Beck interviewed by Thurston Moore
In 1994, "Loser" was a new song and Beck was a guest on MTV's "120 Minutes." He was interviewed by none-other than Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore! What unfolds is the most bazaar interview I've ever seen.
The first time I watched it, I thought Moore hated Beck. He has a weird tone to his voice that is almost condescending. Was it a reaction to Beck's antics (the man throws his shoe!) or a perception that Beck was destined to be a one-hit wonder? Watching it in retrospect, it's clear the two are on good terms and just goofing around for the camera. Still, for teenagers watching in 1994, it's easy to conclude that they didn't like each other.
Anyway, it's a great appearance. Over 20 years later, this interview is still worth watching.