What Happens Next

What Happens Next

by Gang of FourGang of Four

CD(Jewel Case)

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Guitarist Andy Gill became the unquestioned leader of British post-punks Gang of Four on the sessions for 2015's What Happens Next, following the departure of vocalist Jon King in the wake of 2010's Content. Much of What Happens Next sounds like a careful effort to balance the thick but limber "neo-Marxist funk" of the band's first era with a more streamlined and contemporary electronic attack, with several guest vocalists (including Alison Mosshart, Herbert Grönemeyer, and Robbie Furze) and a production that's less funky and muscular than the group's best and best-known work. Despite this, there's still a tough, dance-friendly core to these songs, and Gill's guitar work remains thoughtful, incisive, and challenging, while his accompanists perform with skill and enthusiasm. And What Happens Next suggests a shift in lyrical philosophy; these ten songs wrestle with the the inner crises of the individual in the digital age, drawn in an intelligent and observant fashion, rather than the witty but pithy assessments of how politics and economics impact us on the large and small scales. Gill may offer a different sound and perspective on What Happens Next, but this remains a set of smart, provocative songs from a band that remains powerfully memorable.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/24/2015
Label: Metropolis Records
UPC: 0782388097024
catalogNumber: 970

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Gang of Four   Primary Artist
Gail Ann Dorsey   Vocals
Alison Mosshart   Vocals
Mark Heaney   Drums
Herbert Grönemeyer   Vocals
Robbie Furze   Vocals
Andy Gill   Guitar,Vocals
Josh Rumble   Bass,Background Vocals
Jon Finnigan   Drums
Thomas McNeice   Bass
Steven Price   Bass
Hotei   Guitar
Gaoler   Vocals

Technical Credits

Catherine Mayer   Composer,Lyricist,Concept Development
Jerry Kandiah   Engineer
Matt Domino   Production Facilitator
Andy Gill   Composer,Programming,Producer
Josh Rumble   Programming,Engineer
Hotei   Composer
Gaoler   Composer
Santi Arribas   Engineer
Petra Gaines   translation
Clive Godard   Engineer

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