Cabbage ‘N Mash, a project featuring Melvins‘ Dale Crover and director Bob Hannam, have unveiled a cover of the Small Faces tune “Song of a Baker,” premiering right here at Heavy Consequence. Joining the pair on the recording are Blondie drummer Clem Burke, Sex Pistols bassist Glen Matlock and Melvins producer/engineer Toshi Kasai (on keyboards).
Crover, who primarily plays drums with Melvins, handles guitar on the track, while Hannam (who directed the documentary The Colossus of Destiny – A Melvins Tale) takes on lead vocals. The collaboration came about out of the pair’s mutual love for Small Faces.
Crover states, “Bob and I, being big Small Faces fans, thought it would be fun to pay tribute to the band. Somehow we managed to get Clem Burke from Blondie and Glen Matlock from the Sex Pistols to join us, as well as Toshi Kasai. I’ve always loved this track and really happy we got to record with these guys”
Hannam adds, “After countless conversations over the years about wanting to record a couple of our favorite songs by the Small Faces, last year we finally called up the dream rhythm section of our good friends Clem and Glen and headed to Toshi’s studio in Los Angeles to lay them down. What a huge personal honor to salute one of the greatest and most underrated band of the ’60s with such talented musicians.”
“Song of a Baker,” alongside a cover the Small Faces deep cut “Donkey Rides, A Penny A Glass,” will be available on August 21st on limited-edition 10-inch vinyl from Amphetamine Reptile Records at this location, and digitally via Cabbage ‘N Mash’s Bandcamp page.
Watch the “Song of a Baker” music video, created by Alicia Kasai, below.