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The New Pollution

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Released  February 28, 1997
Length  3:39
Format  CD
Label  DGC
Genre  Alternative rock, neo-psychedelia, psychedelic rock
Writer(s)  Beck Hansen, John King, Michael Simpson

"The New Pollution" is a single by Beck, taken from his album Odelay. The song samples the single "Venus" by Joe Thomas.

Contents

Music video

The music video, directed by Beck himself, features 1960's-style dancing and background. The music video contains visual references from French singer Serge Gainsbourg's music videos for "Monsieur William" and the Histoire de Melody Nelson.

The video features actress Mary Lynn Rajskub.

MTV Video Music Award
  • MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year: Jamiroquai for Virtual Insanity
  • MTV Video Music Award for Best Alternative Video: Sublime for What I Got
  • US 12" Vinyl

    1. "The New Pollution" [LP Version] - 3:39
    2. "The New Pollution" [Remix by Mickey P.] - 4:08
    3. "The New Pollution" [Remix by Mickey P. & Mario C.] - 3:49
    4. "Lemonade" [Previously Unreleased] - 2:22
    5. "Richard's Hairpiece" ["Devil's Haircut" remix by Aphex Twin] - 3:19

    UK CD Pt. 1

    1. "The New Pollution" [LP Version] - 3:42
    2. "Richard's Hairpiece" [Remix by Aphex Twin] - 3:21
    3. "Electric Music and the Summer People" - 4:41

    UK CD Pt. 2

    1. "The New Pollution" [LP Version] - 3:42
    2. "The New Pollution" [Remix by Mario C. and Mickey P.] - 3:51
    3. "Lemonade" - 2:21

    Japanese CD (released as "The New Pollution" and Other Favorites)

    1. "The New Pollution" [LP Version] - 3:39
    2. "The New Pollution" [Remix by Mickey P.] - 4:08
    3. "The New Pollution" [Remix by Mario C. & Mickey P.] - 3:49
    4. "Richard's Hairpiece" [Remix by Aphex Twin] - 3:21
    5. "Thunderpeel" [Previously Unreleased] - 2:41
    6. This version is different from the one on Stereopathetic Soulmanure
    7. "Lemonade" [Previously Unreleased] - 2:23
    8. ".000.000" [Previously Unreleased] - 5:26
    9. "Feather In Your Cap" [Previously Unreleased] - 3:45
    10. This version can be found on the SubUrbia soundtrack.

    Personnel

  • Beck Hansen: Vocals, guitar, bass, clavinet, organ, programming
  • The Dust Brothers: Programming
  • Written by: Beck/The Dust Brothers
  • References

    The New Pollution Wikipedia


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