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Beck
"Mixed Bizness"
Midnite Vultures
DGC
1999

"Mixed Bizness" was the second single from the severely underrated Midnite Vultures. It's funny that this album was consider more of a follow-up to the 1996 classic Odelay than the decidedly more low-key mellow Mutations, which was released in 1998. Apparently the record company was unhappy with Mutations, because it was a stylistic 180 from Odelay with its more acoustic-based sound.

I really like the album and this song. Come to think of it, I like anything Beck does. "Mixed Bizness" combines Beck's freestyle lyrics with a really funky, danceable beat.

While the song is good, the video is even better. Stéphane Sednaoui directed the video. He directed the famous "Give It Away" video for Red Hot Chili Peppers and Alanis Morissette's "Ironic." Trippy visuals and Beck hangin' out on a beach with his half-buried band along with an interesting cast of characters including bikini-clad women with sharks on their heads. Check it out below.


The Bell Score: 3.81956





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