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Isn't Beck Clever?

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Beck's informal one-off supergroups may scream "Look at me and all my hip and talented friends!" but all the same they often turn out great. These "Record Club" bands, as Beck calls them, are one-day-only mutations that cover albums of their choosing. The sessions are obviously whirlwinds, so the renditions are rough—according to Beck's Web site, "nothing is rehearsed or arranged ahead of time." Previous albums include The Velvet Underground & Nico, Songs of Leonard Cohen, and Skip Spence's Oar.

Once the session is over, one track a week is posted to the Record Club page on Beck's site. Right now tracks from the 1987 INXS album Kick are going up, covered on March 3 by Liars, St. Vincent's Annie Clark and Daniel Hart, Sergio Dias of Os Mutantes, and of course Beck. Check out the video for the first song, "Guns in the Sky," after the jump:

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