As promised, Tom Morello and System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian are leading off the Gang Of Four tribute album.
The full list of artists who’ve contributed to the Gang Of Four tribute album which Andy Gill initiated before his sudden, untimely death last year has been revealed.
Among those covering some influential post-punk classics on The Problem Of Leisure: A Celebration Of Andy Gill And Gang Of Four are Idles, Gary Numan, La Roux, Everything Everything, The Dandy Warhols, Warpaint and Flea and John Frusciante; Morello and Tankian’s version of the Entertainment! debut album track Natural’s Not In It the first to be heard ahead of its release on May 14th.
“There was never any doubt in my mind that I should finish what Andy had started,” Catherine Mayer says. “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 tracklist:
Idles – Damaged Goods
Tom Morello & Serj Tankian – Natural’s Not in It
Helmet – In the Ditch
3D x Gang of Four feat. Nova Twins – Where the Nightingale Sings
Hotei – To Hell With Poverty
Gary Numan – Love Like Anthrax
Gail Ann Dorsey – We Live as We Dream, Alone
Herbert Grönemeyer feat. Alex Silva – I Love a Man in a Uniform
LoneLady – Not Great Men
JJ Sterry – 5.45
La Roux – Damaged Goods
Everything Everything – Natural’s Not in It
Dado Villa-Lobos – Return the Gift
The Dandy Warhols – What We All Want
Warpaint – Paralysed
Flea & John Frusciante – Not Great Men
The Sounds – I Love a Man in a Uniform
Hardcore Raver in Tears – Last Mile
Killing Joke x Gang of Four – Forever Starts Now (Killing Joke Dub)
Sekar Melati – Not Great Men (live version)