'SEA CHANGE' IN BECK'S CAREER PLAN

Now it looks like another acoustic album's on the cards...

BECK says the rise of THE STROKES and White Stripes made him give up on the idea making a rock record.

Now the star plans to release a second acoustic album within 12 months of his last one, 'Sea Change'.

The star's latest album, released earlier this year, was a move away from the funk-inspired tunes on its predecessor 'Midnite Vultures'.
Speaking in the US, Beck said that although he started work on a rock album, the emergence of The Strokes and [/a] has put him off the idea for the time being.

"I like the Strokes and the [a]." he told Rolling Stone. "They're writing good new songs. It's funny - about a year and a half ago, I started a rock record, because there was no rock out. Usually I'll make a record where it's something I want to hear, and I'm not hearing it anywhere else."

However, Beck does have a catalogue of unheard material left over from the 'Sea Change' sessions yet to see the light of day.

He added: "I have a lot more of these songs. I'll make another album like ('Sea Change') in the not too distant future. I would love to put out two records a year. I could really get a momentum going - there are songs ready to go.

Asked about other musical ambitions, he replied: "I would so love to do a great club song. That's what I tried to do on 'Midnite Vultures'. Certain artists have that: You put their record on, and everyone's dancing. And there is a sense of humour in the R&B world. You can't deny R Kelly: "I like the crotch on you." Does he mean it? Does it matter?"

Beck is currently on tour in the US with [a][/a].

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