You might know Katy Goodman as the former bassist of Vivian Girls or as one half of the husband-and-wife indie rock duo La Sera, who coincidentally just announced a big North American tour. But you might not know that Goodman is also a huge fan of ‘70s and ‘80s punk and new wave (in a recent interview with CoS, she professed her undying love for The Smiths).
Goodman has teamed up with fellow punk aficionado Greta Morgan of Springtime Carnivore to release a full album of punk and new wave covers, appropriately titled Take It, It’s Yours after lyrics heard in the great Replacements song “Bastards of Young”. The cool thing is, they’re not just sticking to covers that seem easy to pull off. The album kicks off with “Over The Edge” by Portland punk legends the Wipers and then covers territory ranging from DC hardcore (Bad Brains’ “Pay to Cum”) to Detroit proto-punk (The Stooges’ “I Wanna Be Your Dog”).
But nothing on this album is likely to beat Goodman and Morgan’s cover of the Misfits’ “Where Eagles Dare”. Originally a bass-heavy burner punctuated by Danzig’s guttural howl, the song has become something else entirely under their direction. As Morgan explains, “This is the song that inspired Take It, It’s Yours in the first place. We were goofing around singing it in my backyard and there was something powerful and interesting about hearing our voices harmonize such a traditionally aggressive song.”
She continues: “The Misfits are one of the punk bands I think of as being most influenced by girl groups of the ‘50s and ‘60s (the other being The Ramones), so somehow our voices really suited these melodies and the simple chord progression.”
The next time you dig in to an omelet of disease, be sure to bump this jam.
Take It, It’s Yours drops August 26th on Polyvinyl Records. Pre-order it here, and check out the album art and tracklist below.
Take It, It’s Yours Album Artwork:
Take It, It’s Yours Tracklist:
01. Over The Edge (Wipers)
02. Pay to Cum (Bad Brains)
03. Bastards of Young (The Replacements)
04. Sex Beat (The Gun Club)
05. Ever Fallen in Love (Buzzcocks)
06. Where Eagles Dare (The Misfits)
07. I Wanna Be Your Dog (The Stooges)
08. In the City (The Jam)
09. Dreaming (Blondie)
10. Rebel Yell (Billy Idol)