When The Dandy Warhols entered the studio in late 2001 to begin working on the follow-up to the rather successful Thirteen Tales From Urban Bohemia, who knew the resulting album, Welcome To The Monkeyhouse, actually was first birthed as something rather different? Most of the songs were the same, yes, but the sequence was different, the mixes entirely altered.
When then Warhol home Capitol was given the finished product, titled The Dandy Warhols Are Sound, they were less than impressed. The mixes were given back to the band with instructions to remix it to make it more commercial. So the label went ahead and remixed it to make the Monkeyhouse we've all lived in for the past six years. But now that the Warhols are on their own, the world (outside of dire Warhols fans like myself who have had been circulating this for years) will finally get a chance to hear The Dandy Warhols Are Sound, the way we were supposed to hear it with alternate mixes and titles in some cases, when they drop it on July 14th.
I haven't listened to it in years, but I always remembered that version of "I Am Over It" being so much better. The drums not coming in until halfway through the song, this beautiful swells of acoustic guitars around it. It also features the closing noise of "Pete International Airport," previously unreleased until this Bastille Day.
The Dandy Warhols Are Sound, I think:
03 We Used To Be Friends
04 The Last High
05 Wonderful You
06 Love Me Lovely
07 I Am Over It
09 Plan A
10 Hit Rock Bottom
11 I Am Sound
13 Pete International Spaceport
Download: "Wonderful You" [mp3]