Serj Tankian And Tom Morello Cover Gang Of Four’s ‘Natural’s Not In It’

Gang of Four’s co-founding guitarist Andy Gill passed away last February due to multiple organ failure and pneumonia. To celebrate what would have been his 65th birthday, System of a Down’s Serk Tankian and Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello have shared their cover of Gang of Four’s “Natural’s Not In It.”

The song is the lead single off the upcoming tribute album The Problem of Leisure: A Celebration of Andy Gill and Gang of Four. The album is expected to arrive May 14th. A tracklist is expected next month. The album will be available on vinyl, CD, and cassette each featuring different versions of art by Damien Hirst. Vinyl pre-orders can be found here.

Speaking with Spin about the cover, Morello said “Andy Gill was one of a handful of artists in history who changed the way guitars are played, Gang of Four were just incendiary and completely groundbreaking with Andy’s confrontational, unnerving and sublime playing at the forefront. His jagged plague-disco raptor-attack industrial-funk deconstructed guitar anti-hero sonics and fierce poetic radical intellect were hugely influential to me.”

Listen to the cover exclusively at Spin. The song will be released on all streaming platforms tomorrow. Watch Gill’s widow talk about the project below.

Last year, Morello released the Comandante EP. He’s also featured in the upcoming Serj Tankian documentary Truth to Power, which comes out February 19th.

Ashley Perez Hollingsworth

Ashley Perez is a freelance music journalist based in Chicago. Her work has appeared on AXS, The Crypt 1331, Chicago Innerview, New City, The Millions, and Reality-Comics. She also runs her own music blog at Radio Not Found. Some of her favorite bands include Nirvana, The Cure, Muse, Marilyn Manson, and Green Day.

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