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More Albums. Anthrax 2. Anthrax Faultline remix 3. At Home He's a Tourist 4. Capital 7. Damaged Goods 8. Damaged Goods Hot Hot Heat remix 9. Ether Into the Ether Tony Kanal remix He'd Send In the Army Melvins remix I still have a theory that no one really likes them, but that their return is the result of some conspiracy but now GO4 are back back BACK!
At a time when their influence drips out of virtually every new band that has emerged in the past three years alright, maybe not McFly.
Return The Gift showcases the Gang Of Four from only -don't mention the partially successful Chic approximations of later albums Hard and Mall. The first disc comprises re-recordings of their classics, while the second remix disc strives to position the group as everybody's darlings; teaming them up with cats they no doubt met at their recent round of award ceremony aftershows. The playing throughout is tighter but their somewhat gauche edge has been replaced with a rockism ask your granddad that their year-old selves would have laughed out of court.
But, it cannot be denied that they really do sound like they're having great fun. King's world-weary tones really imbue"Paralysed" with such power that it makes Solid Gold sound suddenly three-dimensional. Of course, it helps to have some good songs to play, and it's an understatement to say that the tracks from Entertainment! The rest of their catalog, recorded with varying line-ups, hasn't been so lucky, but they wisely steer clear of most of it in the set-lists of their marathon tours.
These reunion things can be dodgy propositions, but Gang of Four's live attack is as savage as ever, even without new songs to change things up. New songs from old acts tend to disappointing anyway-- just look at "Bam Thwok" or, more to the point, anything Gill and King did in the absence of Burnham and Allen. So the show is great, a slightly ironic nostalgia trip down Agit-pop Memory Lane and a chance for the original item to show all the worshipful kiddies who've taken their sound and run off with it how it's really done.
So the next logical step following the accolades is to release a live album documenting every ass-kicking highlight of the show, right? Well, not exactly. Gang of Four have instead hit the studio to capture the spirit of their live show, in the way they feel the old albums never did. It's the band's right to feel they're upgrading their old work to some standard they think it fell short of Burnham apparently hated the drum sound on the original records , but last I checked, almost no one else was talking about room for improvement where "To Hell With Poverty" and "Damaged Goods" were concerned.
And as far as the material from the records made with the original line-up goes, there is no improvement.Oct 12, · The first time I heard Gang of Four I had no idea who they were or why they were important. I was in high school, and I plucked Mall from a cent bin because it was cheap and I 6/