Did he record it here first before recording Odelay? Here are the instructions on how to disable your ad blocker: Strange Invitation [Version e ]: A nifty guitar solo, atmospheric harmonica, and some strange murmur vocal effects complete the song not to mention an actual jackass. He is feeling the stab of routien and is deprssed because all his unfinished work. BeckThe Dust Brothers.
Anyway, it's a great recording.
Them Again Deram Add your thoughts 26 Comments. SongMeanings is a place for discussion and discovery. Lyrically, the song explores that mysterious calling that can sometimes rescue you, can pull you out of your blues. Here Beck refers to the blues as "drifting along in the same stale old shoes," "loose ends tyin' a noose in the back of my mind," "lazy bones. However, the song does appear to be written about that moment when you stop drifting, when the puzzles get put together. The cool thing about these radio sessions is that instead of being just a live performance, Beck could basically record the song anew, with tracks and overdubs and stuff like that.