Today, Tim Burgess & Peter Gordon debut their video for “TEMPERATURE HIGH”, directed by Kit Fitzgerald. The track is off their album Same Language, Different Worlds, now available via Tim Burgess’ label O Genesis.
Quote from Tim Burgess:
The idea for this song came from a trip on the New York subway on one of the hottest days of the Summer – it never lost its subway roots as someone said today that it would fit well on the Warriors soundtrack.
Under the same skies kind of captured the idea that everyone there was feeling the same thing – the oppressive heat brought out a hypnotic groove.
The Charlatans frontman originally met New Yorker Gordon in 2012 and they decided then on a music collaboration. Burgess had been a long time fan of Gordon’s work with Arthur Russell and The Love Of Life Orchestra. The album was produced by Gordon in New York and features many of his and Tim’s previous collaborators: Ernie Brooks who played in Modern Lovers with Jonathan Richman and The Necessaries with Arthur Russell, trombone player Peter Zummo, conga player Mustafa Ahmed and Nik Void from Factory Floor.
“What I love about working with Peter is that in the late 70s with Peter Zummo and Arthur Russell and all the New York cats at The Kitchen, they were all making futuristic records,” Burgess enthuses. “Now Peter in his mid-60s is still looking to do that. It’s the world that I want to be in.”
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