Leonard Cohen’s “Teachers” Covered by Beck’s Record Club
Beck’s Record Club is kind of awesome: a group of musicians (and sometimes Giovanni Ribisi!) get together and cover a full album. Last time they covered ‘The Velvet Underground & Nico.’ The site says “This time around the group includes Devendra Banhart, Ben, Andrew and Will from MGMT, Andrew from Wolfmother, Binki from Little Joy, and Brian and Bram returning from the first Record Club” all playing Leonard Cohen’s ‘Songs of Leonard Cohen.’ This screams “something I need to hear” immediately.
Also I don’t know what this says about me, but I’m equally excited to hear the next Ace of Base cover record. Yup.
Without further ado, the video for “Teachers”:
From the site: “For those new to the Record Club, it is an informal meeting of various musicians to record an album in a day. An album is chosen to be reinterpreted and used as a framework. Nothing rehearsed or arranged ahead of time. A track is put up here once a week. As you will hear, some of the songs are rough renditions, often first takes documenting what happened over the course of a day. There is no intention to ‘add to’ the original work or attempt to recreate the power of the original recording. Only to play music and document what happens. And those who aren’t familiar with the albums in question will hopefully look for the songs in their definitive versions. ‘Songs Of Leonard Cohen’ by Leonard Cohen was chosen by Andrew from MGMT. For those interested, our close second choice was Ace Of Base, which we’ll keep on the list for next time.”