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Album: Rocket Juice And The MoonReleased: 2012
Rocket Juice And The Moon is a collaboration between guitarist Damon Albarn (Blur; Gorillaz), bassist Flea (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Atoms for Peace), and drummer Tony Allen (Fela Kuti). This melancholy love song is the only track on Rocket Juice And The Moon that Damon Albarn sings lead. "But I didn't even want to sing that," the Blur frontman claimed to Mojo magazine. "I deliberately stepped back, let Tony and Flea shape the record."
Flea told Metro why he hooked up with Albarn and Allen for the project. "Supergroup sounds pretty silly," he said. "Damon and Tony are two musicians I admired plenty before I worked with them. Damon's an amazing musician, and his storytelling ability on a song like 'Poison' seems to be in his blood. And Tony, man, he's just a treasure. He'll lay down this funky wicked groove and I just want to get into the middle of it. It's like being freezing, then immersing yourself into a hot bath."
The Rocket Juice album was made with no preconceived plan," continued Flea. "The playing never felt like a means to an end. We totally improvised over a few meetings, left it wild so it feels cosmic and loose. I love to just jam; my life mission is to play music in the moment."