Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Gang of Four Does Gang of Four

Here's a Gang of Four update from billboard.com:

Gang Of Four has finalized the track list for its new album, "Whitey's Gift," which features 14 new versions of classic tracks from its back catalog. Due Sept. 20 via V2, the album will also be available with a second disc of remixes from such acts as Hot Hot Heat, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, the Dandy Warhols, No Doubt's Tony Kanal, Faultline and Ladytron.

...Gang Of Four recently concluded its first spate of touring with its four original members in more than 20 years. The lone upcoming date on its schedule is Sept. 24 at London's Barbican, at which it will perform "Entertainment!" in its entirety.

The band's willingness to offer its music up for remixing to a new generation of artists is striking a chord with longtime fans. "It's a really gracious thing to do," Slint/Papa M principal David Pajo tells Billboard.com.
I'm not so sure I'd say it was a "gracious" thing to do. I think it sounds more like a calculated move to get younger people interested in Gang of Four. And that's fine, of course.

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