Gang of Four

Gang of Four

 

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Gang of Four are an English post-punk group, formed in 1977 in Leeds.[1] The original members were singer Jon King, guitarist Andy Gill, bass guitarist Dave Allen and drummer Hugo Burnham. There have been many different line-ups including, among other notable musicians, Sara Lee, Mark Heaney and Gail Ann Dorsey. After a brief lull in the 1980s, different constellations of the band recorded two studio albums in the 1990s. Between 2004 and 2006 the original line-up was reunited; as of 2013, Gill is the sole original member.

The band plays a stripped-down mix of punk rock, funk and dub, with an emphasis on the social and political ills of society. Gang of Four are widely considered one of the leading bands of the late 1970s/early 1980s post-punk movement. Their debut album, Entertainment!, was ranked as fifth greatest punk album of all time [4] and at Number 483 in Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. The album was listed by Pitchfork Media as the 8th best album of the 1970s.[5] Their early 80s albums (Songs of the Free and Hard) found them softening some of their more jarring qualities, and drifting towards dance-punk and disco. David Fricke of Rolling Stone described Gang of Four as "probably the best politically motivated band in rock & roll."[6]

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Entertainment!
 
Entertainment! is the debut album by English post-punk band Gang of Four, released in September 1979.
What Happens Next
 
What Happens Next is the eighth studio album by English post-punk band Gang of Four.
Damaged Goods
 
"Damaged Goods" is the debut single by Gang of Four.
Solid Gold
 
Solid Gold is the second album by the British post-punk band Gang of Four, released in 1981.

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