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"If the voice don't say it, the guitar will play it," raps Saffron on "Pork-U-Pine," the third track on Jeff Beck's minimally titled Jeff. And he does. Beck teams with producer Andy Wright, the man responsible for his more complete immersion into electronic backdrops on his last outing, You Had It Coming. This time the transition is complete. Beck used electronica first on Who Else!, moved a little more into the fire on You Had It Coming, and here merges his full-on Beck-Ola guitar heaviness with the sounds of contemporary spazz-out big beats and noise. Beck and Wright employ Apollo 440 on "Grease Monkey" and "Hot Rod Honeymoon," and use a number of vocalists, including the wondrously gifted Nancy Sorrell, on a host of tracks, as well as the London Session Orchestra on others (such as "Seasons," where hip-hop, breakbeats, and old-school Tangerine Dream sequencing meet the guitarist's deep blues and funk-drenched guitar stylings). As for atmospherics, David Torn (aka producer Splattercell) offers a shape-shifting mix of glitch tracks on "Plan B" for Beck to wax on both acoustically and electrically, and make them weigh a ton. But it's on cuts like "Trouble Man," a purely instrumental big drum and guitar skronk workout, where Beck truly shines here. With a rhythm section of Dean Garcia and Steve Barney -- and Tony Hymas appears as well -- Beck goes completely overboard: the volume screams and the sheer crunch of his riffs and solos split the rhythm tracks in two, then four, and finally eight, as he turns single-string runs into commentaries on everything from heavy metal to East Indian classical music. The industrial crank and burn of "Grease Monkey" is an outing fraught with danger for the guitarist, who has to whirl away inside a maelstrom of deeply funky noise -- and Beck rides the top of the wave into dirty drum hell and comes out wailing. For those who feel they need a dose of Beck's rootsier and bluesier playing, there is one, but the context is mentally unglued. "Hot Rod Honeymoon" is a drum and bass sprint with Beck playing both slide and Texas-style blues à la Albert Collins, letting the strings bite into the beats. The vocals are a bit cheesy, but the entire track is so huge it's easy to overlook them. "Line Dancing With Monkeys" has a splintered Delta riff at its core, but it mutates, shifts, changes shape, and becomes the kind of spooky blues that cannot be made with conventional instruments. His turnarounds into the myopic rhythms provide a kind of menacing foil to their increasing insistence in the mix. Before gabber-style drum and bass threaten to break out of the box, Beck's elongated bent-note solos tame them. "JB's Blues" is the oddest thing here because it's so ordinary; it feels like it belongs on an updated Blow By Blow. In all this is some of the most emotionally charged and ferocious playing of Beck's career. Within the context of contemporary beatronica, Beck flourishes. He find a worthy opponent to tame in the machines, and his ever-present funkiness is allowed to express far more excess than restraint. This is as fine a modern guitar record as you are ever going to hear.
© Thom Jurek /TiVo

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1
So What (Album Version)
00:04:18

Jeff Beck, Performer - Dean Garcia, Producer - Dean Garcia, Composer - Dean Garcia, Recording Engineer - Dean Garcia, Lyricist - Geoffrey Beck, Composer - Geoffrey Beck, Lyricist - Tony Hymas, Performer

(P) 2003 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

2
Plan B (Album Version)
00:04:49

Dave Bloor, Engineer - Jeff Beck, Performer - Jeff Beck, Composer - Jeff Beck, Lyricist - Dean Garcia, Performer - Steve Barney, Performer - Andy Wright, Producer - Andy Wright, Engineer - Simon White, Composer - Simon White, Lyricist - Ron Aslan, Composer - Ron Aslan, Lyricist - David Torn, Re-Mixer - David Torn, Composer - David Torn, Lyricist

(P) 2003 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

3
Pork-U-Pine (Album Version)
00:04:05

Michael Barbiero, Mixing Engineer - Anthea Clarke, Vocal - Paul Holroyde, Composer - Paul Holroyde, Lyricist - Steve Barney, Performer - Jeff Beck, Composer - Jeff Beck, Performer - Jeff Beck, Lyricist - Dean Garcia, Performer - Andy Wright, Producer - Andy Wright, Engineer - Andrew Wright, Composer - Andrew Wright, Lyricist - Dave Bloor, Engineer

