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Idles, Gary Numan, Warpaint Among Acts Confirmed For Andy Gill And Gang Of Four Tribute Album

Thursday, 14 January 2021 Written by Laura Johnson

Credit: Damien Hirst, Dog with Bone, 2017 © Damien Hirst and Science Ltd. 

The full list of contributors for 'The Problem Of Leisure: A Celebration Of Andy Gill And Gang Of Four' has been revealed.

The double album celebrating the music of Gang Of Four and their late co-founder Andy Gill will feature covers of their tracks by Idles, Helmet, 3D (aka Robert Del Naja from Massive Attack) and Nova Twins, Hotei, Gary Numan, Gail Ann Dorsey, Herbert Grönemeyer feat Alex Silva, LoneLady, JJ Sterry, La Roux, Everything Everything, Dado Villa-Lobos, the Dandy Warhols, Warpaint, Flea and John Frusciante, the Sounds, Hardcore Raver In Tears, Killing Joke, and Sekar Melati.

The record will arrive on May 14. Meanwhile, head below to check out its previously shared cut of System Of A Down's Serj Tankian and Rage Against The Machine's Tom Morello taking on Gang Of Four's 1979 song Natural's Not In.

The widow of Gill, who died unexpectedly in February 2020, said:

“There was never any doubt in my mind that I should finish what Andy had started. He took so much pleasure from hearing from artists which track they had chosen and why. He was delighted by the tracks he lived long enough to hear. Even in what turned out to be his final days of life, he listened to mixes on a laptop in his hospital bed and asked me to send notes and responses to the contributors on his behalf. He also talked to me about further musicians he hoped to coax to come on board. After he died, I made contact with several of these. All said yes.” 

'The Problem of Leisure': CD One

Vinyl One, Side A

  1. IDLES - Damaged Goods (UK)
  2. Tom Morello & Serj Tankian - Natural’s Not in It  (USA)
  3. Helmet - In the Ditch (USA)
  4. 3D x Gang of Four feat. Nova Twins - Where the Nightingale Sings (UK)
  5. Hotei - To Hell With Poverty (Japan)

Vinyl One, Side B

  1. Gary Numan - Love Like Anthrax (UK)
  2. Gail Ann Dorsey - We Live as We Dream, Alone (USA)
  3. Herbert Grönemeyer feat. Alex Silva - I Love a Man in a Uniform (Germany)
  4. LoneLady - Not Great Men (UK)
  5. JJ Sterry - 5.45 (UK)

'The Problem of Leisure': CD Two

Vinyl Two, Side C

  1. La Roux - Damaged Goods (UK)
  2. Everything Everything - Natural’s Not in It (UK)
  3. Dado Villa-Lobos - Return the Gift (Brazil)
  4. The Dandy Warhols - What We All Want (USA)
  5. Warpaint - Paralysed (USA)

Vinyl Two, Side D

  1. Flea & John Frusciante – Not Great Men (USA)
  2. The Sounds - I Love a Man in a Uniform (Sweden)
  3. Hardcore Raver in Tears - Last Mile** (China)
  4. Killing Joke x Gang of Four - Forever Starts Now (Killing Joke Dub) (UK)
  5. Sekar Melati - Not Great Men (live version) (Japan)

** Last Mile is the new title for this cover of Broken Talk, reflecting new lyrics sung in Mandarin by Hardcore Raver in Tears.




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