Beck Live at the Acropolis (Record Club) Beck Hansen started his 'record club' last year, a revolutionary opportunity to expose fans to albums they might not otherwise consider and to have a laugh. The concept is simple. Beck assembles friends, who have ranged from actor Giovanni Ribisi to Wilco to Brazilian cult band Os Mutantes. They then choose an album to record, and lay down the tracks without attempt at perfection. The process is filmed and one song a week is then uploaded to Beck's website in the order it appeared on the original album. So far, tracks from five albums have been posted. The Velvet Underground & Nico, the late 1960s template for the musical fringe, was no real surprise. Given Beck's beatnik leanings, neither was his next choice, Leonard Cohen's Songs of Leonard Cohen. And, considering Beck's sense of the eclectic, his collaboration with members of Wilco on Oar, solo album of one-time Moby Grape member Skip Spence, has so far sounded the most vital. But lately the project has taken a turn. Beck's last album was an eye-popping choice: the 1987 INXS album Kick, treated with all the fun, irreverence and artiness one would expect from a group that included members of the Liars, St Vincent and Os Mutantes. Yanni's cheesy orchestral keyboard opus Live at the Acropolis is now getting the treatment. On Santorini, the only song posted so far, Sonic Youth guitarist Thurston Moore has added left-field vocals about a pyro 'who has got a pack of matches and is going to set fire to this craaaaaazy city'. Beck handles guitar and keyboard duties on the song, which has been approached with funkiness and joy. It will be interesting to see where they take this one, as well as which album they select next, in the weeks ahead. Hear it at www.beck.com .