Monster Magnet To Release New Covers Album “A Better Dystopia”

Monster Magnet will be releasing a new covers album titled “A Better Dystopia” on May 21. The effort’s first single, a cover of Poo-Bah‘s “Mr. Destroyer,” can be found below, along with the cover art and track listing:

“A Better Dystopia” Track Listing:

01. “The Diamond Mine” (Dave Diamond DJ monologue)
02. “Born To Go” (Hawkwind cover)
03. “Epitaph for A Head” (JD Blackfoot cover)
04. “Solid Gold Hell” (The Scientists cover)
05. “Be Forewarned” (The Macabre cover)
06. “Mr. Destroyer” (Poo-Bah cover)
07. “When the Wolf Sits” (Jerusalem cover)
08. “Death” (The Pretty Things cover)
09. “Situation” (Josephus cover)
10. “It’s Trash” (The Cave Men cover)
11. “Motorcycle (Straight to Hell)” (Table Scraps cover)
12. “Learning To Die” (Dust cover)
13. “Welcome To The Void” (Morgen cover) (bonus track)

Dave Wyndorf commented:

“We all agreed that we would be bored out of our minds within a month of lockdown. Monster Magnet loves the road. It’s a lifestyle. So, I considered our options. Rather than panhandle on the internet, hawking masks and Zoom-rocking practice sessions for dollars, I suggested we record a “bunker record”. A total DIY affair (band only) recorded and mixed in Bob Pantella’s small but potent Freak Shop Studios/rehearsal space right here in New Jersey. But what to record?

I didn’t feel much like writing, but working on anything was better than watching the news as hospitals filled up, people died, and American politics went bat-shit crazy. The world roared ‘Dystopia! Apocalypse! Revolution!’. I’d heard those words before, and they brought to mind my childhood in the late 60’s/early 70’s… and the music… and short playlist of songs (just one of many) that I’d been carrying around with me on my whatever device to listen to before shows.

Of course, these tunes have also been in my head for more or less my whole life. These were not the popular hits of the time. This was like a playlist from the 4th dimension… strange bits of musical obscurity, mostly dredged up from that inglorious and freaky “twilight zone” time that preceded Arena Rock, Heavy Metal, Reggae and Disco. A no-man’s land of hard rock that still had remnants of psychedelia and garage punk but had abandoned any notion of “flower power” or frat house fun. And of course, they rocked. Yeah, these songs were it.”

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