Eventually, Beck gained key boosters in Margaret Mittleman, the West Coast's director of talent acquisitions for BMG Music Publishing, and the partners behind independent record label Bong Load Custom Records: Tom Rothrock, Rob Schnapf and Brad Lambert.In 1992, Beck visited Stephenson's home to collaborate.He moved to New York City in 1989 and became involved in the city's small fiery anti-folk movement.
known mononymously as Beck, is an American singer, songwriter, record producer and multi-instrumentalist.
He is mostly known for his musical composition, as well as a palette of sonic genres.
"The whole mission was to destroy all the clichés and make up some new ones," said Beck of his New York years. You could go up onstage and say anything, and you wouldn't feel weird or feel any pressure." Inspired by that freedom and by the local spoken-word performers, Beck began to write free-associative, surrealistic songs about pizza, MTV, and working at Mc Donald's, turning mundane thoughts into songs.
"I was tired of being cold, tired of getting beat up," he later remarked.
Two of Beck's most popular and acclaimed recordings are Odelay and Sea Change, both of which were ranked on Rolling Stone list of the 500 greatest albums of all time.