Iggy Pop And Zig Zags Redo Betty Davis
Hard to believe ten years have passed since Matt Sullivan and Josh Wright founded Light In The Attic, the label responsible for some of the sharpest looking and sounding reissues and new albums of recent years. To celebrate their tenth anniversary, Light In The Attic is releasing a series of very special colored vinyl 7”s and digital downloads. The series features contemporary artists covering a track reissued by Light In The Attic on the A-side, plus the original version on the B-side.
To launch the series, they asked Los Angeles-based scuzzy punks Zig Zags, whose debut 7″ came out on Mexican Summer earlier this year, to team up with legendary punk rock icon Iggy Pop (yes, THAT Iggy Pop!). With this, we give you Iggy Pop and Zig Zags’ take on Betty Davis‘ “If I’m In Luck I Might Get Picked Up” from her self-titled debut album. This Ms. Davis was an early funk pioneer and was married to the late great jazz trumpeter Miles Davis.
Digging deep into the grooves of the original, Zig Zags discovered a secret heavy Sabbath vibe lurking just below the funk surface. Mixing that with their usual sludge-punk leanings, the god-like Iggy Pop was brought in to sing. A natural choice.
The A side was recorded by Dan Horne (Beachwood Sparks), mixed by Thom Monahan (Vetiver, Pernice Bros, Devendra Banhart), and mastered by Dave Cooley (Elysian Masters). The B side features the original 1973 Betty Davis recording as remastered by Dave Cooley in 2007. Listen to the track here.