Alarm Call (Bjeck Mix)
By: Björk

Remix: Beck Hansen
Written by: Björk

Versions:
  1. Alarm Call (Bjeck Mix) (6:29)
    Available on Hunter and 1 other release.
    Credits
    Björk: Vocals
 
Lyrics:
Alarm Call (Bjeck Mix) [Version (a)]:

(of the Bjeck mix arrangement)

I have walked this earth and watched people
I can be sincere and say I like them
You can't say no to hope, can't say no to happiness
I want to go to a mountain top with a radio and good batteries
And play a joyous tune and free the human race from suffering
I'm no fucking Buddhist, but this is enlightenment

The less room you give me, the more space I've got
You can't say no to hope, can't say no to happiness
I want to go on a mountain top with a radio and good batteries
And play a joyous tune and free the human race from suffering
This is an alarm call, so wake up wake up wake up

Today has never happened and it doesn't frighten me
You can't say no to hope, can't say no to happiness
I want to go on a mountain top with a radio and good batteries
And play a joyous tune and free the human race from suffering
I'm no fucking Buddhist, but this is enlightenment
 
The Song:

"Alarm Call" is a song from Björk's album Homogenic. I don't know exactly how Beck hooked up with her to remix a song. Did she ask him? Are they friends? Mutual fans, certainly. Of course, they had to call this the "Bjeck" mix! The only other connection between Beck and Bjork that I am aware of is that they did do one photo shoot together for some magazine.

Beck always brings a sort of funky, yet mechanical, sound to his remixes (see Air's "Sexy Boy" and David Bowie's "Seven"). This one is no different. Beck's remix of the song is full of effects, strange ghostly keyboard sounds, and piano; standing out from all the noises is Björk's pretty voice. The coolest part is when the third verse completely changes directions, turning into a Gipsy King-style Spanish guitar! He certainly approached the song with a sense of humor and took some chances.
 
Live:

None.
 
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