A newly unearthed recording of Sonic Youth and Mudhoney members joining forces to cover The Stooges has been released.
The recording, first created in 1997, features Sonic Youth’s Thurston Moore and Steve Shelley, Mudhoney’s Mark Arm, The Stooges’ Ron Asheton, Minutemen/Stooges Mike Watt and Sean Lennon all laying down a rendition of ‘Fun House’.
The tape also features producer and musician Don Fleming and Jim Dunbar as they created the group Wylde Ratttz in order to record a series of cover tracks for the Todd Haynes film Velvet Goldmine. The movie, a musical drama set in Britain during the glam rock days of the early 1970s, shone a light on iconic figures such as David Bowie and more.
In what was a who’s who of names, the soundtrack was taken on by the punk supergroup Wylde Ratttz provided the music for Ewan McGregor’s Curt Wild character in the film. In the years that followed, Sean Lennon also confirmed that future projects from the band resulted in all proceeds being donated to The Ron Asheton Foundation.
For now though, enjoy their rendition of a Stooges classic.