Psychedelic audio wizard, Dave Wyndorf of Monster Magnet, speaks about Milking the Stars and the re-imagining of Last Patrol.

Monster Magnet has been going strong for twenty-five years now since the release of their demo tapes in 1989. Their signature layered barrage of tripped out lyrics and fuzzy guitars which stretch the fabric of space-time has long been a trademark sound for them. The release of Last Patrol in 2013 was a major success for the band. After a successful tour in Europe and partial tour in the states, singer/guitarist Dave Wyndorf returned to the studio to re-work Last Patrol in to a parallel universe re-recording reminiscent of the raw sound of the 60s.

“This was a happy experiment for me. It’s not a re-mix record by the current definition. It’s more like Last Patrol in a what if? style alternate reality. ‘What if these songs were recorded in 1968?’ ‘What would happen if I turned a pretty song into an angry one?’ ‘How would adding creepy organs and Mellotrons affect the emotional vibe of a song?’ These are just a few of the questions that roll around in my head when I write and record any album but this time I decided to actually answer them with fully fleshed out, recorded and mixed example,” said Wyndorf.

Wyndorf spoke with Mick McDonald about the new album, touring and plans to revisit other album in the future.

Dave Wyndorf Interview

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“Milking the Stars” is a re-imagined version of Last Patrol featuring four new songs and live tracks.
Release Dates:
Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, and Benelux: 14-Nov-2014
UK and Europe: 10-Nov-2014
US and Canada: 18-Nov-2014
Norway, Sweden, and Spain: 19-Nov-2014

About The Author

Hailing from Boston and now residing in the Metro Detroit area, Mick has spent several years photographing concerts and interviewing musicians in the music industry. After spending a few years shooting and writing for MOTORCITYBLOG.net, he founded and started the National Rock Review in the fall of 2013. Recruiting staffers from around the world, he has led the National Rock Review team in to a respected and established publication in the online music news/press industry in a short period of time.

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