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Gang of Four are an English post-punk group from Leeds. Original personnel were singer Jon King, guitarist Andy Gill, bass guitarist Dave Allen and drummer Hugo Burnham. They were fully active from 1977 to 1983, and then re-emerged twice in the 1990s with King and Gill. In 2004, the original line-up reunited but in November 2006 Allen was replaced on bass by Thomas McNeice and Burnham on drums by Mark Heaney. Singer Jon King departed some time during 2012.

They play a stripped-down mix of punk rock, funk music and dub reggae, 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 later albums (Songs of the Free and Hard) found them softening some of their more jarring qualities, and drifting towards dance-punk and disco. Their debut album, Entertainment!, ranked at Number 490 in Rolling Stone’s The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and is listed by Pitchfork Media as the 8th best album of the 1970s.[2] David Fricke of Rolling Stone described Gang of Four as “probably the best politically motivated band in rock & roll.”

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Gill and King, the primary creative forces in the band, brought together an eclectic array of influences, ranging from the neo-Marxist Frankfurt School of social criticism to the increasingly clear trans-Atlantic punk consensus. Gang of Four was named by a member of the Mekons when while driving around with Gill and King he came upon a newspaper article on the intra-Party coup against China’s “Gang of Four”.

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  • Jugulator93

    New GO4 soon, says their facebook site

    1 Jul 21h39 Responder
  • zykoveddy

    This band has way too many underrated albums. Hard, At The Palace, Shrinkwrapped, Content - all hated by fans, despite actually being decent records.

    12 Jun 21h17 Responder
  • S1D1991

    Greetings from Ukraine)

    6 Jun 17h01 Responder
  • MzPorS

    Saw these guys in Houston, Txj at #'s I remember a Grass Hula Skirt LOL

    5 Jun 5h40 Responder
  • thelionrampant

    Gang of Four? You guys into Chinese politics?

    5 Jun 3h13 Responder
  • Bas_VIII

    Lekker dansen op deze band man

    30 Mai 16h53 Responder
  • AniRockAniMetal

    Prawie jak no wave i w tym wypadku "prawie" wcale nie robi jakiejś kolosalnej różnicy. Pewną robi, ale nie aż taką.

    29 Mai 17h18 Responder
  • wiseblood-

    Disappointed to not see "What We All Want" in the top charts. One of their very best, IMO.

    25 Mai 1h39 Responder
  • zykoveddy

    "Songs of the Free" is incredible. Just incredible. [2]

    11 Mai 1h16 Responder
  • _Luks

    design patterns

    9 Abr 23h44 Responder
  • MilitaryTwoStep

    WATCH NEW BLOOD ON THE EIGHTEEN INCH SCREEN THE CORPSE IS A NEW PERSONALITY

    30 Mar 13h49 Responder
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    franz Ferdinand должны на них каждый день молиться, ёба

    20 Mar 13h39 Responder
  • WS9167

    it's funny how folkfag00 is not a fag.... oh wait, that's just a joke

    18 Mar 18h00 Responder
  • thelionrampant

    The Wreckage of the SS Post Punk, captained by the great Gang of Four.

    13 Mar 11h10 Responder
  • folkfag00

    it's funny how this succeeds making post punk look bad while post punk is already a wreckage

    4 Mar 23h54 Responder
  • wetwillies

    Entertainment! is one of those albums where, while it's on, you wonder whether any other music ever needed to exist.

    23 Fev 4h22 Responder
  • spacemangraig

    I'm particulary fond of their soft cell cover I love man in a uniform.

    7 Fev 17h26 Responder
  • Isaaaaaak

    One of those bands that had an absolutely absurd drop in quality past the first album. Entertainment! was phenomenal, Solid Gold was alright and then everything after is fucking garbage. Crazy.

    24 Jan 22h01 Responder
  • d1lll1nger

    Great band, live performance absolutely amazing!

    20 Jan 10h14 Responder
  • Cylob

    So few shouts for such a band. The dust it rains.

    21 Dez 2013 Responder
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