Free Music Weekend! The Dust Engineers - "So American" (The Mutants cover)
MP3: “So American” - http://download.themusebox.net/dust_engineers/so_american.mp3
Guitar player Erik Rosenberg explains The Dust Engineers’ relationship to the song:
“The Dust Engineers' version of "So American" was about eleven years in the making. Ironically, I first heard "So American" while living in Israel. At fifteen years old I popped my first skateboarding video, Black Label's "Label Kills," into the VCR. The soundtrack was packed with great bands like The Clash and Cheap Trick, but the song accompanying Jeff Grosso's skating stood out from the rest. As the closing credits rolled down the screen I stuck my head right up to the TV to get the name and artist of the song. I went to my computer and typed "So American" into Napster. Nothing came up. These were the very early days of the internet and Dodge Dart was not available at my local record store so I could really only listen to the song while watching the video.
The Dust Engineers release their new EP, Bail, on July 17th.