Listen to IDLES cover Gang of Four’s “Damaged Goods”
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The Bristol outfit’s version stays relatively faithful to the original – taken from Gang of Four‘s 1979 debut Entertainment! – with frontman Joe Talbot’s distinctive vocals lending some grit to their rendition.
“IDLES does not exist without Gang of Four,” the band commented in a statement. “‘Damaged Goods‘ still sounds new and exciting after the millionth listen. We jumped at the chance to just to play it, let alone record it. It was an honour, a joy and a privilege.”
Listen to IDLES‘ cover of “Damaged Goods” below:
The Problem of Leisure: A Celebration of Andy Gill and Gang of Four is set to arrive June 4, with a star-studded list of contributors. The compilation was announced earlier this year alongside a cover of “Natural’s Not in It” by Serj Tankian and Tom Morello.
IDLES released their latest album, Ultra Mono, in September of last year.
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