Rockets (4:47)

Cover of Destroyed

From Destroyed and 5 other releases

2011 version: Vocals by Inyang Bassey
2008 version: Mixed by Moby

«I’m not allowed to pick favourite songs because it sounds self serving and also I run the risk of offending the songs that I don’t pick, but at present ‘Rockets’ is my favourite song on the record because it just got a winsome, resigned, melodic, emotional quality to it that I really love.

I also like the way it appears in the record because it’s sort of like the record is building, building and all of a sudden pulls back with this very broken, messed up piece of quiet, pretty, electronic music.

My friend Inyang sang on that and she sings in about 4 or 5 songs on the record and she is particularly interesting because she is this very tall statuesque African-American woman and she has a perfect, almost like Mahalia Jackson style gospel voice but she grew up listening to Punk Rock. And when I met her she was working at Carnegie Hall in the world of contemporary classical music. So before she and I started working together, she didn’t really know Gospel and Soul that well. So the irony there is like nerdy, middle-aged, white guy introduces tall, beautiful statuesque African-American woman to Gospel and Soul. Because she grew up listening to the Dead Kennedys.


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