The credit for choosing this song belongs to our friend John Kay (Koffin Kats), who sang lead on this rendition of a classic Talking Heads track. While I was in Detroit over a weekend, we got together and laid down this track. If you have never seen the video for this song, look it up to see an early performance by John Goodman. Another highlight of working on this track was working with Mass Giorgini for the first time since the Common Rider days to master it out of Sonic Iguana.
John Kay – Lead Vocals / Guitar / Drums
Joe Mizzi – Guitar / Bass / Backing Vocals
Engineered and Mixed by John Kay
Mastered by Massimiliano Giorgini
Artwork by Ech
This track is now available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and other popular online download and streaming services.
“These guys cook with the best of them and can lay down a tight beat with snappy guitar riffs and great vocals.” – Tim Brosnan, The Eclectic Ear (Jan 2, 2014)
I was in Michigan this week, and John Kay sent me an idea for an Undercover tune that I immediately fell in love with. We recorded it at his own Stu Stu Studio over the last two days.
“Rancid have been covered on several occasions, probably most notably by NOFX, but few have come across as wonderfully eclectic yet still urgent as Chicago punk rockers The Mizzerables‘ and their cover of ‘Olympia, WA’.” —Billy Ho, The Marshalltown (December 4, 2013)