Monster Magnet have confirmed that they’ll release a new take on their 2013 album ‘Last Patrol’ on November 18th via Napalm Records.
The new version will be entitled ‘Milking the Stars: A Reimagining of Last Patrol’ and is an experimental release, according to Dave Wyndorf. He said: ‘Milking The Stars’ is a ‘reimagined’ version of ‘Last Patrol’ featuring four new songs and live tracks. This was a happy experiment for me. It’s not a remix 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.”
The full tracklist for Milking The Stars is as follows:-
1. Let the Circus Burn
2. Mindless Ones ’68
3. No Paradise For Me
4. End of Time (B-3)
5. Milking the Stars
6. Hellelujah (Fuzz and Swamp)
7. I Live Behind The Clouds (Roughed Up And Slightly Spaced)
8. Goliath Returns
9. Stay Tuned (Even Sadder)
10. The Duke (Full On Drums ‘N Wah)
11. Last Patrol (Live)
12. Three Kingfishers (Live)