Galactic shared a cover of “The World Is a Little Bit Under the Weather (Doodle Loop)”, by fellow New Orleans natives The Meters, on Thursday. The song comes from The Meters’ 1976 album Trick Bag, and despite its age, couldn’t be any more relevant than now.
In a Twitter post, Galactic noted, “We feel like the lyrics are just as relevant now as they were when The Meter’s wrote this in 1976.”
Drummer Stanton Moore noted in a post of his own, “This has always been one of [Galactic’s] favorite songs. [The Meters] & [Cyril Neville] have always been ahead of the times.”
The video begins with Moore counting the band in, with each member at their own self-quarantine location, before guitarist Jeff Raines and keyboardist Richard Vogel layer the song’s main riff over a fat bass groove from Robert Mercurio. After a few measures, singer Anjelika “Jelly” Joseph drops in some head-turning vocals on the song’s chorus “The world is a little bit under the weather/I’m not feelin’ too good myself,” before launching into the pertinent verse. Midway through the song, trumpeter Eric Gordon and saxophonist Ben Ellman add some horns to the breakdown, setting up yet another verse from Falls.
Watch the entire video below.
Galactic – “The World Is a Little Bit Under the Weather (Doodle Loop)”
Galactic currently has several performances scheduled throughout the summer, including the 4848 Festival and Hoxeyville 2020, but due to the ongoing pandemic, it is unclear whether or not those events will see a cancellation. Visit the band’s website for the latest tour information.