Usually, “side projects” offer an outlet for renowned rockers to explore sounds and approaches that they are not normally affiliated with. Case in point, GOON MOON. Led by Jeordie White, better known as Twiggy Ramirez to Marilyn Manson fans and current bassist for Nine Inch Nails, and Chris Goss, record producer and singer for Masters Of Reality. These two started jamming together and penning songs for fun. At one of these sessions White brought along Zach Hill of Hella to join in. With no expectations or pressure from a record label, the trio recorded a vast amount of songs by early 2005. From this pool of songs, they assembled a ten-track EP, ‘I Got A Brand New Egg Layin’ Machine’ (whose title comes from an episode of the TV show Green Acres), released on Sucide Squeeze in June of 2005.
"Lickers Last Leg" will be the title of Goon Moon's upcoming full length album on Ipecac Recordings. Twelve songs and 5 years in the making, it can only be described as a collage of hippie/goth/retro sounds, covering a period from the 70's through the early 00's. Including a cover of the early Bee Gees’ song, ‘Every Christian Lion Hearted Man Will Show You’. Helping them out on this record are Josh Homme (QOTSA), Josh Freese (The Vandal/A Perfect Circle/NIN), Dave Catching (EODM/Mondo Generator), Whitey Kirst (Iggy Pop), and Peter Perdichizzi (The Flys).
With White currently on a European tour with Nine Inch Nails, and Goss producing the latest Queens Of The Stone Age record, a tour seems out of the question, but they are confident they will be able to play at least a few shows in support of the new album.