Published Jan 14, 2021After hearing Serj Tankian and Tom Morello's contribution to the new Gang of Four tribute album, we've got the entire tracklist for the effort, and it's more than a little star-studded. On The Problem of Leisure: A Celebration of Andy Gill and Gang of Four, we have the likes of Massive Attack's 3D, Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea and John Frusciante, Gary Numan, IDLES, Helmet and more.
The double album is due out on May 14 via the Gill Music label, and it will arrive as a double-vinyl set, a 2-CD package and digitally. In addition to all the aforementioned artists, The Problem of Leisure also features Killing Joke, La Roux, Warpaint and the Dandy Warhols, among others.
As a press release explains, "Every musician who committed to the project was given the freedom to create new versions of whichever Gang of Four songs they wanted to cover, with Andy overseeing some of the earlier productions but largely leaving artists to create their own interpretations."
Down below, you can see the detailed tracklist, where you can also revisit Serj Tankian and Tom Morello's cover of Gang of Four's "Natural's Not in It."
Gang of Four leader Andy Gill passed away in February at age 64.
The Problem of Leisure: CD One
Vinyl One, Side A
1. IDLES – Damaged Goods (UK)
2. Tom Morello & Serj Tankian – Natural's Not in It (USA)
3. Helmet – In the Ditch (USA)
4. 3D* x Gang of Four ft. Nova Twins – Where the Nightingale Sings (UK)
5. Hotei – To Hell With Poverty (Japan)
Vinyl One, Side B
1. Gary Numan – Love Like Anthrax (UK)
2. Gail Ann Dorsey – We Live as We Dream, Alone (USA)
3. Herbert Grönemeyer feat. Alex Silva – I Love a Man in a Uniform (Germany)
4. LoneLady – Not Great Men (UK)
5. JJ Sterry – 5.45 (UK)
The Problem of Leisure: CD Two
Vinyl Two, Side C
1. La Roux – Damaged Goods (UK)
2. Everything Everything – Natural's Not in It (UK)
3. Dado Villa-Lobos – Return the Gift (Brazil)
4. The Dandy Warhols – What We All Want (USA)
5. Warpaint – Paralysed (USA)
Vinyl Two, Side D
1. Flea & John Frusciante – Not Great Men (USA)
2. The Sounds – I Love a Man in a Uniform (Sweden)
3. Hardcore Raver in Tears – Last Mile** (China)
4. Killing Joke x Gang of Four – Forever Starts Now (Killing Joke Dub) (UK)
5. Sekar Melati – Not Great Men (live version) (Japan)
* 3D is the remix name of Robert Del Naja from Massive Attack
** "Last Mile" is the new title for this cover of "Broken Talk", reflecting new lyrics sung in Mandarin by Hardcore Raver in Tears