02 June 2006

Shuffle of the Day 17 - "To Hell with Poverty" by Gang of Four


There are only so many reviews you can read that say Band X sounds like Gang of Four before you actually go out and want to hear Gang of Four. So, that's exactly what I did, and yes, many many many bands do sound like Gang of Four (Bloc Party, the Rapture, Radio 4 to name a few). A lot of the songs on their "best of" compilation are kind of hit or miss, but "To Hell with Poverty" seems to predict the arrival of dance rock (and even the sort of song titles we would expect from Mclusky). It is too bad these days that most music listeners really don't care to delve back in an artist's back catalog, let alone in their musical roots, but hey, sometimes it pays off like with Gang of Four. And yes, they indeed do sound like Gang of Four.

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My current iPod top 10. Dominated by Art Brut with a surprise late entry at #1.

10 Good Weekend by Art Brut
9 The Hardest Way to Make an Easy Living by the Streets
8 Lucifer by Jay Z
7 Formed a Band by Art Brut
6 Emily Kane by Art Brut
5 Parade by Pretty Girls Make Graves
4 Black & Blue by Tilly & the Wall
3 Pull Shapes by the Pipettes
2 Crazy by Gnarls Barkley
1 Hope There's Someone by Antony & the Johnsons

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2 comments:

kitty-chan said...

It's a funny & original idea (to present the first song you hear...) :D
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Jesse said...

i'm strangely addicted to the gnarls barkley song, and not just because of the incredibly cool name. fun video, too