Thursday, February 3, 2011

Velvet Monkeys - Rock The Nation

I think this was one of the last Sub Pop Singles club releases I tracked down in a store before they started arriving in the mail.

The Velvet Monkeys go for arena-rock styled bombast, starting the "Rock The Nation" with the drummer wailing on a cowbell and everything. The B-side is a slower, chaotic cover of the Beatles. Another band that lots of people cover, but few can pull it off. It's an interesting cover, in a good way.

These guys are still playing. 30 years now. That's amazing.

A: Rock The Nation
B: Why Don't We Do It In The Road?


  1. Velvet Monkeys is a great, albeit stock, bandname.

  2. I agree. Velvet Underground + Monkees is apparently the origin.

  3. fixed the broken link today...