“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.”
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I usually prefer my rock heavier, “stonier” and a bit darker. Still, this album is one of my go to album when I want to chill out hippie style. It is both psychedelic and relaxing. No bad trip here, just some great quality music and some gentle light. I presume that this is what flower power must have sound like in the 60’s and 70’s. This is how this album feels to me anyway. David Yvinec
supported by 47 fans who also own “Jukebox Babe / No Fun”
This is a reintepretation of the two first tracks from III and they are completely different. The focus goes more on the rythmic section, which changes the entire perspective while keeping the spirit. I think it constitutes a nice addition to III Thibaut Devigne