RIYL: Wooden Shjips, Psychic Ills

Label: Sacred Bones Records

Moon Duo are putting out a 12″ Single of two cover songs they play on tour which are “Jukebox Babe” originally by Alan Vega and “No Fun” originally by The Stooges. Get your copy today! Here is why they decided to put it out:

We started playing ‘No Fun’ after BBC6 Radio asked us to record an Iggy song for his 70th birthday. We added it to our set to work it out for the session and kept playing it every night because everyone loves that song. We worked up a version of ‘Jukebox Babe’ because our sound engineer Larry got it stuck in his head and was singing it all the time. We figured, we may as well play it if we’re going to hear it all the time.

The Stooges and Iggy, and Suicide/Alan Vega/Martin Rev, are all huge influences on us. But we never want to do faithful covers of great songs, because what’s the point. So we tried to push both of the tracks in less obvious directions, incorporating other influences, like California psych and cosmic disco, giving them more of a summer vibe. We knew Sonic Boom was working outside of Lisbon, so we asked him to produce the tracks, recording them in August for maximal summer heat.

The Details

Features covers of Alan Vega's "Jukebox Babe" and The Stooges' "No Fun."
Limited edition, one-time pressing of 2000 units.

White vinyl edition comes with a limited-to-300 20x20" poster, exclusively available through our mail order site.

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Price $16

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