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Album artwork for A Brief History of The Twentieth Century by Gang Of Four

New clear vinyl version of this compilation of one post punks greatest bands. Formed in 1977 by Leeds University students, Gang of Four 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. 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. They have always remained, to the ears of those opened wide by punk rock, an extremely important band.

Gang Of Four

A Brief History of The Twentieth Century

Rhino
Album artwork for Album artwork for A Brief History of The Twentieth Century by Gang Of Four by A Brief History of The Twentieth Century - Gang Of Four
Album artwork for A Brief History of The Twentieth Century by Gang Of Four
LP+x2

£27.99

Clear Vinyl.

Released 17/08/2018Catalogue Number

A26448R

Gang Of Four

A Brief History of The Twentieth Century

Rhino
Album artwork for Album artwork for A Brief History of The Twentieth Century by Gang Of Four by A Brief History of The Twentieth Century - Gang Of Four
Album artwork for A Brief History of The Twentieth Century by Gang Of Four
LP+x2

£27.99

Clear Vinyl.

Released 17/08/2018Catalogue Number

A26448R

New clear vinyl version of this compilation of one post punks greatest bands. Formed in 1977 by Leeds University students, Gang of Four 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. 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. They have always remained, to the ears of those opened wide by punk rock, an extremely important band.