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Iggy Pop with Nick Cave (feat. Thurston Moore) Nobody's City
04 :17
02
The Amber Lights with Debbie Harry Kisses for My President
02 :17
03 04 :13
04
Julie Christensen Weird Kid's Blues
05 :02
05
Slim Cessna's Auto Club Ain't My Problem Baby
03 :53
06
Crippled Black Phoenix & Cypress Grove (feat. Mark Lanegan & Bertrand Cantat) Constant Limbo (Constant Rain)
06 :58
07
Nick Cave & Debbie Harry Into the Fire
03 :15
08
Kris Needs Presents... Honey Thunderhead
03 :24
09
Mark Lanegan & Bertrand Cantat Desire by Blue River
05 :12
10
The Amber Lights with Xanthe Waite Kitty Ina Moonlight
03 :18
11
Ruby Throat Secret Fires
04 :09
12
Andrea Schroeder Kisses for My President
03 :41
13
James Johnston Body and Soul
03 :12
15
Hugo Race Break 'Em Down
05 :25
16
Cypress Grove My Cadillac
04 :48
17
Lydia Lunch & Jeffrey Lee Pierce The Journey Is Long
01 :04
18
Mark Stewart & Jeffrey Lee Pierce (feat. Thurston Moore) Shame and Pain
04 :06
ARTIST
TITLE
Axels & Sockets
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
GR 796CD GR 796CD
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RELEASE DATE
5/13/2014

The Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project, which sees the late Gun Club singers' friends, former band members and fans paying tribute to his extraordinary genius, is releasing its third and penultimate outing. Axels and Sockets features many names from the first two volumes, including Nick Cave, Debbie Harry, Mark Lanegan, Lydia Lunch, Warren Ellis, Mick Harvey and Kid Congo Powers, along with new additions to the collaborative fold in the form of Iggy Pop, Mark Stewart, Thurston Moore, Jim Sclavunos, Primal Scream and Andrew Weatherall. Co-ordinated by Pierce's later musical partner Cypress Grove, the Project again strives to pay homage by avoiding the clichés of the conventional tribute record, creating fierce, iconoclastic new music out of song-sketches, demo recordings, scribbled lyrics and leftover riffs Jeffrey tragically didn't live to complete, while some put their own spin on personal favorites from his esteemed catalog. Axels and Sockets casts the Project's net wider than ever, kicking off with Iggy Pop making his debut appearance dueting with Nick Cave on "Nobody's City" before Debbie Harry invokes the early punk-pop Blondie sound with the Amber Lights (Mick Harvey and JP Shilo) on "Kisses for My President," which Jeffrey wrote about her before she knew he existed (He was president of the Blondie fan club). Cave also completes his trilogy of duets with Debbie on "Into the Fire." Returning too are Mark Lanegan, along with Bertrand Cantat, Crippled Black Phoenix, Gallon Drunk's James Johnston and Cypress Grove. Also making their debut are Mark Stewart and Thurston Moore (their take on "Shame and Pain" marking the first time Jeffrey's vocals have appeared on the set), Primal Scream, whose version of "Goodbye Johnny" is remixed into smoky hoodoo noir by Andrew Weatherall, KatieJane Garside and Andrea Schroeder. The set also introduces younger bands with Leeds' Black Moth, who are produced by Bad Seeds drummer and project co-coordinator Jim Sclavunos and Cornwall's Honey, helmed by Jeffrey's old partner-in-crime Kris Needs. With only Volume 4's grand finale to come, the Jeffrey Lee Pierce Sessions Project continues to loom as a towering statement in preserving and immortalizing his fearsome legacy.