Richard's Hairpiece
By: Beck Hansen, John King, Mike Simpson

Written by: Beck Hansen, John King, Mike Simpson

Version Of: Devils Haircut

This Version:
 
Lyrics:
Something's wrong 'cause my mind is fading
And everywhere I look there's a dead end waiting
Temperatures dropping at the rotten oasis
Stealing kisses from the leperous faces

Something's wrong 'cause my mind is fading
And everywhere I look there's a dead end waiting
Temperatures dropping at the rotten oasis
Stealing kisses from the leperous faces
Got a devils haircut in my mind
Got a devils haircut in my mind
Got a devils haircut in my mind
Got a devils haircut in my mind
Got a devils haircut in my mind
Got a devils haircut in my mind

Love machines on the sympathy crutches
Discount orgies on the dropout buses
Hitching a ride with the bleeding noses
Coming to town with the briefcase blues

Love machines on the sympathy crutches
Discount orgies on the dropout buses
Hitching a ride with the bleeding noses
Coming to town with the briefcase blues

Something's wrong 'cause my mind is fading
And everywhere I look there's a dead end waiting
Temperatures dropping at the rotten oasis
Stealing kisses from the leperous faces

Something's wrong 'cause my mind is fading
And everywhere I look there's a dead end waiting
Temperatures dropping at the rotten oasis
Stealing kisses from the leperous faces
Got a devils haircut in my mind
Got a devils haircut in my mind
Got a devils haircut in my mind
Got a devils haircut in my mind
Got a devils haircut in my mind
Got a devils haircut in my mind
 
The Song:

Aphex Twin (his real name is Richard James, hence the title) did this fine, but odd, remix of "Devils Haircut" for Beck. The riff is gone completely, Beck's vocals are sped up to almost Chipmunk-speed, and a load of effects and percussion was added.

Interestingly, in an interview in October/November 1996, James said this: "I only call remixing work if I don't want to do it. I turned down a Beck remix the other day for 5,000 because it was doing my head in."

A month later though, things had changed, or he figured something out. An interview with Disquiet.com on December 24, 1996 began by James saying he was just working on "That 'Devils Haircut' thing." The interviewer says he loves the song, and James explains his initial ambivalence, "I did the mix ages ago, but, um, I didn't like it. I thought I was just doing it for the money. But when I chilled out and listened to it about a week later, I really loved... I really liked it."