The New Pollution

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"The New Pollution"
Single by Beck
from the album Odelay
Released 1997
Format CD
Genre Alternative rock, neo-psychedelia, psychedelic pop
Length 3:39
Beck singles chronology
"Devils Haircut"
(1996)
"The New Pollution"
(1997)
"Sissyneck"
(1997)

"The New Pollution" is a single by Beck, taken from his album Odelay.

Music video[edit]

The music video, directed by Beck himself, features 1960's-style dancing and background. The video was nominated for 5 1997 MTV VMA awards such as Video Of The Year, and Best Alternative Video, and he won Best Direction In A Video, Best Choreography In A Video, and Best Art Direction In A Video.[1]

The video features actress Mary Lynn Rajskub.

Track listings[edit]

US 12" Vinyl[edit]

  1. "The New Pollution" [LP Version] - 3:39
  2. "The New Pollution" [Remix by Mickey P.] - 4:08
  3. "The New Pollution" [Remix by Mickey P. & Mario C.] - 3:49
  4. "Lemonade" [Previously Unreleased] - 2:22
  5. "Richard's Hairpiece" ["Devil's Haircut" remix by Aphex Twin] - 3:19

UK CD Pt. 1[edit]

  1. "The New Pollution" [LP Version] - 3:42
  2. "Richard's Hairpiece" [Remix by Aphex Twin] - 3:21
  3. "Electric Music and the Summer People" - 4:41

UK CD Pt. 2[edit]

  1. "The New Pollution" [LP Version] - 3:42
  2. "The New Pollution" [Remix by Mario C. and Mickey P.] - 3:51
  3. "Lemonade" - 2:21

Japanese CD (released as "The New Pollution" and Other Favorites)[edit]

  1. "The New Pollution" [LP Version] - 3:39
  2. "The New Pollution" [Remix by Mickey P.] - 4:08
  3. "The New Pollution" [Remix by Mario C. & Mickey P.] - 3:49
  4. "Richard's Hairpiece" [Remix by Aphex Twin] - 3:21
  5. "Thunderpeel" [Previously Unreleased] - 2:41
  6. "Lemonade" [Previously Unreleased] - 2:23
  7. ".000.000" [Previously Unreleased] - 5:26
  8. "Feather In Your Cap" [Previously Unreleased] - 3:45
    • This version can be found on the SubUrbia soundtrack.


Preceded by
"Precious Declaration" by Collective Soul
Canadian RPM Rock/Alternative 30 number-one single
April 21, 1997
Succeeded by
"Staring at the Sun" by U2

Personnel[edit]

  • Beck Hansen: Vocals, guitar, bass, clavinet, organ, programming
  • The Dust Brothers: Programming
  • Written by: Beck/The Dust Brothers

References[edit]

  1. ^ MTS Video Music Awards | 1997. MTV. Accessed March 26, 2012.

External links[edit]