Black Balloon
By: Beck Hansen

Written by: Beck Hansen

Versions:
  1. Black Balloon (3:24)
    Available on Mutations and 3 other releases.
    Credits
    Beck Hansen: Bass, Keyboard / Synthesizer, Producer, Programming
 
Lyrics:
Black Balloon [Version (a)]:

[instrumental]
 
The Song:

This instrumental appears as a B-side on the "Tropicalia" single. Very bassy and funky, the tune is really quite cool. A variety of lead instruments and sounds keep it interesting over the groovy, repetitive rhythm. Good stuff.

Beck played all the instruments himself, which means it's probably an older tune, leftover from the Odelay sessions.

Beck nicked the title from his song "Bottle of Blues," which has the line "eagles drone and pose alone / like black balloons all banged and blown."
 
Live:

Not played live