Beck has built up quite the repertoire of cover songs over the years, having tackled everyone from Radiohead to Yanni to Nelly. Appearing at Paris’ Days Off Festival last night, he went ahead and covered two songs at once, incorporating elements of T. Rex’s 70s retro rock classic “Bang a Gong (Get It On)” and Michael Jackson’s pop masterpiece “Billie Jean” into his own Guero track ”Scarecrow”. Your move, Annie Clark.
Tomorrow night, Beck will travel to London for the live debut of his Song Reader. He’ll be joined on stage by Pulps Jarvis Cocker, Franz Ferdinand, Beth Orton, Charlotte Gainsbourg, and others.
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