My long time favorite, Roger Clyne, and teaming up with a musician I’ve been digging in recent years, Miles Nielsen. Dig it.
The official word:
PHOENIX, AZ. – Miles Nielsen and Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers have teamed up for a cover of “Blue Collar Suicide,” the first track from The Refreshment’s major label debut Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy (Mercury Records 1996).
Roger tells Diffuser.fm, “This version is original, haunting and uniquely Miles. To my ears, his version reframes the whole emotional context of the song. I’m crazy about the new hue!”
The Refreshments disbanded in 1998 and reformed as Roger Clyne & The Peacemakers (RCPM) with several of the original members. Currently recording their 8th studio album, RCPM will commemorate the 20th anniversary of Fizzy Fuzzy Big & Buzzy with covers from the album by variety of friends and fans. Blue Collars Suicide is the first cover to be released.
Miles Nielsen and The Rusted Hearts just released their third full-length album, Heavy Metal on April 29th. “Nielsen has found a style of music that suits him even better than ‘70s power pop. It’s warm, lived-in, and just a little bit rootsy.” (- Consequence of Sound ) He is currently touring the U.S in support the album which is in heavy rotation on Sirius XM’s The Loft.