Rocket Juice & the Moon

Rocket Juice & the Moon
Studio album by Rocket Juice & the Moon
Released 26 March 2012 (2012-03-26)
Recorded 2008–2011
Length 52:32
Label Honest Jon's
Damon Albarn chronology
The Singles Collection 2001–2011
Rocket Juice & the Moon
Leave-Taking EP

Rocket Juice & the Moon is the eponymously titled album by the supergroup of the same name, formed in 2008. The group consists Damon Albarn of Blur and Gorillaz, Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers and Tony Allen, longtime drummer and musical producer for Fela Kuti.

Album history

The project was announced in mid-2008; however due to various other projects by the band members recording was repeatedly delayed. Allen had previously worked with Albarn as a drummer on the album, The Good, the Bad and the Queen. On 27 October 2011, Albarn released a statement announcing the band's name. He said that he had nothing to do with naming the band and that someone in Lagos did the sleeve design for the album and that's the name he gave it. Albarn said he is fine with the name because trying to find a name for another band is always tricky.

The band's debut album contains 18 tracks and was released on 26 March 2012. The album contains guest appearances by Erykah Badu, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, M.anifest and many others.[1]

Live performances

The band performed together for the first time on 28 October 2011 in Cork, Ireland, as part of the annual Cork Jazz Festival, under the moniker Another Honest Jon's Chop Up!. A full tour is not expected anytime soon due to the Red Hot Chili Peppers tour lasting until 2013.[2]

Track listing

Professional ratings
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Allmusic link
The A.V. ClubB+[4]
The Guardian[5]
Paste Magazine(6.3/10)[6]
Pitchfork Media(6.1/10)[7]
No. Title Length
1. "1-2-3-4-5-6"   3:04
2. "Hey, Shooter" (featuring. Erykah Badu, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble & Thundercat) 4:10
3. "Lolo" (featuring. Fatoumata Diawara, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble & M.anifest) 5:03
4. "Night Watch"   2:12
5. "Forward Sweep"   1:49
6. "Follow-Fashion" (featuring. Fatoumata Diawara & M.anifest) 3:57
7. "Chop Up" (featuring. M.anifest & M3nsa) 2:37
8. "Poison"   3:24
9. "Extinguished" (featuring. Cheick Tidiane Seck) 2:39
10. "Rotary Connection"   2:02
11. "Check Out"   2:24
12. "There" (featuring. Cheick Tidiane Seck) 4:51
13. "Worries"   1:16
14. "Benko" (featuring. Fatoumata Diawara & Hypnotic Brass Ensemble) 2:34
15. "The Unfadable" (featuring. M.anifest) 2:57
16. "Dam(n)" (featuring. Erykah Badu & M.anifest) 2:26
17. "Fatherless"   3:00
18. "Leave-Taking" (featuring. Hypnotic Brass Ensemble) 2:07
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