Posted in music on September 2, 2014

by Andrew Sacher

James and Mario in the studio (photo by Heather Harris)
James

The Stooges guitarist James Williamson is releasing a solo album, Re-Licked, features "lesser-known Stooges tracks properly recorded and mixed for the first time" with an impressive list of guest lead singers, including Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys), Mark Lanegan (Screaming Trees), Alison Mosshart (The Kills), Mario Cuomo (The Orwells), Bobby Gillespie (Primal Scream), Ariel Pink and others. James is backed by live Stooges members Steve Mackay, Toby Dammit, and Mike Watt (also of The Minutemen, fIREHOSE, etc) and that dog.'s Petra Haden provides backup vocals. The album's due out on October 29 via Leopard Lady Records. Artwork and tracklist below.

"I'm Sick of You," which has The Orwells' Mario Cuomo on guest vocals, makes its premiere in this post. James says it "was one of the very earliest songs [he] wrote with Iggy back in around late 1970," and that they "played it live at the King's Cross Cinema Show while [they] were in London just before [they] recorded Raw Power." Mario's a good choice, considering Iggy seems like a big influence on him, and he gets his Danzig or his Jim Morrison on a bit for this one too. Check it out below.

The Orwells also have a previously discussed fall tour which hits NYC on October 15 at Irving Plaza. Tickets for that show are still available.

Song stream, LP artwork, tracklist, and another pic from the recording session, below...

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Mario

James

Tracklist:
01. Head On The Curve (w/ Jello Biafra)
02. Open Up And Bleed (w/ Carolyn Wonderland)
03. Scene Of The Crime (w/ Bobby Gillespie from Primal Scream)
04. She Creatures Of The Hollywood Hills (w/ Ariel Pink)
05. Til The End Of The Night (w/ Alison Mosshart from The Kills, Dead Weather)
06. I Gotta Right (w/ Lisa Kekaula from The BellRays)
07. Pinpoint Eyes (w/ Joe Cardamone from The Icarus Line)
08. Wild Love (w/ Mark Lanegan & Alison Mosshart)
09. Rubber Leg (w/ Ron Young from Little Caesar)
10. I'm Sick Of You (w/ Mario Cuomo from The Orwells)
Bonus Tracks:
11. Gimme Some Skin (w/ Caroline Wonderland)
12. C*ck In My Pocket (w/ Nicke Andersson from The Hellacopters)
13. Heavy Liquid (w/ Lisa Kekaula)
14. Wet My Bed (w/ The Richmond Sluts)
15. C*ck In My Pocket (w/ Gary Floyd from The Dicks)
16. Rubber Leg (w/ J.G. Thirlwell aka Clint Ruin, Foetus)

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Comments (16)

dude is just begging for a dollar bill.

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2014 12:15 PM

that's pretty sick that the former governor of NY is into the stooges.

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2014 12:19 PM

That is sad as a motherfucker.

Posted by Miles Davis | September 2, 2014 12:47 PM

haha mario cuomo.

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2014 1:04 PM

At least he had the decency to wait for the Ashtons to die before doing this.

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2014 1:19 PM

This is really uncalled for to call petra haden a dog. I find her pretty nice looking.

Posted by ME | September 2, 2014 1:46 PM

Um..... Is this the stooges or the misfits?

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2014 2:22 PM

A Google search for Leopard Lady Records had no match. How about a link BV?

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2014 3:10 PM

this has "bad idea" written all over it

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2014 4:23 PM

Sounds like a terrible idea. Only Iggy could do Iggy and most of these folks suck heavy dick.

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2014 5:31 PM

Two versions of C*ck In My Pocket?

Posted by Anonymous | September 2, 2014 6:07 PM

All of you trust-fund failures in life that are posting here, can go back to fucking your mothers now. Rent's due!

Posted by More taste than you will ever have | September 2, 2014 6:36 PM

jello hates dk now why didn't you put his new band up Jello Biafra and the Guantanamo School of Medicine?

Posted by Anonymous | September 3, 2014 1:22 AM

Great in every way!! Mario Cuomo of The Orwells is the perfect choice to sing this killer Iggy & The Stooges song.The entire idea for the album is brilliant. The first single with James Williamson on guitar and Carolyn Wonderland has been nominated for a Grammy! Cannot wait to buy it!

Posted by Eric Kolkey | September 3, 2014 12:05 PM

Umm, this is pathetic. Just sounds like a really piss poor version of someone trying to imitate Iggy. Nothing beats the real thing baby!

Posted by Awful | September 15, 2014 9:01 AM

Anyone who tells you that they've been nominated for a Grammy at this date, is either lying, or woefully and embarrassingly misinformed. FIrst round noms don't even happen until October. There is a big difference between a submission (which everyone does) and a nomination (which occur in December).

Posted by R. ENGDAHL | September 15, 2014 9:40 AM

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