Recently, an old friend who's been a vegetarian for more than 15 years shocked us with a story: Last weekend, she ate bacon. Several strips. Straight out of the frying pan where her boyfriend was cooking it.
This wasn't the first time she'd encountered it sizzling there, in all its glistening glory. But for some reason, this time it overpowered her. She was guilty yet gleeful when she told us that she'd allowed bacon back into her life.
Content is Gang of Four's first studio record in 16 years. Within its first moments, the classic sound of angular but danceable post-punk is instantly recognizable. Vocalist Jon King says the new songs were written when the band was touring with its classic material (namely, Entertainment! and Solid Gold), but was Gang of Four looking to update its original sound?