"To launch this project, Beck aimed low, choosing a little-known cult record called The Velvet Underground & Nico. Seriously though, it's a ballsy move but a smart one-- icons, after all, wear fawning worship well, and I'm much more skeptical about his in-progress follow-up pick, Leonard Cohen's Songs of Leonard Cohen. The roster for VU & Nico features frequent co-conspirator Nigel Godrich, members of Beck's touring band and "Introducing Thorunn Magnusdottir as Nico." Oh, and Beck's bro-in-law Giovanni Ribisi, who the singer claims is 'a virtuoso of just shredding.'"
------->Okay so now Giovanni plays music. Where's Beck been hiding him? Maybe I'm the last to know, but I knew there was more to my admiration than just his imdb log and those sleepy eyes.