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Thurston Moore covers Galaxie 500's "Another Day"

13 August 2020, 15:48 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Thurston Moore has covered Galaxie 500's "Another Day" ahead of their Record Store Day's Copenhagen live album reissue.

Galaxie 500's "Another Day" originally featured on their 1989 LP On Fire. Thurston Moore's rendition is a stripped back version on acoustic guitar.

As Stereogum reports, the musician recalls seeing Galaxie 500 for the first time in a statement, "I first heard of Galaxie 500 when I was walking around downtown NYC 1988 with Susanne Sasic, who was working with Sonic Youth, first as a t-shirt seller at the gigs, then as lighting designer, and we saw a little flyer wheatpasted on a wall with Galaxie 500's name on it where they were playing a gig at some long lost little space. Susanne, who was also working at the legendary Pier Platters record store in Hoboken NJ, mentioned that the band had a single ("Tugboat"/"King Of Spain") which was super cool."

He continues, "She was absolutely right about the single though I don’t recall going to the gig. But eventually I saw them and was struck by their mellifluous minimalism and swooning 'verb-drenched slather tone. Of course, they were already classic and, of course, they would, and will, always remain one of the best, most remarkable bands from a time when being noisy, aggressive, amped up and skuzzy was the prescription of the day - Galaxie 500, in some otherworldly way, brought us back to Earth so we could recalibrate and soar anew."

Moore's cover of Galaxie 500's track arrives after previous Galaxie 500 covers by other artists. The first cover, released on 3 August, was Kiwi Jr.'s version of "Tugboat". The series will come to a close on 31 August.

He's also preparing to release his own album BY THE FIRE next month. So far he's shared "Cantaloupe" and "Hashish".

Thurston Moore's cover of Galaxie 500's "Another Day" is on YouTube now. His BY THE FIRE album will be released 25 September, and is available to pre-order now.
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