UK Punk Rock Mavericks THE MEMBERS Put Their Own Unique Spin On Songs By Buzzcocks, The Ramones, The Wailers, Gregory Isaacs, Grandmaster Flash, ABBA, Prince and more!
For the first time ever in a career that reaches all the way back to the ‘70s, British punk rock icons The Members have recorded an entire album of other band’s songs, offering up 14 cover versions that are utterly unique and unmistakably The Members. Entitled Version, the album reflects the many and varied influences of the band - from punk to pop to reggae and dub - but arranged and performed with an intense artistry all their own.
Longtime member and mastermind JC Carroll had this to say about the project, “This compilation goes right back to the roots of punk and reggae in the UK. I first heard the Dillinger track ‘Cokane In My Brain’ when Don Letts played it at the Roxy Club in 1977. With Chris Payne [bassist since 1976], I saw shows by The Heartbreakers and The Lurkers at the Vortex. We also pay tribute to the late Pete Shelley on two tracks with radial reworkings of two Buzzcocks classics.”
Version will be available on all formats everywhere starting July 5 on Cleopatra Records. And be sure to catch JC Carroll and the boys on the road this summer for a tour in Europe followed by a North American tour in the fall!
1. When You Were Mine (originally by Prince)
2. Does Your Mother Know (originally by ABBA)
3. Boys Keep Swinging (originally by David Bowie)
4. What Do I Get? (originally by Buzzcocks)
5. Sheena Is A Punk Rocker (originally by The Ramones)
6. Shadow (originally by The Lurkers)
7. On Broadway (originally by The Drifters in the style of The Kinks)
8. Chinese Rocks (originally by Johnny Thunders & The Heartbreakers)
9. Police In Helicopter (originally by John Holt)
10. Soul Rebel (originally by The Wailers)
11. Night Nurse (originally by Gregory Isaacs)
12. Ever Fallen In Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've?) / Under Mi Sleng Teng (originally by Buzzcocks / Wayne Smith)
13. Cokane In My Brain / White Lines (originally by Dillinger / Grandmaster Flash)
14. Waiting For My Man (originally by The Velvet Underground)