Collaborating with Danger Mouse on Modern Guilt returned Beck to a number of previously disinterested iPods. This past weekend he joined forces with his pops David Campbell and David Campbell’s strings at L.A.’s Hollywood Bowl. During the 90-minute set, the elder Campbell (Beck’s birth name = Bek David Campbell, remember) conducted a full-size orchestra. Spinner was there:
As the orchestra added lush flourishes to the Nick Drake-esque “Round The Bend” and the haunting “Lonesome Tears,” Beck thanked the L.A. Philharmonic and Campbell multiple times, though the singer never mentioned his relationship with Campbell. Still, after a superb “Chemtrails” closed the show, father and son walked off the stage, arms around each other, wrapping up one hell of a homecoming for the singer.
Watch “Round The Bend” and “Lonesome Tears” on video, while you dry your lonesome tears.
“Round The Bend”
Too bad Al Hansen’s not alive to make this moment that much more familial (and Fluxus).