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MGMT rework hits in prog style

MGMT are going to turn their hits from their first album, including 'Electric Feel' into ''1980s Queen style'' prog songs.
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MGMT are going to turn their hits into "1980s Queen style" prog songs.

The 'Kids' hitmakers are releasing their second album 'Congratulations' and say they have radically reworked some of their existing songs for when they play live.

Musician Andrew VanWyngarden said: "I don't think we're gonna be playing 'Kids' that much, while some of those songs will be played differently, as we'd originally intended them to sound with a full band.

"'Electric Feel' we've changed quite a bit. It now has a more controlled, precise sound to it. I'd even say it's taken a prog rock direction, sort of like 1980s Queen style maybe."

The group - which also includes Ben Goldwasser - also talked about how they wanted their second album to have a positive outlook instead of an introspective, self doubting theme, as is common among rock and indie groups.

Ben added: "I think we could complain more but we just choose to focus on positive things but yeah, I think we realised that it would easy to fall into that trap of like, writing an album of, 'Oh man, we're like semi famous! What do we do now? It's terrible!'

"I mean, some of the stuff on the album deals with fame and attention but overall the album's about us having fun and making music that we really like and that we'll enjoy playing live for the next year."

Posted on 25 Mar 2010 07:00 to category : Music News

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