!!! (Chk Chk Chk) return to the scene with the re-makes of Tracy Chapman’s “Fast Car” and R.E.M’s “Man on the Moon.” After last years release of the EP Certified Heavy Kats, Chk Chk Chk remodeled “Fast Car” and “Man on the Moon” to be funky, synth-party music that doesn’t have any acoustic guitars.
This song follows Nic Offer through different sites in New York City while he sings about how they put a man on the moon. As for why he keeps bringing up a person named Andy it’s because the original song was an ode to Andy Kaufman. The video is just showing how he’s having a good time while singing this revamped song because the intention for it now is to be used at house parties.
Nic Offer, frontman of !!! (Chk Chk Chk) shares his thoughts on their recent project: “R.E.M. was known as the killer house party band in Athens, years before they became MTV darlings. We re-imagined “Man on the Moon” as something they would play at those house parties, in the thick of the James Brown/Ohio Players sample era. The goal was to make “Fast Car” sound even faster. Something u would play in a FAST FUCKING CAR. The verses are the bitter small town feel of it all and the chorus is the fast car on the open highway — into a night of possibilities…”
Photo credit: Raymond Flotat