“That’s Us/Wild Combination” (Arthur Russell Cover)

    San Diego’s Raw Moans are readying their new release 5AF3 53X, a concept EP that will feature covers of songs by artists who were affected by AIDS. The first track from the project to be unveiled is a re-working of the late avant-disco composer Arthur Russell’s classic hymn to family car trips, “That’s Us/Wild Combination.”Raw Moans dispenses with the loping rhythm and layered arrangements of the original, gutting everything but portions of Russell’s melody and lyrics to transform what is arguably Arthur’s most joyous song into a gloomy synth dirge. [Altered Zones]


    That’s Us/Wild Combination by Raw Moans