The Coathangers not only do this song justice, they rock it! 🤘🏻I'm sure Debbie Harry is very proud. And it gave me a chance to check out L.A. Witch. 👍🏻 Cant wait for the record! 🖤
Favorite track: One Way Or Another.
Suicide Squeeze Records is proud to offer up One Way or the Highway, their latest installment in an ongoing series of split 7” singles, this time featuring Atlanta’s The Coathangers and Southern California’s L.A. Witch. For their contributions, both bands opted to reinterpret beloved songs by classic punk pioneers of their respective coasts. The Coathangers do their spin on Blondie’s “One Way Or Another,” employing their trademark sweet-and-salty combination of scrappy punk and twee pop to highlight the song’s spikey riffage and gritty soul while retaining its beguiling hooks. L.A. Witch take on The Gun Club’s smoky punk blues with an exhilarating rendition of “Ghost on the Highway.” The trio harness all of the original’s propulsive energy and rockabilly swagger while adding a seductive element to the song’s tales of ominous temptations, draping it all in an extra coating of dusty tolex reverb to bolster its vintage flavor. One Way or the Highway will be available in the Fall of 2021 on vinyl and digital platforms. The initial vinyl pressing is limited to 1,000 copies—100 copies on Pretty Baby (The Coathangers exclusive), 100 copies on Voodoo Purple/Green (L.A. Witch exclusive), and 800 copies on Triple Threat Vinyl.
released September 15, 2021
Written by Debbie Harry and Nigel Harrison
Performed by The Coathangers
Drums and vocals recorded at RCRD in Atlanta, GA.
Guitar and backing vocals recorded at COMA Studios in Long Beach, CA.
Bass recorded by Jakob Bowden in Fall River, MA.
Mastered by Mick Boggis
Artwork by Pippa Toole
Management by Feels Real Artist Management
supported by 36 fans who also own “One Way or the Highway”
While remaining raw at heart, this record sports a rich, warm (oh, that sax!), psychy multilayered sound that - strange as it may seem - perfectly fits the girls' trademark punk-flavored, edgy heavy rock, striking a delicate and awesome sonic balance that adds a whole new depth to the songs. Hats off to these three adventurous valley girls who decided to leave their comfort zone; and in doing so, they have delivered a spectacular piece of work. muschiosauro