Gang of Four- Return the Gift
strange one, this. it acts as a kind of a greatest hits. but what actually happened is they went into the studio to rerecord new versions. it serves two purposes- as a way to sell the songs without giving their old record company royalties- and as a way to rectify what they saw as poor production on the early stuff.
it does rock, that's for sure. infact it almost rocks too much- the drums sound huge and the guitars are pin sharp. kinda loses some of that lofi postpunk flavour.
what a great band though. the way everything interlocks and plays off each other. the guitar playing is quite minimalist but shit hot. Marxism you can dance too
I just ordered Entertainment! to get the original versions.