Following the release of his recent Record Store Day exclusive single “Gimme Some Skin”/”Open Up & Bleed,” The Stooges’ James Williamson is set to release his second single on July 29th from his forthcoming solo album Re-Licked.
On it, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame guitarist has enlisted The Bellrays‘ vocalist Lisa Kekaula for the songs “I Gotta Right” (originally penned by Iggy Pop circa 1970) and “Heavy Liquid” (written by Pop & Williamson circa ’73). Backed by the driving force of Steve Mackay, Mike Watt and drummer Toby Dammit (all from the live touring version of The Stooges), along with backing vocals from Petra Haden, Williamson’s snarling, incendiary guitar riffs spar perfectly with Kekaula’s own soul-shaking, hair-raising vocal deliveries on these two early Stooges rarities.
Williamson’s Re-Licked (to be released in the fall of 2014) will also feature other lesser-known Stooges tracks properly recorded and mixed for the first time. Songs such as “Rubber Legs,” “She Creatures of the Hollywood Hills,” “Scene of the Crime,” “Wild Love” and others will be fronted by a wealth of talented vocalists such as Jello Biafra, Mark Lanegan, Alison Mosshart, The Orwell’s Mario Cuomo, Ariel Pink, Carolyn Wonderland and others.
James Williamson’s new single “I Gotta Right”/”Heavy Liquid” with Lisa Kekaula will be available on limited 7″ vinyl & digital formats worldwide on July 29th via Leopard Lady Records.