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Old 06-23-2005, 08:00 AM   #11 (permalink)
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ohhh.....so this thread is still about gang of four eh? cool....
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Old 06-23-2005, 02:24 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I've only got Entertainment, but Peel Sessions are always worth a look, and I know there's one kicking about for Gang of Four.

Should be able to preview Shrinkwrapped etc somwhere or other to see how you think they compare, try allmusic.com, that'll let you hear a small section of each song at least.
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Old 06-23-2005, 02:30 PM   #13 (permalink)
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ok, can you at least help me about the albums, acctual albums they made....i have no idea, like i said it's very confusing, and i need that info so i can start my research...much obliged...
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Old 06-23-2005, 02:40 PM   #14 (permalink)
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No, I'm not your bitch.

Seriously, I don't know enough about them not having all their albums myself to advise you, I do know they had 3 albums gone by 1982-ish, then something more dancey happened so whatever's after that will be funkier, then they broke up then briefly more was released including Peel Sessions... I'm a little hazy on it all, I'll just check out what else I can find.

Here we go, stolen from allmusic.com

"Formed in 1977 by Leeds University students Jon King (vocals), Andy Gill (guitar), Dave Allen (bass), and Hugo Burnham (drums), Gang of Four (along with the Fall, Mekons, and Liliput) produced some of the most exhilarating and lasting music of the early English post-punk era of 1978-1983. Fueled by the fury of punk rock and radical political theory, Gang of Four successfully welded the two in an inspired display of polemics and music that addressed the vagaries of life in the modern world (including love and romance) as matters of political inquiry. Despite the fact that this sounds rife with the potential for being long on rhetoric and short on groove, such was not the case. What made Gang of Four's polemical clang'n'roll so compelling was that it worked as harsh, bracing, and ultimately liberating rock & roll. With Allen and Burnham combining as a formidable and frequently very funky rhythm section, Gill didn't play guitar as much as emit thick wads of semi-tuneful distortion, while King "sang" in a dry, declamatory fashion similar to that of the Fall's Mark E. Smith. The rhythms were stripped down and jagged; at times Gill would dispense with guitar solos entirely and "play" non-solos, which were (surprise!) silence. Song titles sounded like the titles of radical political essays: "At Home He's a Tourist," "Damaged Goods," "It's Her Factory," "Love Like Anthrax," "To Hell With Poverty," all of it openly challenging the audience's preconceived notions about rock music, performance, the cult of celebrity, and the nature of politics. And in doing so, GOF conveyed rage, confusion, and loss of identity as well as any band of its time.

After three consecutive sensational albums, as well as a handful of EPs and singles, Allen left in 1982 to form the more danceable and less overtly political Shriekback, while Gill, King, and Burnham recorded the misguided "radical soul/R&B" record Hard with veteran American producers Ron and Howard Albert (who'd previously worked with Stephen Stills' Manassas and Firefall). A near total disaster, Hard signalled that the end was nigh. Gill and King, who by this point had final say-so on the band's musical and political direction, sacked Burnham, and the now "Gang of Two" released a so-so live album (At the Palace) and called it quits in 1984. But legends die hard, and Gang of Four experienced a mini-renaissance in the early '90s with the release of two excellent collections (A Brief History of the Twentieth Century and The Peel Sessions Album). King and Gill put together a new Gang of Four and released the tepid but not disgraceful Mall in 1991. Another reunion, from 1995, yielded Shrinkwrapped. Three years later, a double-disc compilation — 100 Flowers Bloom — surfaced on Rhino, and the original lineup reconvened in 2004 to tour extensively. They have always remained, to the ears of those opened wide by punk rock, an extremely important band."

I hope that helps, if not, go ask someone else.
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Old 06-23-2005, 02:46 PM   #15 (permalink)
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nope, doesn't help at all...i read that too...ah well, thanks for trying...i think i'll just get entertainment....the rest is too much work....
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Old 06-23-2005, 02:49 PM   #16 (permalink)
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heres a list of albums
http://www.connollyco.com/discography/gang_of_four/
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Old 06-23-2005, 03:07 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Date ALBUMS / Singles
1978 Damaged Goods
1979 ENTERTAINMENT!
1979 At Home He's A Tourist
1980 Outside The Trains Don't Run On Time
1981 May SOLID GOLD
1981 What We All Want
1981 To Hell With Poverty
1982 January ANOTHER DAY/ANOTHER DOLLAR (EP)
1982 Lord Make Me A Cowboy
1982 SONGS OF THE FREE
1982 I Love A Man In A Uniform
1982 Call Me Up
1983 HARD
1983 SELECTIONS FROM HARD (EP)
1983 Is It Love
1983 Silver Lining
1984 AT THE PALACE
1984 Is It Love (live)
1986 THE PEEL SESSIONS
1990 Money Talks
1990 November 6 A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
1990 FOUR FROM A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (EP)
1991 May MALL
1991 To Hell With Poverty (The Loaded Edit)
1991 Cadillac
1991 Don't Fix What Ain't Broke
1991 Satellite
1995 Tattoo
1995 September 19 SHRINKWRAPPED
1996 I PARADE MYSELF (EP)
1998 November 3 100 FLOWERS BLOOM


i challenge you to tell me which ones are the albums ,which ones are the ep's and which ones are the singles....
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i challenge you to tell me which ones are the albums ,which ones are the ep's and which ones are the singles....
Mebbe use something along the lines of amazon?
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Old 06-23-2005, 03:27 PM   #19 (permalink)
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im gonna go out on a limb and say the ones that have (EP) are EPs.
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Mebbe use something along the lines of amazon?
read the first post....
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