WARPAINT Cover GANG OF FOUR – A Double Tribute Album Comes In May

20 March 2021

A Gang Of Four – Andy Gill tribute album called The Problem Of Leisure
comes out on 28 May to honor the great, influential post-punk band from
Leeds, England
and their legendary guitarist Andy Gill who passed away
in early 2020, only 64. Order info here.

All-female indie rock band Warpaint responded to the invitation for this LP
with a smooth and trippy version of Paralysed, the opening track of GOF‘s
1981 LP Solid Gold.

Gill‘s widow Catherine Mayer “Andy loved the way Warpaint created not only
songs but atmospheres, without sacrificing drive and danceability. The marriage
of their unique sound with ‘Paralysed,’ on the face of it one of the least likely dance
tracks ever, is spectacular.”

Listen here…

The original

GANG OF FOUR: Facebook

out 28 May 2021

His widow Catherine Mayer about the (double) tribute LP…

PEACHES Covers T.REX – Put On Your Glam Disco Shoes For ‘SOLID GOLD, EASY ACTION’

10 August 2020

Gloriously controversial fatherfucker PEACHES is also part of the Marc Bolan tribute LP called ‘AngelHeaded Hipster: The Songs of Marc Bolan’. Other artists such as Joan Jett, Kesha, Devendra Banhart, Nick Cave, and Father John Misty feature on the longplayer. The tribute was put together by the legendary producer Hal Wilnerr who sadly passed away
on 7 April from coronavirus.

Marc Bolan will be inducted into the
Rock and Roll Hall of Fame soon.

Peaches picked groover Solid Gold, Easy Action
and turned it into a funky bang-bang disco stomper.

Time to get out of your lazy quarantine couch and dance, dance, dance…

The original

PEACHES: Facebook

(photo on top: cover ‘Rub’ album)

Second Album By Legends GANG OF FOUR – Here’s ‘SOLID GOLD’ (1981)

Old and new albums to make your day…

Released: March 1981 / Second longplayer

ALL MUSIC review: “Gang of Four’s existence had as much to do with Slave and Chic as
it did the Sex Pistols and the Stooges, which is something Solid Gold demonstrates more
than ‘Entertainment!’ Any smartypants can point out the irony of a band on Warner Bros.
railing against systematic tools of control disguised as entertainment media, but ‘Gang of
Four’ were more observational than condescending… This is a nickel less spectacular than
the debut, but owning one and not the other would be criminal.”

Score: 4,5/5 – Full review here

TURN UP THE VOLUME! says: The post-punk champs of crackling guitar riffs,
manic rhythms and freakish funk punk. The most influential – worldwide – of a
rad DIY generation with Wire, The Mekons, The Pop Group and The Slits. And still
heavily influential today. Bands such as Parquet Courts, LCD Soundsystem, Bodega,
early Arctic Monkeys, Bloc Party and many more know all GO4 records by hard.

Three highlights: What We All Want / Outside The Trains Don’t Run On Time /
He’d Send In The Army




ALBUM in full…

GANG OF FOUR: Facebook – All Albums

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