Compilation ‘The Problem of Leisure: A Celebration of Andy Gill and Gang of Four’ is set to be released on 28th May, a series of covers and reinterpretations from current artists celebrating the legacy of the post-punk outfit.
The record, which also features artwork by Damien Hirst, was begun before Andy Gill’s death in early 2020.
Warpaint’s take on ‘Paralysed’, as originally featured on 1981 LP ‘Solid Gold’ has been shared today.
“Andy loved the way Warpaint created not only songs but atmospheres, without sacrificing drive and danceability. The marriage of their unique sound with ‘Paralysed’, on the face of it one of the least likely dance tracks ever, is spectacular,” says Andy Gill’s widow, Catherine Mayer. “The lyrics are also incredibly resonant at this moment in time where so many people feel helpless in the face of regressive populism and disfiguring inequalities.”
Warpaint’s Jenny Lee Lindberg, who also produced their contribution, adds: ““The change will do me good.” (Damaged Goods). Best piece of advice that pretty much changed my life. Not to mention Dave Allen’s bass playing. Also changed me forever. Made me wanna play bass.
“It was cool to get inside of ‘Paralysed,’ and for Gang Of Four to give us freedom to freak out in our way…it was a beautiful opportunity and we’re SOOO excited, it’s an honour actually, to be a part of Andy’s tribute.”
Listen to Warpaint’s cover below.
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