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Thurston Moore Covers Galaxie 500
Christian Eede , August 17th, 2020 16:08

His version of 'Another Day' is part of a video series of 20 Galaxie 500 covers that also features Circuit Des Yeux

Thurston Moore has shared a cover of Galaxie 500's 1989 track 'Another Day'.

It's been recorded as part of a video series of 20 Galaxie 500 covers, which has been organised by Guided By Voices and Yoko Ono manager David Newgarden. Haley Fohr, AKA Circuit Des Yeux, also shared her own version of the band's single 'Pictures' as part of the series last week. You can watch a video for Thurston Moore's cover above.

"I first heard of Galaxie 500 when I was walking around downtown NYC 1988 with Susanne Sasic," Moore said of his connection with the group's music. "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. 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."