(P) 2003 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

4
Seasons (Album Version)
00:03:47

John Hudson, Engineer - Michael Barbiero, Mixing Engineer - Symon Ingerfield, Composer - Symon Ingerfield, Lyricist - Craig Irving, Composer - Craig Irving, Lyricist - Steve Barney, Performer - Jeff Beck, Performer - Jeff Beck, Composer - Jeff Beck, Lyricist - Wil Malone, Orchestrator - Dean Garcia, Performer - Maryann Vieira, Composer - Maryann Vieira, Lyricist - London Session Orchestra, Performer - Andy Wright, Producer - Andy Wright, Engineer - Andy Wright, Composer - Andy Wright, Lyricist - Matthew Vaughan, Composer - Matthew Vaughan, Lyricist - Ishmael Butler, Composer - Ishmael Butler, Lyricist - Ronni Ancona, Vocal - Dave Bloor, Engineer

(P) 2003 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

5
Trouble Man (Album Version)
00:03:34

Dave Bloor, Engineer - Jeff Beck, Performer - Jeff Beck, Composer - Jeff Beck, Lyricist - Andrew Wright, Composer - Andrew Wright, Lyricist - Dean Garcia, Performer - Dean Garcia, Composer - Dean Garcia, Lyricist - Steve Barney, Performer - Andy Wright, Producer - Andy Wright, Engineer - Michael Barbiero, Mixing Engineer

(P) 2003 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

6
Grease Monkey (Album Version)
00:03:34

Apollo 440, Producer - Apollo 440, Engineer - Jeff Beck, Performer - Trevor Gray, Composer - Trevor Gray, Lyricist - Geoffrey Beck, Composer - Geoffrey Beck, Lyricist - Noko Fisher-Jones, Composer - Noko Fisher-Jones, Lyricist - Ashley Krajewski, 2nd Engineer - Nancy Sorrell, Vocal - Howard Gray, Composer - Howard Gray, Mixing Engineer - Howard Gray, Lyricist

(P) 2003 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

7
Hot Rod Honeymoon (Album Version)
00:03:31

Noko Fisher-Jones, Composer - Noko Fisher-Jones, Lyricist - Trevor Gray, Composer - Trevor Gray, Lyricist - Nancy Sorrell, Vocal - Beeched Boys, Vocal - Geoffrey Beck, Composer - Geoffrey Beck, Lyricist - Jeff Beck, Performer - Ashley Krajewski, 2nd Engineer - Kodish, Performer - Baylen Leonard, Vocal - Howard Gray, Composer - Howard Gray, Mixing Engineer - Howard Gray, Lyricist - Apollo 440, Producer - Apollo 440, Engineer - Apollo 440, Performer

(P) 2003 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

8
Line Dancing with Monkeys (Album Version)
00:05:16

Dave Bloor, Engineer - Jeff Beck, Performer - Dean Garcia, Performer - Steve Barney, Performer - Andy Wright, Producer - Andy Wright, Engineer - Simon White, Composer - Simon White, Lyricist - Ron Aslan, Composer - Ron Aslan, Lyricist - David Torn, Composer - David Torn, Re-Mixer - David Torn, Lyricist

(P) 2003 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

9
JB's Blues (Album Version)
00:04:18

Jeff Beck, Performer - Dean Garcia, Producer - Dean Garcia, Composer - Dean Garcia, Recording Engineer - Dean Garcia, Lyricist - Geoffrey Beck, Composer - Geoffrey Beck, Lyricist - Tony Hymas, Performer

(P) 2003 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

10
Pay Me No Mind (Jeff Beck Remix)
00:03:18

me one, Vocal - me one, Producer - me one, Re-Mixer - Dave Bloor, Engineer - Jeff Beck, Performer - Geoffrey Beck, Composer - Geoffrey Beck, Lyricist - Andy Wright, Producer - Andy Wright, Engineer - Eric Martin, Composer - Eric Martin, Lyricist - Jamie Maher, Engineer - Jamie Maher, Re-Mixer

