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Single by Beck
from the album Odelay
ReleasedJune 17, 1997
GenreAlternative rock, alternative country, anti-folk
Songwriter(s)Beck Hansen, John King, Michael Simpson
Producer(s)Beck, Dust Brothers
Beck singles chronology
"The New Pollution"

"Sissyneck" is a single by Beck, taken from the album Odelay. For the bass line of the song, the Dust Brothers sampled "A Part of Me" by the band Country Funk. The whistling in the introduction comes from "The Moog and Me" by Dick Hyman. The organ line is from "Life" by Sly & the Family Stone. The song peaked at #30 on the UK Singles Chart.

Before performing the song in concert in 1997, Beck said, "This is a song about not being afraid to be whack."[1]

He also said of the song, "It's the morning after a full night of line dancing and cocaine. It's the achey-breaky heart after the triple bypass. It's a get-together at the recreation center Ping-Pong tournament."[1]

Beck has performed the song live in concert over 180 times.[when?][2]

Track listing[edit]

Three-track single[edit]

  1. "Sissyneck" – 3:55
  2. "The New Pollution" (Remix by Mickey P.) – 4:08
  3. "Feather in Your Cap" – 3:46
    • This version can be found on the SubUrbia soundtrack.

Alternate pressing[edit]

  1. "Sissyneck" (LP version) – 3:58
  2. "Burro" (Mariachi Version of "Jack-Ass") – 3:11
  3. "Dark and Lovely" (Remix by Dust Brothers) – 3:38
  4. "Devil Got My Woman" (Skip James cover) – 4:34
  5. "Brother" – 4:45

UK 7" vinyl[edit]

  1. "Sissyneck" (LP version) – 3:58
  2. "Feather in Your Cap" – 3:46


  1. "Sissyneck" (LP version) – 3:55
  2. "The New Pollution" (Remix by Mickey P.) – 4:08


  • Beck – vocals, guitars, bass, organ, congas, programming, composition
  • Mike Boito – organ
  • Gregory Liesz – pedal steel guitar
  • The Dust Brothers – programming, composition

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