Umphrey’s McGee Shares ‘Electric Avenue To Hell’ Mashup Featuring Jennifer Hartswick


Umphrey’s McGee will issue a new studio LP of originally conceived mashups entitled ZONKEY on November 11. Today Relix has premiered one of the album’s 12 tracks, “Electric Avenue To Hell” featuring special guest Jennifer Hartswick.

“Electric Avenue To Hell” mixes portions of the band’s own “The Triple Wide” with Eddy Grant’s one hit wonder “Electric Avenue” and AC/DC’s smash “Highway To Hell.” Umphrey’s debuted the mashup as part of their Halloween show in Milwaukee on October 31, 2013. “Electric Avenue To Hell” remained on the shelf until last month’s North Coast Music Festival in Chicago, when UM was joined by Hartswick for the second-ever rendition of the mashup.

Listen to Umphrey’s McGee’s “Electric Avenue To Hell”:

Additional LP tracks include “National Loser Anthem” mashing together Radiohead’s “National Anthem,” Beck’s “Loser” and Phil Collins’ “In The Air Tonight” as well as “Life During Exodus” which compiles Talking Heads’ “Life During Wartime,” Bob Marley’s “Exodus,” Frank Zappa’s “City Of Tiny Lites” and Chicago’s “25 or 6 to 4.” Another album cut “Can’t Rock My Dream Face,” pulls from Michael Jackson’s “Rock With You,” The Weeknd’s “Can’t Feel My Face” and Fleetwood Mac’s “Dreams” and along with “Life During Exodus” and “National Loser Anthem” can be streamed here:

[National Loser Anthem]

[Life During Exodus]

[Can’t Rock My Dream Face]

Mashups entered the UM repertoire when they debuted a number of cover and original combinations at the band’s Halloween concert in 2008. The final song played that night at The Warfield in San Francisco was “Sad Clint Eastwood,” a mashup of Metallica’s “Sad But True” and Gorillaz’s “Clint Eastwood” which was recorded for ZONKEY. The first Umphrey’s McGee studio track to ever feature bassist Ryan Stasik not only on lead vocals but any vocals at all, “Sad Clint Eastwood” can be streamed below:

ZONKEY is available for pre-order via UM’s online store.

ZONKEY Tracklist

  1. National Loser Anthem – [“National Anthem” (Radiohead) + “Loser” (Beck) + “In The Air Tonight” (Phil Collins)]
  2. Life During Exodus – [“Life During Wartime” (Talking Heads) + “Exodus” (Bob Marley) + “City of Tiny Lites” (Frank Zappa) + “25 or 6 to 4” (Chicago)]
  3. Can’t Rock My Dream Face – [“Rock With You” (Michael Jackson) + “Can’t Feel My Face” (The Weeknd) + “Dreams” (Fleetwood Mac)]
  4. Sad Clint Eastwood – [“Sad But True” (Metallica) + “Clint Eastwood” (Gorillaz)]
  5. Electric Avenue To Hell – [“Highway To Hell” (AC/DC) + “Electric Avenue” (Eddy Grant) + “The Triple Wide” (Umphrey’s McGee)]
  6. Ace Of Long Nights – [“Ace of Spades” (Motörhead) + “It’s Gonna Be a Long Night” (Ween)]
  7. Sweet Sunglasses – [“Sweet Dreams” (Eurythmics) + “Sunglasses at Night” (Corey Hart) + “Electric Feel” (MGMT)]
  8. Strangletage – [“Stranglehold” (Ted Nugent) + “Sabotage” (Beastie Boys)]
  9. Come As Your Kids – [“Kids” (MGMT) + “Come As You Are” (Nirvana) + “You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)” (Dead or Alive)]
  10. Frankie Zombie – [“Thunder Kiss ’65” (White Zombie) + “Relax” (Frankie Goes to Hollywood) + “Have a Cigar” (Pink Floyd)]
  11. Bulls On The Bus – [“Bulls On Parade” (Rage Against the Machine) + “Mark On the Bus” (Beastie Boys)]
  12. Bittersweet Haj – [“Hajimemashite” (Umphrey’s McGee) + “Bitter Sweet Symphony” (The Verve)]

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