Hot Chip – “Go Bang” (Arthur Russell Cover)
Red Hot Organization is set to release a tribute album to the late dynamic powerhouse Arthur Russell. On the heels of Sufjan Stevens’ sensual “A Little Lost” cover, comes Hot Chip’s sweeping rendition of new-wave/disco favorite “Go Bang.” The original — released in 1982 under Russell’s DJ moniker, Dinosaur L, ten years before he passed away — is a deliciously bouncy tune in its own right, and this eleven-minute tribute serves the same gleeful effect with a dash of characteristic fizzy Hot Chip funk. It’s kind of great. Listen.
Master Mix: Red Hot + Arthur Russell is out 10/21 on Yep Roc.