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Beck Discusses His Music and Influences.

Beck is a 23 year-old hip/hop folk rocker, who goes by first name only and whose single, "Loser" has become the anthem for the underachievers of Generation X. His music has been described as "triumphantly anti-professional, idiot-savant music in which a heartfelt solo can be provided by kazoo as easily as guitar." Beck was part of the Los Angeles underground, with songs like "MTV Makes Me Want to Smoke Crack." Beck's first album, "Mellow Gold," (released on DGC) was recorded at home on four and eight-track recording equipment. Beck's second album, "One Foot in the Grave," is due out June 14. (released independently: Box 7154, Olympia, WA 98507, (206) 786-1594).




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Other segments from the episode on June 1, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 1, 1994: Interview with Henry Louis Gates, Jr.; Interview with Beck; Review of the television show "Unplugged."


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