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.
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.”
GANG OF FOUR: Facebook
His widow Catherine Mayer about the (double) tribute LP…
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…
(photo on top: cover ‘Rub’ album)
Old and new albums to make your day…
‘SOLID GOLD’ by GANG OF FOUR
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
– WHAT WE ALL WANT –
– OUTSIDE THE TRAINS DON’T RUN ON TIME –
– HE’D SEND IN THE ARMY –
ALBUM in full…