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More from Gossip's incredible "Music for Men" album - "Men in Love" (the next words are "with each other")
Posted by Andrew Matson
Here's "Men in Love" from "Music for Men."
It doesn't have the immediate appeal of album standounts "Four Letter Word" and "Love Long Distance" -- it's not new-Gossip. Not synthy, nearly guitar-less Gossip. It's old-school, back to basics, dance-punk Gossip. The band as we've known it. Or is it?
The bass line is a tip-off that new things are happening. Gossip used to be just guitar/vocals/drums. And then all that auxiliary percussion? Where's that coming from? Cowbells and Latin-sounding drums? Finally, the chorus hits and it's a heavy slab of disco, with bass and guitars combining into a single stream. OK: "Men in Love" is more innovative than it originally seems.
"Shame, shame, shame
Dance like there's nobody looking
Men in love: with each other."
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