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About Group release You’re No Good video

March 6, 2011 by  

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About Group release You’re No Good video

You’re No Good is the first single from About Group’s forthcoming second album, and will be released on Domino on March 14th 2011.

About Group are:
Charles Hayward (This Heat, Camberwell Now, Monkey Puzzle Trio, Clear Frame)
John Coxon (Spring Heel Jack, Spiritualized)
Pat Thomas (has played with Derek Bailey, Tony Oxley, Jimmy Carl Black and Eugene Chadbourne amongst countless others)
Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip)

You’re No Good is a re-versioning of Terry Riley’s landmark 1967 track, on which the minimalist composer took Harvey Averne’s latin-tinged soul track, You’re No Good, and turned it into a free flowing piece of tape loop improvisation. Running two copies of the track alongside one another, Riley weaved between the tapes, dropping out and slowing down the song to create what may well have been the world’s first ever remix.

Playing a live version of You’re No Good in the studio, About Group take the same approach as Riley but in real-time. Cutting accross the basic structure of the track to firstly deconstruct it down to its raw parts before building up to create a loose kind of pop improv. The result is an eleven minute space jam that combines Riley’s experimentation, with the street-level funkiness of the original Harvey Averne recording.

You’re No Good is released on Monday the 14th of March on 12” vinyl (RUG379) and via digital download (RUG379D). The single is backed with an exclusive version of album track ‘Rough And Smooth’.



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