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Getting Better (RSD 2018)

7" Vinyl
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Getting Better (RSD 2018)
Getting Better (RSD 2018)


Wussy release this covers EP as a special limited-edition 7" record on solid yellow vinyl for RSD 2018. As they did for their previous RSD 2017 cover of Joy Division's Ceremony, the band bring their distinctive mix of drone rock/grunge/Americana style arrangements and pay homage to the Fab Four, and other fellow Ohio artists. Title track 'Getting Better' originally by The Beatles from their Sgt. Pepper album is a brand new recording. 'Runaway is originally by late Ohio singer-songwriter Jenny Mae from "There's a Bar Around the CornerAssholes'. Wussy recorded the track during their Strawberry Sessions in 2010, but it remained unreleased until now. The cover of "Nomenclature" originated when Cincinnati electro-pop trio Seedy Seeds asked Wussy to contribute a track to a companion release for their 2010 album 'Verb Noun'. During the Left for Dead Sessions and with John Curley of Afghan Whigs at the helm, the band also did a cover of their favourite Afghan Whigs song "Retarded", initially released on an Afghan Whigs covers album released on Summers Kiss Records. Wussy formed on a dare in 2001 when retired stonemason Chuck Cleaver (formerly of Ass Ponys) and Lisa Walker began playing together as a result of Cleaver's stage fright. The duo's first performance was largely unplanned but went without incident, so Mark Messerly was recruited on bass and later Joe Klug on drums and keys. The band's newest member, John Erhardt, has helped Wussy truly come into its own, adding a David Gilmour-esque layer of heavy shoegaze pedal steel. Cleaver and Walker share singing and songwriting duties, trading lead vocals and harmonies. Both are known for sharing tales of the supernatural combined with day-in-the-life portraits, both disquieting and tranquil.


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  2. Getting Better (The Beatles)
  3. Runaway (Jenny Mae)
  4. Nomenclature (The Seedy Seeds)
  5. Retarded (The Afghan Whigs)
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