Classic leftfield disco track available again - comes with that 12:28 Walter Gibbons Mix - record includes original disco jacket art & OBIReleased on Dinosaur L's 1981 album 24-24 Music, Go Bang! quickly became a favorite at David Mancusoï¿½s Loft and Larry Levanï¿½s Paradise Garage. However the original mix on the LP did not fare as well with other Disc Jockeys, who found it too complex for the dance floor. As the album sales began to slow down, Will Socolov and Arthur enlisted Franï¿½ois Kevorkian to remix the track for the 12-inch release. Dissatisfied with the initial mix, on the grounds that ï¿½The multitrack was an absolute, utter, and total mess,ï¿½, Kevorkian completed the mix on borrowed time at Right Track Studios, turning in what would become one of the most celebrated remixes of the era. Connecting the dots in Arthur Russellï¿½s wild web of sounds, and freeform experimentation, the result of Francois K.'s mix is a dubbed out version that organized the ideas for an ultimate dancing experience. One can only imagine what this would have sound on a Richard Long system.
And then there was the unreleased mix by Walter Gibbons. Remembered for ï¿½being obsessed with the nuances of musical texture and notes that Russell was the only other person who liked to analyse sound in such microscopic detail. Gibbons remixed 'Go Bang! during scrambled together hours at Blank Tapes and, although the taut, stretched out result lacked the dramatic dynamism
of Kevorkian's tighter earlier remix, his epic version retained the freestyle spirit of the original sessionsï¿½.