Umphreys McGee Records ZONKEY An Album of Mash Ups


Umphrey’s McGee, the prog-jam-rockers from Chicago are at it again and this time, they have recorded something they’re very good at live…the mash up.  Known for their progressive rock and, at times, heavy rock jamming, Umphrey’s McGee have made a career out of their unique mash-ups of, at time, very unfamiliar pieces of the musical lexicon.  With Zonkey they’re giving it to us all in one place…and it’s as awesome as you would expect it to be.

I got my hands on a copy of ZONKEY, a truly unique collection of 12 innovative mash-ups; conceived, arranged and performed in their entirety without the use of any samples by genre-defying progressive sextet Umphrey’s McGee.  The album was a November 11 release via Nothing Too Fancy Music.

You really have to hear it yourself…and I encourage you to go order this one.  It’ll be in heavy rotation in your catalogue for a long time.


Umphrey’s McGee
Nothing Too Fancy Music
11 November 2016

Track Listing

“National Loser Anthem”
“National Anthem” (Radiohead) + “Loser” (Beck) + “In The Air Tonight “(Phil Collins)

“Life During Exodus”
“Life During Wartime” (Talking Heads) + “Exodus” (Bob Marley) + “City of Tiny Lites” (Frank Zappa) +  ?”?25 or 6 to 4?” (Chicago?)??

“Can’t Rock My Dream Face”
“Rock ?w?ith You” (Michael Jackson) + “Can’t Feel My Face” (The Weeknd) + “Dreams” (Fleetwood Mac)

“Sad Clint Eastwood”
“Sad But True” (Metallica) + “Clint Eastwood” (Gorillaz)

“Electric Avenue To Hell”
“Highway To Hell” (AC/DC) + “Electric Avenue” (Eddy Grant) +
The Triple Wide (Umphrey’s? McGee?)

“Ace Of Long Nights”
“Ace of Spades” (Motorhead) + “It’s Gonna Be a Long Night” (Ween)

“Sweet Sunglasses”
“Sweet Dreams” (Eurythmics) + “Sunglasses at Night” (Corey Hart) +
“Electric Feel” (MGMT)

“Stranglehold” (Ted Nugent) + “Sabotage” (Beastie Boys)

“Come As Your Kids”
“Kids” (MGMT) + “Come As You Are” (Nirvana) +
“You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” (Dead or Alive)

“Frankie Zombie”
“Thunder Kiss ’65” (White Zombie) + “Relax” (Frankie Goes to Hollywood) +
“Have a Cigar”? ?(Pink Floyd)

“Bulls On The Bus”
“Bulls On Parade” (Rage Against the Machine) + “Mark On the Bus” (The Beastie Boys)

“Bittersweet Haj”
“Hajimemashite” (Umphrey’s? McGee?) + “Bitter Sweet Symphony” (The Verve)

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