August 18, 2005 11:22

Yeah Yeah Yeahs join Gang Of Four

Ladytron and The Rakes also get in on the act…

Yeah Yeah Yeahs join Gang Of Four
Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ladytron, The Rakes and The Others have remixed GANG OF FOUR on the band’s new album ’RETURN THE GIFT’.

Out on October 10, the second disc of the double LP sees artists and producers such as Dandy Warhols, Hot Hot Heat and Paul Epworth take on some of the post-punk heroes’ best known songs.

“Rather than suggesting the obvious things you may think it was quite interesting to see who popped up and wanted to do it,” Gang Of Four guitarist Andy Gill told NME.COM. “I didn’t think Ladytron would do something nor Dandy Warhols – but I really like what they’ve done – I really like it.”

On the first disc Gang Of Four have re-recorded tracks from their albums ‘Entertainment!’, ‘Solid Gold’ and ‘Songs Of The Free’.

Gill explained. “I like those records a lot but I don’t think they sounded anything like what we sounded like live and that’s something we complained about at the time. This does.”

He added: “There are less overdubs than on the original records which you’d think would be the other way around. My rule for approaching it was to capture performance and not muck around with it too much. Keep it simple.”

Gang Of Four will release a download and 7” single of the new version of 1981’s ‘To Hell With Poverty’ on August 22.

The white label 7” will feature the Go Home Productions remix on the flipside.

The ‘Return The Gift’ tracklisting will run:

CD1:
‘To Hell With Poverty’
‘Damaged Goods’
‘Natural’s Not In It ‘
‘Not Great Men’
‘Why Theory?’
‘Anthrax’
‘Paralysed’
‘What We All Want’
‘Ether’
‘He’d Send In The Army’
‘Capital’
‘I Love A Man In Uniform’
‘At Home He’s A Tourist’
‘We Live As We Dream, Alone’

CD2:
‘To Hell With Poverty’ (Go Home Productions Remix)
‘Natural’s Not In It‘ (Ladytron Remodel)
‘I Love A Man In Uniform’ (Yeah Yeah Yeahs Remix (W.I.P)’
‘Ether’ (Tony Kanal Remix)
‘At Home He’s A Tourist’ (The Others Remix)
‘Not Great Men’ (Phones Remix)
‘Anthrax’ (Faultline Remix)
‘Damaged Goods’ (Hot Hot Heat Remix)
‘Why Theory?’ (Amusement Parks On Fire Remix)
‘Natural’s Not In It (Repackaged By The Rakes)’
‘At Home He’s A Tourist’ (The Others Alternate Mix)
‘What We All Want’ (Dandy Warhols Remix)

Gang Of Four play London’s Barbican on September 24 as part of the ‘Don’t Look Back’ season of gigs. They will play ’Entertainment!’ in full.

For ticket availability, go to NME Tickets or call them on 0870 1 663 663.

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