node/53655   (1229 words)

 beck! beck! beck!
Beck's performance on the Jimmy Kimmel show (ABC) airs today, December 14th.
Be a part of the live audience as Beck performs on the Jimmy Kimmel show in Los Angeles this Thursday, December 7th.
To attend the performance, you must be at least 16 years old with a valid photo ID and you must be available between 6pm and 8:30pm on Thursday.
www.beckbeckbeck.net   (423 words)

 Amazon.ca: Beck:Guero: Music: Beck   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-26)
Guero is like every Beck album condensed into one, a no-holds-barred collision of two-turntables and a microphone with the added bonus of guitars, bossa nova beats, Jack White, lyrics about spaceships and dump truck full of ideas all fighting to get heard about the ruckus.
beck is a truly underrated artist, and his music gets no radioplay here, which is a shame.
Beck's previous albums have all tried to break different ground than their predecessors, and we could generally expect the unexpected.
www.amazon.ca /Beck-Guero/dp/B0007SL1LW   (1018 words)

 Omaha.com Home Page
Harrison Beck is receiving about 50 percent of the snaps with the No. 1 offense in passing drills as NU prepares for the Dec. 28 Alamo Bowl.
Beck said as much Saturday in an interview that revealed just how much he has matured during his first semester at NU.
Beck led a 55-yard drive for the game-winning field goal in the final minutes.
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 Bruce Beck - Sports News Story - WNBC | New York
Beck has hosted and contributed to a number of WNBC-TV specials including the live broadcast of the New York City Marathon, The Belmont Stakes, The U.S Open Golf Championship and "Glory Days," which preceded New York Yankees post-season games.
Beck was the recipient of a 1999 New York Sports Emmy for outstanding On-Camera Achievement: Sports Reporting.
Beck is a studio anchor for NBA-TV and the host of the weekly Rutgers University basketball and football shows which air on the Madison Square Garden Network.
www.wnbc.com /sports/1169147/detail.html   (586 words)

 Beck: Album Reviews, Biography - MOG   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-26)
Beck Hansen (born Bek David Campbell, July 8, 1970) is an American musician, singer-songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, known by his simple stage name of Beck.
This was a stark contrast to the tongue-lashing she gave his performances on last weekend’s SNL; she reacted quite negatively to Beck’s lengthy mane and I believe the puppets put her off as well (they’re the highlight for me…bygones).
Commenting on the ban, a spokesperson for Beck’s label said they knew they risked the album being dropped by the charts, but that Beck was keen to include the extras.
mog.com /music/Beck   (1607 words)

 beck articles - Beck
Not long ago, Beck was an underground--way underground--Los Angeles act whose indie recordings included a 1993 single entitled "MTV Makes Me Want to Smoke Crack." But in today's brave new alterna-rock world, Beck has a Top 40 hit and has become a major-label priority for DGC Records.
Beck apparently comes by his taste for street music honestly: As a baby, he says, he hung around with his father, a bluegrass street musician.
Beck's grandfather was a Presbyterian preacher, and the church music and hymns Beck heard growing up had an impact.
www.beckbeckbeck.net /articles/1994/rollingstone_04-21-94.html   (1482 words)

 umusic.ca :: beck
Beck released Mellow God, his Geffen/DGC Records debut, in early 1994 to critical acclaim.
Beck toured extensively over the next year and a half, most notably appearing on the main stage at the 1995 Lollapalooza tour.
The album is produced by Beck (except for two songs co-produced with the Bust Brothers) and features musicians from Beck's band (Justin Meldal-Johnsen on bass; Roger Joseph Manning, Jr.
umusic.ca /beck/index.php   (776 words)

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