Ace Frehley Covering Jimi Hendrix, Cream, Beatles, Rolling Stones and More on New LP ‘Origins Vol. 2’ — Hear His Take on Deep Purple’s ‘Space Truckin’

Rock Cellar Magazine

Ace Frehley is a student of rock and roll, a lifelong devotee of the genre — and on Sept. 18, “The Spaceman” will release another album of covers, Origins Vol. 2, re-imagining songs from up and down rock music history as only he can. It’s the follow-up to Origins Vol. 1, which came out in 2016.

(Click here to pre-order Origins Vol. 2 from our Rock Cellar Store).

Announced on Tuesday, Origins Vol. 2 finds Frehley tackling songs made famous by the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Cream, the Kinks, the Beatles, the Rolling Stones, the Animals, Mountain, Led Zeppelin and more.

His rendition of “Space Truckin,” originally from Deep Purple, was premiered with the news as the album’s lead single:

Per a news release, “Space Truckin'” was recorded by Frehley at the Creation Lab in Turlock, Calif. — with Frehley tracking guitar, bass, and vocals and longtime studio drummer Matt Star and keyboard player Rob Sabino (Peter Frampton,  Simon & Garfunkel) added to the mix as well.

It was also recorded “years ago,” per Ace Frehley in a statement:

,“‘Space Truckin’ was recorded years ago, and then I just re-recorded some parts and changed it a little. We never ended up putting it on a record, so it was just sitting around. It turned out very well. Rob Sabino is a very accomplished studio musician, and we actually grew up in the Bronx together, so we go way back.”

Here’s the track listing for Origins Vol. 2:

1. Good Times Bad Times (Led Zeppelin)
2. Never In My Life (Mountain)
3. Space Truckin’ (Deep Purple)
4. I’m Down (The Beatles)
5. Jumpin’ Jack Flash (The Rolling Stones)
6. Politician (Cream)
7. Lola (The Kinks)
8. 30 Days In The Hole (Humble Pie)
9. Manic Depression (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)
10. Kicks (Paul Revere & the Raiders)
11. We Gotta Get Out Of This Place (The Animals)
12. She (KISS) [Bonus Track]

For more on Ace Frehley and what he’s been up to recently, click here to read our 2018 feature interview.

Aces High: A Q&A with Ace Frehley About ‘Spaceman’ and the KISS Farewell Tour

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