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Beck - Celica
« on: Dec 07, 2019, 06:13:12 am »
I cannot comment on the quality of Beck's latest album "Hyperspace" (a.k.a. Haipa-speesu), but this forum would probably approve of his taste in album cover cars.

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Re: Beck - Celica
« Reply #1 on: Dec 07, 2019, 08:49:55 am »
Deeeelish album cover. I'm amazed at how much the stock front tow hooks stand out :heh:
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Re: Beck - Celica
« Reply #2 on: Dec 07, 2019, 12:52:20 pm »
God damn that is a clean car!
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Re: Beck - Celica
« Reply #3 on: Dec 07, 2019, 04:24:38 pm »
https://www.thecurrent.org/feature/2019/11/20/interview-beck-on-paisley-park-and-hyperspace

So on the cover there is some, what looks like, like some kind of Japanese script.

It was just completely off the top of my head. Maybe it had to do with the car, it was a Celica. I don't know. It just felt — it was one of those things where it just felt right, a lot like the process of making the record. It's just — the first idea is the right idea. I was going with instincts, so —

And what kind of car is this? Is this your car? Is this something you tool around the neighborhood in?

No. No, it's a Celica, but it would be similar to like the kind of cars that people had when I was growing up, like a friend's — like a friend's mom would have that car. And it usually wouldn't have air conditioning, and it'd be like a 95-degree day, sitting in the parking lot of the bank, waiting in the back seat of the car.

Yeah, you're like stuffed into the hatchback or something with the dog, right.

Yeah. It's a very humble kind of aspirational kind of car. It's not a super luxury Lamborghini, and that was sort of the point. Pharrell actually asked me, 'what do you see when you see the cover', and I say, I just see a @#$% Celica, just like a rundown old car, like that's not anything fancy or glamorous or anything. But in a way it is sort of like this dream machine, with that thing in that sort of everyday kind of car that — where we can still — it's still our spaceship, you know, it's the thing that sort of lets us transcend the everyday.


Well dang if that isn't the nicest description of a Celica I've read in a while.
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Re: Beck - Celica
« Reply #4 on: Dec 21, 2019, 12:59:02 am »
I came to post about this today. I saw it and had to buy it...  :heh:

I haven't listened to Beck since the 90s. So I can't comment yet either.
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Re: Beck - Celica
« Reply #5 on: Dec 21, 2019, 09:23:42 am »
I grew up listening to lots of Beck because my Dad would play him in the car. Albums like Odelay and Mellow Gold bring me back . . .  guess I have a good excuse to check out this new one!!! Finally our cars get some love haha  :heh:

Thanks for posting the interview, very cool to read.

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Re: Beck - Celica
« Reply #6 on: Dec 21, 2019, 04:22:30 pm »
When you open the booklet, there's a 2-page shot of the dash...
SELECT celica FROM toyota WHERE year<=1985;

1985 GT-S
-Rebuilt engine: bored .020 over, oversize valves, new cam
-Thorley header w/heated O2 sensor at collector & all new exhaust
-Impact6 strut bar
-3.9LSD rearend, which is now slipping
-Lots of bodywork and new paint!
-New cd player to cover up all those squeaks and rattles
-JK short-throw shifter


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Re: Beck - Celica
« Reply #7 on: Dec 21, 2019, 09:31:29 pm »
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Internet sleuthing reveals (via www.turntablelab.com)...

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Re: Beck - Celica
« Reply #8 on: Dec 22, 2019, 12:02:50 pm »
I guess someone over there really likes Celicas.
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Re: Beck - Celica
« Reply #9 on: Dec 22, 2019, 09:10:40 pm »
I guess someone over there really likes Celicas.

I'm happy they do!
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Re: Beck - Celica
« Reply #10 on: Apr 12, 2020, 07:45:05 pm »
I just bought the vinyl of this album. It looks great hanging on my wall lol
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