One Foot in the Grave

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Track Listing

1 He's A Mighty Good Leader
2 Sleeping Bag
3 I Get Lonesome
4 Burnt Orange Peel
5 Cyanide Breath Mint
6 See Water
7 Ziplock Bag
8 Hollow Log
9 Forcefied
10 Fourteen Rivers Fourteen Floods
11 Asshole
12 I've Seen The Land Beyond
13 Outcome
14 Girl Dreams
15 Painted Eyelids
16 Atmospheric Conditions
17 It's All In Your Mind - (previously unreleased)
18 Whiskey Can Can - (previously unreleased)
19 Mattress - (previously unreleased)
20 Woe On Me - (previously unreleased)
21 Teenage Wastebasket - (previously unreleased)
22 Your Love Is Weird - (previously unreleased)
23 Favorite Nerve - (previously unreleased)
24 Piss On The Door - (previously unreleased)
25 Close To God - (previously unreleased)
26 Sweet Satan - (previously unreleased)
27 Burning Boyfriend - (previously unreleased)
28 Black Lake Morning - (previously unreleased)
29 Feather In Your Cap - (previously unreleased)
30 One Foot In The Grave - (previously unreleased)
31 Teenage Wastebasket - (previously unreleased)
32 I Get Lonesome - (previously unreleased)

Featured Artists: Calvin Johnson and Scott Plouf and Chris Ballew



  • Genre: Rock & Pop
  • Release Date: March 2014
  • Label: Iliad Recordings
  • Format: Vinyl
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Audio Format: Stereo

Music Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Rolling Stone (p.70) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]ts crudely recorded ballads and occasional bursts of gnarly distortion are clear precursors to the beats-based folk-hop of 'Loser.'"

Rolling Stone (12/29/94-1/12/95, p.174) - "...a naked-strum treat of Dylanesque tripwire lyricism and post-punk field-holler pop."

Spin (10/94, pp.108-110) - Recommended - "...Beck, after all, is the first '70s brat to further the folkie tradition (an acoustic guitar and deferred dream) by acknowledging hip hop as the most compelling `80s-`90s voice of the pissed and dissed..."

Uncut - 4 stars out of 5 -- "[With] Dylanesque wordplay, some good jokes...[and] also a faithful Skip James cover..."

Alternative Press (11/94, p.81) - "...He's always seductively lazy, spinning out throwaway songs with a disarming casualness yet managing to insinuate a subversive musical deconstruction into everything..."

Option (9-10/94, p.92) - "...ONE FOOT IN THE GRAVE distills the songwriter's essence in 16 phenomenal tracks drawing from the traditional country-blues and gospel that inspired the Pussy Galore fan to pick up an acoustic guitar in the first place..."

NME (Magazine) (12/9/95, p.39) - 7 (out of 10) - " a demonstration of what can be done with a battered acoustic guitar, three chords and a beautifully tired, twisted reading of the truth, it has few peers." Entertainment Weekly (8/5/94, p.52) - "...presents our hero as an earnest young student of vernacular American music..." - Rating: B+

Pitchfork (Website) - "[I]t's his personal take on Americana....This is Beck, rustic..."

Record Collector (magazine) (p.79) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Contrasting with MELLOW GOLD's hip-hop folk, OFITG pulled up Beck's traditional folk and blues roots....Just like the Delta bluesmen, Beck sees decay around every corner..."


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