Daily Dose Pick: The Hot Rats


Taking a cue from David Bowie’s classic covers album Pin Ups

, Supergrass’ Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey team up with uber-producer Nigel Godrich to put their own spin on music history as the Hot Rats.

Lifting their band name from a Frank Zappa album

, the Britpop heroes dove into their influences head-on, covering tracks from the Velvet Underground, Gang of Four, the Kinks, Elvis Costello, Sex Pistols, and Bowie himself on the Hot Rats’ debut, Turn Ons. In addition to the album, the band also recorded a standalone single and video offering its take on the Beatles’ “Drive My Car.”

Visit the Hot Rats on MySpace, sign up for their mailing list, become a fan on Facebook, follow the group on Twitter, and buy the album