Guess I'm Doing Fine

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"Guess I'm Doing Fine"
Single by Beck
from the album Sea Change
Released 2002
Recorded Various
Genre Alternative rock, Country rock
Length 4:49
Label Geffen Records
Producer(s) Beck Hansen
Beck singles chronology
"Lost Cause"
(2002)
"Guess I'm Doing Fine"
(2002)
"E-Pro"
(2005)

"Guess I'm Doing Fine" is a single by Beck from his fifth major-label album, Sea Change.

Music video[edit]

The video was directed by Spike Jonze, and produced by Emma Wilcockson. Beck is thrown an acoustic guitar by an anonymous person that is not seen in the video. He sits down on what presumably is a white rock next to a tree and handles his guitar. He walks around with his guitar. He sits down to eat a sandwich, and eventually gets back up. His guitar follows him, even though he is not touching it. Beck is now sitting next to a tree again, and starts a conversation with a man playing soccer. The man sits down, and eventually Beck is playing soccer with the rest of the people. Later when he finishes, he continues walking on the sidewalk.[1]

Critical reception[edit]

The song received positive reviews from critics, and was deemed as a highlight from Sea Change. Rolling Stone magazine said the song was one of the highlights of Sea Change and one of the songs that made it one of Beck's best albums. Later, in the album's review, the magazine said it was his best album yet.[2] E! Online also gave the song a positive review, saying it was one of the highlights of the album.

Personnel[edit]

  • Beck: vocals, acoustic guitar, synthesizer, harmonica, background vocals
  • Joey Waronker: drums, percussion, background vocals
  • Justin Meldal-Johnsen: electric bass, background vocals
  • Smokey Hormel: electric guitar
  • Roger Manning: piano, clavinet, background vocals
  • Nigel Godrich: synthesizer

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Beck - Guess I'm Doing Fine - Video Dailymotion". Dailymotion.com. 2006-11-29. Retrieved 2012-02-20. 
  2. ^ [1][dead link]

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