Sunday, March 25, 2007

Beck at the Echo

I was really excited to catch Helio Sequence, Dirty on Purpose and The Besnard Lakes at the Detroit Bar but managed to receive a cryptic e-mail about going to the Echo and being surprised. The surprise was that of the one and only Beck. Beck stole the KROQ Acoustic Christmas Night 2 show last year with his veritable hit parade set. It is different when you go to a Beck secret show because it is more low key and without the puppet show. It seems that very few artists have played as many secret shows as Beck. I think he did two last year at the Element(it rocked) and at the Echo as well. The set started out with funky version of "Think I'm In Love". Other highlights included "E-Pro", "Nausea", and "Black Tambourine". I also managed to snap a photo of Beck's pedalboard. It consisted of a Z.Vex Super Hard-On, Digitech Whammy pedal, a really old Boss Delay pedal, a newer Boss Delay pedal, Electro-Harmonix Holy Grail Reverb pedal which he used quite judiciously, and the requisite Big Muff Fuzz Pedal. The only complaint was the set seemed to go by in seconds. So when is the next secret show Beck?

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