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There are a lot of Stooges covers out there. Most bands tend to focus on "I Wanna Be Your Dog," "Search and Destroy," "TV Eye," etc. This may be the first cover of "Ann" that I've ever heard. "Ann" is from The Stooges' 1969 self titled debut, and it kind of has that filler feel to it. It's a slow, plodding song that shows off Iggy Pop's Jim Morrison influence and then ends in a psychedelic freak out. In other words, it's perfect for Tropical Fuck Storm to cover. TSM deliver a surprisingly straightforward cover. It may be a little prettier and start off almost pop, but the psychedelic freak out has been replaced by this noise rock tantrum that feels destructive. This one is a ton of fun.
You can watch the video for Tropical Fuck Storm's cover of "Ann" below. Moonburn, the new maxi-single cassette, will be out August 26 on Joyful Noise Recordings. Moonburn can be pre-ordered here. For more on Tropical Fuck Storm, check out the band's Facebook and Twitter. Upcoming tour dates are below the video.