The track supposedly centered around Cave’s cover of the T. Rex classic ‘Cosmic Dancer’.
While discussing the merits of music merchandise in a recent instalment of his Red Hand Files, Cave revealed his love for the Brooklynites, noting that he owns “a very beautiful Flatbush Zombies T-shirt, bought around the release of their first album.”
“A few years ago the Zombies and I attempted a collaboration and I sent them my version of the T. Rex classic, ‘Cosmic Dancer’”, he explains. “They said they ‘could not relate to it’ but they radically pitch-shifted my voice, sampled it and used it anyway, as the percussive heartbeat to an extraordinarily wild and fucked-up piece of hip-hop that neither of us released.”
At the time of writing the collaboration remains unreleased, but we live in hope. Check out Cave’s beautiful cover of ‘Cosmic Dancer’ below.
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