US - California - Full Moon 209 - 09/19/13
"Gimme" is Beck's third non-album single this year, of which all are
put out on-line (down-loadable, or you can check them out almost
everywhere), and each one of them
comes as a ltd. edition deluxe 12" vinyl audiophile pressing as well
(including a 320 kbps download coupon). "Gimme" comes as a double 12":
Side A features the original
song as well as an instrumental; Side B has an extended-length "Gimme"
edit; Side C and Side D contains two halves of a 30-minute extended mix
of the song. Which means:
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme!
"Gimme" is a song from inside Beck's audio playground. Beck
experiments with rhythms and sound (well, not for the first time), but
the result isn't... well, I'm not
very impressed. During its 2 and a half minute the song is just a
pulsating vibe, lacking structure and substance. "Gimme" simply glides
by - and that's it. Over. Gone.
Leaving me (and many others I believe - or am I the only one...?) quite
disappointed. Whatever, from Beck you can get everything you want, if
he's in the mood. This one
gives me the feeling of a tongue-in-cheek trick - he's playing us,
Anyhow, I'm still eagerly awaiting a new album (or more). Until then;
Gimme more? Not. Please don't gimme.
Copyright © 2013 Håvard Oppøyen