New Pony

Album: Horehound (2009)
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Songfacts®:

  • This is a dark, bluesy cover of a Bob Dylan song about a horse called Lucifer, which was originally included on the legendary singer-songwriter's 1978 album, Street-Legal. Vocalist Alison Mosshart explained to Billboard magazine: "For that song, we were just seeing how we could attack it and what we could get from it. We were kind of assuming we wouldn't even put those songs out. But they turned out really fiery and electric, so we kept them. I don't think we ever would have said that we'll put a Dylan song on this album. We'd never premeditate that, but it just came out so powerful."

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