The Problem Of Leisure: A Celebration of Andy Gill and Gang Of Four (CD)


Various Artists

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Amoeba Review

Let’s be honest: most tribute albums are instantly novel but ultimately forgettable. That’s not the case with the excellent, exciting The Problem Of Leisure: A Celebration of Andy Gill and Gang Of Four. The tracks on this double album were chosen by the artists themselves—all of whom were inspired by Gang of Four and Andy Gill in their own musical careers—and it’s truly impressive how each artist has reimagined these classic, well-loved songs in a way that’s uniquely their own. Idles sound even more ferocious than the original on “Damaged Goods.” La Roux also takes the song on, lending a truly surprising, invigorating alt-pop interpretation that takes the track in unexpected directions. Warpaint brings a dreamy, almost otherworldly dimension to “Paralysed.” Flea and John Frusciante recruit the Silverlake Conservatory Youth Chorale for an edgy, rather haunting take on “Not Great Men.” These reinterpretations are a welcome addition to the Gang of Four canon; they might even become some of your new favorites.



Track Listing



Disc 1 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Damaged Goods
IDLES 02:42
2.
Natural's Not In It
Tom Morello , Serj Tankian 03:21
3.
In The Ditch
Helmet 04:24
4.
Where The Nightingale Sings
3D , Gang Of Four , Nova Twins 05:06
5.
To Hell With Poverty
Hotei 04:32
6.
Anthrax
Gary Numan 04:34
7.
We Live As We Dream Alone
Gail Ann Dorsey 03:41
8.
I Love A Man In Uniform
Herbert Grönemeyer , Alex Silva 03:50
9.
Not Great Men
LoneLady 03:37
10.
5.45
JJ Sterry 03:04


Disc 2 Titles
Artist
Length
1.
Damaged Goods
La Roux 03:56
2.
Natural's Not In It
Everything Everything 03:43
3.
Return The Gift
Dado Villa Lobos 03:17
4.
What We All Want
The Dandy Warhols 03:16
5.
Paralysed
Warpaint 02:54
6.
Not Great Men
Flea , John Frusciante 03:10
7.
I Love A Man In Uniform
The Sounds 03:57
8.
Last Mile
Hardcore Raver In Tears 03:56
9.
Forever Starts Now Dub Mix
Killing Joke , Gang Of Four 05:42
10.
Not Great Men [Live Version]
Sekar Melati 03:20

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