A new covers album will breathe life into familiar punk and new wave classics.
It’s called Take It, It’s Yours, and it’s the work of La Sera’s Katy Goodman and Greta Morgan of Springtime Carnivore. The duo take on 10 covers in all, including hits from Misfits, Bad Brains, Wipers, the Jam, the Stooges, Blondie and more. Listen to their glimmering take on the Replacements’ “Bastards of Young” below via Soundcloud.
In a statement, via Pitchfork, Goodman says:
“On the surface a song like ‘Pay to Cum’ seems really masculine, but to me, the lyrics are really more about freedom. You have the right to sing, you have the right to dance. When you have two girls harmonizing on these songs, they take on a new meaning, because you’re listening in a different way. …these songs helped shaped who we are. They gave us the songs, and now we get to give them back as our thank you.”
Take It, It’s Yours is out August 26 via Polyvinyl. Check out the full track list below — “Where Eagles Dare”! — before diving into the excellent Mats cover.
Katy Goodman and Greta Morgan, Take It, It’s Yours
1. Over the Edge (Wipers)
2. Pay to Cum (Bad Brains)
3. Bastards of Young (The Replacements)
4. Sex Beat (The Gun Club)
5. Ever Fallen in Love (Buzzcocks)
6. Where Eagles Dare (The Misfits)
7. I Wanna Be Your Dog (The Stooges)
8. In the City (The Jam)
9. Dreaming (Blondie)
10. Rebel Yell (Billy Idol)