|Single by Beck|
|from the album Mellow Gold|
|Genre||Alternative rock, alternative hip hop, neo-psychedelia|
|Label||Bong Load, DGC|
|Beck singles chronology|
Conception and recording
"Beercan" was produced by Carl Stephenson and featured his characteristic layers of sound and bizarre samples: this song in particular prominently features samples from a Care Bears album. In addition the song also samples a small part of the Melvins song "Hog Leg".
As mentioned in the song, Beck once had a job blowing leaves. Beck once reminisced, "There's a leaf-blower contingent. There's no union that I know of so far, but there's certainly a spiritual brotherhood. They are the originators of noise music. It's like a cross between a Kramer guitar and a jet pack."
Like Beck's earlier single "Loser", the experimental video for "Beercan" was directed by friend and director Steve Hanft. The video features a group of homeless people destroying a house. A recurring theme throughout the video is the presence of a rainbow, possibly a reference to the Care Bears album sampled in the song. Melvins frontman Buzz Osborne also makes an appearance.
- "Beercan" - 4:01
- "Got No Mind" - 4:22
- "Asskiss Powergrudge (Payback! '94)" - 3:06
- "Totally Confused" - 3:28
- "Spanking Room" - 9:07
- Contains "Loser" (Pseudo-Muzak Version) as a hidden track at 5:41.
|U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks||27|
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