Monster Magnet back with Milking The Stars: a re-imagining of Last Patrol
Rock ‘n’ Roll at its best, Rock ‘n’ Roll in its strongest propagation, loud & flashy Psychedelic Rock made by Monster Magnet! Right at the raging psychedelic maze: Frontman Dave Wyndorf, dazzling figure of light and leading figure in personal union. On ‘Milking The Stars: a re-imagining of Last Patrol’ listeners will rediscover inspirations indebted to mainly hallucinogenic chemicals. Whether with or without drug fog, the troupe from New Jersey is going to fascinate fans in 2014! The two new songs cheered from the hip, are going to blow out the neighborhood’s double glazing of the window frames. As the press once wrote so aptly: “Nobody knows where the hell this goddamned, infernal noise is coming from.”
Wyndorf on Milking the Stars: ” ‘Milking the Stars’ is a ‘re-imagined’ version of Last Patrol featuring four new songs and live tracks. This was a happy experiment for me. It’s not a re-mix record by the current definition. It’s more like Last Patrol in a “what if?” style alternate reality. “What if these songs were recorded in 1968?” “What would happen if I turned a pretty song into an angry one?” How would adding creepy organs and Mellotrons affect the emotional vibe of a song?” These are just a few of the questions that roll around in my head when I write and record any album but this time I decided to actually answer them with fully fleshed out, recorded and mixed examples.
The process actually created new songs. That’s the icing on the cake for me. New sounds, new vocals, different instruments and arrangements make for a weird 1960’s vibe totally apart from Last Patrol which was fun for Phil, Bob, Garrett, mixer Joe Barresi and myself to explore.
Finally there’s expanded versions of the songs “Last Patrol” and “Three Kingfishers” as recorded live at the AB club in Belgium, 2014. Both those songs were re-arranged for “maximum rock and psych” before we hit the road last year and feature the debut performance of new MAGNET bassist, Chris Kosnik. Personally, I think they beat the original versions. Rock on!”