Sexx Laws

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"Sexx Laws"
Single by Beck
from the album Midnite Vultures
B-side "This Is My Crew" / "Salt in the Wound"
Released 25 October 1999 (UK)
1 November 1999 (UK, CD2)
Format CD, 7"
Genre Alternative rock, funk
Length 3:38
Label Geffen
497 181-2 (UK, CD1)
497 182-2 (UK, CD2)
497 182-7 (UK, 7")
Writer(s) Beck Hansen
Producer(s) Beck Hansen
Mickey Petralia
Beck singles chronology
"Nobody's Fault But My Own"
(1999)
"Sexx Laws"
(1999)
"Mixed Bizness"
(2000)

"Sexx Laws" is a song by Beck, from the 1999 album Midnite Vultures. It was released as the lead single from the album in October 1999. Musically, the song is an unusual combination of brassy funk with bluegrass-styled banjo and pedal steel guitar on the choruses and instrumental break, as well as elements of electronica.

In 2014, NME named it the 260th Greatest Song of All Time.[1]

Track listings[edit]

CD1
  1. "Sexx Laws" – 3:38
  2. "Salt in the Wound" – 3:24
  3. "Sexx Laws" (Wizeguyz Remix) – 6:03
CD2
  1. "Sexx Laws" – 3:38
  2. "This Is My Crew" – 3:55
  3. "Sexx Laws" (Wizeguyz Remix) – 6:51
7"
  1. "Sexx Laws" – 3:38
  2. "Salt in the Wound" – 3:24

Music videos[edit]

The music video, directed by Beck himself, is partly a tribute to the film Mr. Freedom.[2] Jack Black appears in the music video as a member of the Vision Warrior Men's Circle, along with Neil Strauss and Justin Meldal-Johnsen[3] Surreal elements of the video include a refrigerator dry humping an oven, Kenny G (played by Meldal-Johnsen) in a room of football players, and a spinning mannequin of a zebra with a banjo.

There are several versions of the video. The original (once posted on Beck's website) was over 18 minutes long and extended the intro of the Men's Circle. The subsequent versions edited out the intro and ending, the latter truncating a pep rally speech by Jack Black's character.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.rocklistmusic.co.uk/nme_500_greatest_songs_2014.htm
  2. ^ "Video Hangover: Beck – "Sexx Laws"". Stereogum. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 
  3. ^ "Beck - "Sexxlaws"". mvdbase.com. 1999-11-03. Retrieved 2011-08-04. 

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