With Cobras And Fire I wanted to present these songs in a much stranger and dirtier atmosphere. Less "classic rock" and more…well, I'd guess I'd call it a deranged fusion of Garage-Psych, Fuzz Punk and Movie Soundtrack music. It's almost completely re-recorded (with the bulk of the guitar and bass playing by co-producer Phil Caivano) and as in Milking The Stars I've added organ, piano, sitars and more to flesh out a completely new sound for these tunes. There's also a Hawkwind/Pink Fairies inspired cover version of The Temptations 1969 classic "Ball Of Confusion" with background vocals by Monster Magnet co-founder and Rib Eye Bros. frontman Tim Cronin. Plus an 8 minute, tripped out sonic adventure entitled "I Live Behind The Paradise Machine" specially created by mixer extraordinaire Evil Joe Barresi. Joe is at his best here, seamlessly integrating elements from several Magnet songs into a new, stand alone composition.
All in all I call this the weirdest Monster Magnet yet, and that's a good thing! I hope you like it!
Cobras and Fire (The Mastermind Redux) Tracklist:
- She Digs That Hole
- Watch Me Fade
- Mastermind ‘69
- Hallucination Bomb
- Gods and Punks
- The Titan
- When The Planes Fall From the Sky
- Ball of Confusion
- Time Machine
- I live Behind the Paradise Machine Evil Joe Barresi's Magnet Mash Vol.1
Cobras And Fire (The Mastermind Redux) erscheint am 02.10.2015 via Napalm Records und kann ab sofort hier vorbestellt werden!