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The Amazing Baby Single "Supreme Being" Now Available Without the Words "Faggot," "Stoned," or "Stonerman"

The Amazing Baby Single "Supreme Being" Now Available Without the Words "Faggot," "Stoned," or "Stonerman"

Mountain Dew's MP3-as-single imprint Green Label Sound has an exclusive download of the Amazing Baby single "Supreme Being." The psych-pop track was a shimmering stand-out from the Brooklyn band's 2008 four-song EP Infinite Fucking Cross, so it was surprising when the moony floater didn't make their 2009 full-length Rewild. Mountain Dew offers this vague explanation: "It wasn't quite fully realized enough the first time around, so Green Label Sound got the band back in the studio to re-record the song." Hmmm.

The soda sponsor also brought in producer Dave Sardy--whose uber-pro credits include Marilyn Manson, LCD Soundsystem, Oasis, and the Zombieland score--and the revamped tune is 28 seconds longer, layered with My Bloody Valentine whale calls, and boosted with breathy-lady back-up vocals. It's also conveniently bowdlerized. The original couplet, "You're sitting in the shower/Listening to your faggot friend" now goes, for reasons that're probably self-explanatory, "You're sitting in the shower/Listening to your fffff-[the sound of a laser evaporating] friend." Moments later, the lines "Feeling like a lonely man/Stoned out like a stonerman" have also been Ed-Sullivanized--the second verse is now a repetition of the first. Can't say we're surprised at any changes made under the PepsiCo umbrella, but does this mean the accompanying already-in-production video won't feature any booby witches? Now that would be some real censorship.

Amazing Baby, "Supreme Being" [Green Label Sound]


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