John Velghe and His Prodigal Sons - Live EP Release
Music that matters.
John Velghe and The Prodigal Sons release a live EP on Tuesday, February 15, 2011 dubbed John Velghe and His Prodigal Sons - Live at The Midwestern Musical Company. The EP features two originals and covers of songs by Uncle Tupelo and The Stooges.
The four songs are culled from the band's debut performance on November 5th, 2010 for the Apocalypse Meow Benefit show.
Owe My Soul - an original
Big Tent Revival - an original
New Madrid - a cover of an Uncle Tupelo song
I Wanna Be Your Dog - a cover of a Stooges Song
Velghe shares these "liner notes" about his cover of "I Wanna Be Your Dog"
I’ve been performing “I Wanna Be Your Dog” live for about ten years. After Alex Chilton died, I was listening to "Thirteen" and realized that he and Iggy were really in the same place when they wrote these two songs. Both songs are these young kids' songs about love and sex. So I wanted to record it as a duet. Abi [Henderson] and I have always talked about doing an Iggy/Stooges cover together and I sort of had my Jim Dickinson moment. I got her over here to record her vocal and it couldn't have been any better. I put the colliding guitar in there at the end as my homage to Ron Asheton. He deserves it.
This EP will be available only through Velghe's BandCamp page and via a dropcard for the band's SXSW promotion. Performers on the recording include John Velghe - lead vocals and guitar, Mike Alexander - lead guitar, Dan Dumit - drums, and Chris Wagner - backing vocals and bass.