(P) 2003 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

11
My Thing (Album Version)
00:04:09

Splattercell, Re-Mixer - Dave Bloor, Engineer - Jeff Beck, Composer - Jeff Beck, Performer - Jeff Beck, Lyricist - Dean Garcia, Performer - Steve Barney, Performer - Andy Wright, Producer - Andy Wright, Engineer - Andy Wright, Composer - Andy Wright, Lyricist - Nancy Sorrell, Vocal - Nancy Sorrell, Composer - Nancy Sorrell, Lyricist

(P) 2003 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

12
Bulgaria (Album Version)
00:02:00

Jeff Beck, Performer - Geoffrey Beck, Arranger - London Session Orchestra, Performer - Wil Malone, Orchestrator - Andy Wright, Producer - Andy Wright, Engineer - Andy Wright, Arranger - Traditional, Lyricist - Traditional, Composer - Michael Barbiero, Mixing Engineer

(P) 2003 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

13
Why Lord Oh Why? (Album Version)
00:04:41

Dave Bloor, Engineer - Anthony Hymas, Composer - Anthony Hymas, Lyricist - Jeff Beck, Performer - Andy Wright, Producer - Andy Wright, Engineer - Michael Barbiero, Mixing Engineer

(P) 2003 Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment

Album Description

"If the voice don't say it, the guitar will play it," raps Saffron on "Pork-U-Pine," the third track on Jeff Beck's minimally titled Jeff. And he does. Beck teams with producer Andy Wright, the man responsible for his more complete immersion into electronic backdrops on his last outing, You Had It Coming. This time the transition is complete. Beck used electronica first on Who Else!, moved a little more into the fire on You Had It Coming, and here merges his full-on Beck-Ola guitar heaviness with the sounds of contemporary spazz-out big beats and noise. Beck and Wright employ Apollo 440 on "Grease Monkey" and "Hot Rod Honeymoon," and use a number of vocalists, including the wondrously gifted Nancy Sorrell, on a host of tracks, as well as the London Session Orchestra on others (such as "Seasons," where hip-hop, breakbeats, and old-school Tangerine Dream sequencing meet the guitarist's deep blues and funk-drenched guitar stylings). As for atmospherics, David Torn (aka producer Splattercell) offers a shape-shifting mix of glitch tracks on "Plan B" for Beck to wax on both acoustically and electrically, and make them weigh a ton. But it's on cuts like "Trouble Man," a purely instrumental big drum and guitar skronk workout, where Beck truly shines here. With a rhythm section of Dean Garcia and Steve Barney -- and Tony Hymas appears as well -- Beck goes completely overboard: the volume screams and the sheer crunch of his riffs and solos split the rhythm tracks in two, then four, and finally eight, as he turns single-string runs into commentaries on everything from heavy metal to East Indian classical music. The industrial crank and burn of "Grease Monkey" is an outing fraught with danger for the guitarist, who has to whirl away inside a maelstrom of deeply funky noise -- and Beck rides the top of the wave into dirty drum hell and comes out wailing. For those who feel they need a dose of Beck's rootsier and bluesier playing, there is one, but the context is mentally unglued. "Hot Rod Honeymoon" is a drum and bass sprint with Beck playing both slide and Texas-style blues à la Albert Collins, letting the strings bite into the beats. The vocals are a bit cheesy, but the entire track is so huge it's easy to overlook them. "Line Dancing With Monkeys" has a splintered Delta riff at its core, but it mutates, shifts, changes shape, and becomes the kind of spooky blues that cannot be made with conventional instruments. His turnarounds into the myopic rhythms provide a kind of menacing foil to their increasing insistence in the mix. Before gabber-style drum and bass threaten to break out of the box, Beck's elongated bent-note solos tame them. "JB's Blues" is the oddest thing here because it's so ordinary; it feels like it belongs on an updated Blow By Blow. In all this is some of the most emotionally charged and ferocious playing of Beck's career. Within the context of contemporary beatronica, Beck flourishes. He find a worthy opponent to tame in the machines, and his ever-present funkiness is allowed to express far more excess than restraint. This is as fine a modern guitar record as you are ever going to hear.
© Thom Jurek /TiVo

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