Perry Farrell's Satellite Party emerges this week with its debut Columbia album, "Ultra Payloaded," which was produced by Steve Lillywhite.
Perry Farrell's Satellite Party emerges this week with its debut Columbia album, "Ultra Payloaded," which was produced by Steve Lillywhite. Among the cuts the former Jane's Addiction leader is most enthused about is "Kinky," which features New Order's Peter Hook on bass.
"Everybody insisted that before we call it an album, we try to cut this song," he says. "So, with their insistence, we did that, and guess what, it's our lead track. This one is just a rager. It's got all those elements I've been working on -- fusing rock with strong electronic programming, great virtuosity from the instruments, and lots of vocals -- it has it all."
Other artists featured on the album include Fergie, who sings on "Dogstar" and the title cut, Red Hot Chili Peppers principals Flea and John Frusciante and composer Harry Gregson-Williams, who led a 30-piece orchestra on five songs.
"There's a story attached to the music," he continues. "This group of people, who call themselves the Solutionists, try to create a myth. It's the idea of, by putting together their own parties and their own media hub on the Internet, they begin to redesign and come up with solutions for the world."