Various Artists Gang of Four: Remixes
V2’s vision of having current musicians remix Gang of Four’s classic tracks was only good […]
V2’s vision of having current musicians remix Gang of Four’s classic tracks was only good in theory. Surely ambitious and well intentioned, the results are lackluster re-interpretations of excellent post-punk tunes. Both Ladytron and The Dandy Warhols’ remixes lack the charm of their previous works-let alone Gang of Four’s endearing originals. The remainder of the project features Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Others, and Hot Hot Heat halfheartedly retouching recordings that are untouchable. With the exception of The Rakes’ slant on “Natural’s Not In It,” the UK Remix disc is a sloppy butchering of timeless songs. Yuck.