In one of the most unexpected moves in rock since, well, since Dave Grohl hooked-up with Puff Daddy last week, Bush have announced that they're releasing a remix album featuring tracks re-touched by mix masters Goldie, Tricky and New York's Madgroove.
The album, entitled Deconstructed, is tentatively due in stores on Nov. 18 and will feature 11 tracks remixed by the band and various collaborators, including the lead-off single, "Mouth." That song, to be remixed by both Madgroove and the band, will appear on Deconstructed as well as the soundtrack to An American Werewolf in Paris, a sequel of sorts to the classic 1981 camp/horror flick An American Werewolf in London.
The band is shooting a video this weekend for "Mouth," with director John Hillcoat, who directed the clip for the Razorblade Suitcase track "Personal Holloway," which will also be remixed on the album. Other Suitcase tracks scheduled to go under the knife are "Bonedriven" and "Swallowed," (by Goldie), originally remixed by the king of jungle six months ago for a b-side to a U.K. single.
Michael Pagnotta, the band's U.S. spokesperson, said, although the line-up isn't complete yet, the album may contain multiple remixes of certain songs. Other songs scheduled for inclusion are several from the band's first album, Sixteen Stone, such as "Everything Zen" and "Comedown" and a Tricky-remixed cover of the New Order song "In a Lonely Place," from the Crow 2 soundtrack.
An American Werewolf in Paris (set for early December), directed by Anthony Waller (Mute Witness), stars Tom Everett Scott (That Thing You Do) and Julie Delpy (Before Sunrise), who is scheduled to make a cameo in the video for the remixed "Mouth."
Bush are about to begin an Australian/Far East tour that will keep them on the road through the fall. -- Gil Kaufman [Thurs., Sept. 18, 1997, 1:30 p.m. PST]