Gang of Four

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock Pop / Rock
Tags: post-punk new wave punk 80s indie seen live Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links: allmusic BBC Music page discogs fanpage lyrics lyrics myspace official homepage other databases other databases social network social network social network wikidata wikipedia youtube


UK post-punk band formed in Leeds, Yorkshire in 1977, and named after the radical Chinese group that rose to power during that country’s Cultural Revolution. The Gang Of Four - Jon King (8 June 1955, London, England; vocals/melodica), Andy Gill (b. 1 January 1956, Manchester, England; guitar/vocals), Dave Allen (b. 23 December 1955, Kendal, Cumbria, England; bass) and Hugo Burnham (b. 25 March 1956, London, England; drums) - made their debut on Fast Product the following year with Damaged Goods. This uncompromising three-track EP (‘Damaged Goods’/‘Love Like Anthrax’/‘Armalite Rifle’) introduced the band’s strident approach, wherein Burnham’s pounding, compulsive drumming and Gill’s staccato, stuttering guitar work, reminiscent of Wilko Johnson from Dr. Feelgood, framed their overtly political lyrics. The quartet maintained this direction on their 1979 debut album Entertainment!, while introducing the interest in...

Arrow Read the Full Biography of Gang of Four

Email alerts for products
by Gang of Four