Before discovering commercial success, Beck spent time busking -- a career about which he was rather ambivalent. "It was hard not to feel defeated at the onset of my musical endeavors," he explained. "That's what being a successful street performer boils down to: 'Hey, Jude' -- over and over..."
["I think," Beck once said, "there's some truth to the fact that his music is, in fact, darker than any Danzig record."]
[The name of Beck's alter ego? Surrealius.]