Rocket Juice & the Moon

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Rocket Juice & the Moon
Studio album by Rocket Juice & the Moon
Released 26 March 2012 (2012-03-26)
Recorded 2008–2011 at Studio 13, London; Chicago; Paris and New York
Genre Funk, Afrofunk, Neo Soul, Alternative Hip Hop
Length 52:32
Label Honest Jon's
Damon Albarn chronology
The Singles Collection 2001–2011
(2011)
Rocket Juice & the Moon
(2012)
Leave-Taking EP
(2012)

Rocket Juice & the Moon is an album by Damon Albarn, Tony Allen and Flea under the name Rocket Juice & the Moon.

Album history[edit]

The project was announced in mid-2008; however due to various other projects by the band members recording was repeatedly delayed. Allen had previously worked with Albarn as a drummer on the album, The Good, the Bad and the Queen. On 27 October 2011, Albarn released a statement announcing the band's name. He said that he had nothing to do with naming the band and that someone in Lagos did the sleeve design for the album and that's the name he gave it. Albarn said he is fine with the name because trying to find a name for another band is always tricky.

The band's debut album contains 18 tracks and was released on 26 March 2012. The album contains guest appearances by Erykah Badu, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, M.anifest and many others.[1]

Live performances[edit]

The band performed together for the first time on 28 October 2011 in Cork, Ireland, as part of the annual Cork Jazz Festival, under the moniker Another Honest Jon's Chop Up!. A full tour is not expected anytime soon due to the Red Hot Chili Peppers tour lasting until 2013.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Paste Magazine (6.3/10)[3]
No. Title Length
1. "1-2-3-4-5-6"   3:04
2. "Hey, Shooter" (featuring. Erykah Badu, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble & Thundercat) 4:10
3. "Lolo" (featuring. Fatoumata Diawara, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble & M.anifest) 5:03
4. "Night Watch"   2:12
5. "Forward Sweep"   1:49
6. "Follow-Fashion" (featuring. Fatoumata Diawara & M.anifest) 3:57
7. "Chop Up" (featuring. M.anifest & M3nsa) 2:37
8. "Poison"   3:24
9. "Extinguished" (featuring. Cheick Tidiane Seck) 2:39
10. "Rotary Connection"   2:02
11. "Check Out"   2:24
12. "There" (featuring. Cheick Tidiane Seck) 4:51
13. "Worries"   1:16
14. "Benko" (featuring. Fatoumata Diawara & Hypnotic Brass Ensemble) 2:34
15. "The Unfadable" (featuring. M.anifest) 2:57
16. "Dam(n)" (featuring. Erykah Badu & M.anifest) 2:26
17. "Fatherless"   3:00
18. "Leave-Taking" (featuring. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble) 2:07
Total length:
52:32

Personnel[edit]

Rocket Juice & the Moon
Production
  • Stephen Sedgwick – recording, engineer
  • Jason Cox – recording
  • John Foyle – assistant recording
  • Boris Persikoff – recording (in Chicago)
  • Abel Garibaldi – recording (in Paris)
  • Jimi Bowman – recording (in New York)
  • Mark Ernestus – mixing
Additional musicians
Other personnel
  • Demola Ogunajo – artwork

References[edit]

External links[edit]