|Associated acts||Masters of Reality
The Desert Sessions
Nine Inch Nails
A Perfect Circle
Queens of the Stone Age
Goon Moon is an American rock band composed of Jeordie White (also known as Twiggy Ramirez from Marilyn Manson) and Chris Goss. The band released a mini-LP called I Got a Brand New Egg-Layin' Machine and have since recorded a full-length album Licker's Last Leg, which was released on May 8, 2007. The album features cameos from longtime Goss collaborator Josh Homme, Josh Freese, as well as desert rock mainstay Dave Catching. Jeordie has once again adopted the Twiggy Ramirez stage name and has rejoined Marilyn Manson as of January 9, 2008. The Goon Moon Myspace page states that the band is still together and that future releases are on the horizon.
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Jeordie and Chris met soon after White's exit from Marilyn Manson, happening upon each other at 2004’s Coachella Festival. In 2005, they offered up a first sampling of their collaborative efforts by way of an EP titled I Got A Brand New Egg Layin' Machine. The release offered a montage of tracks ranging in style from 1960s psychedelia to light-hearted, folksy ballads. While it would be easy to dismiss Goon Moon as a foot note, given the fact that Chris and Jeordie have sold over fifteen million records in the past decade alone the duo take the fledgling enterprise quite seriously. "This unique collaboration is not just a momentary 'side project' of two bored L.A. hipsters.” Goss explains, “I was raised and weaned on rock and roll albums that took your mind and body away on a lovingly crafted journey and both Jeordie and I wanted to carry on the tradition of art and music groundbreakers like Kraftwerk, Warhol, Bowie and Mahavishnu. It’s not something we take casually, we see it as our RESPONSIBILITY to continue exploring new music.” This love of experimentalism and boundary-blurring is obvious with the recent release of the duo’s Ipecac debut, Licker's Last Leg, inspired both by the "new weird America" folk movement pioneered by such artists as Devendra Banhart and Joanna Newsom as well as music as far ranging as 70’s era disco (see The Bee Gee’s cover of “Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You”) to more recent excursions into gothdom and retro-ism.
Goon Moon's guests and collaborators include Zach Hill (Hella, Team Sleep), Josh Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), Dave Catching (Eagles of Death Metal), Josh Freese (A Perfect Circle, Nine Inch Nails, The Vandals), Whitey Kirst (Iggy Pop), and Pete Perdichizzi (The Flys).
- 2005 - I Got a Brand New Egg Layin' Machine (Suicide Squeeze Records)
- 2007 - Licker's Last Leg (Ipecac Recordings)
- Queens Of The Stone Age Producer Readies Side Project, NME.com, 18 April 2007
- NIN Meet QOTSA: Goon Moon to wane over June, IGN.com, April 17, 2007.