TODAY’S YESTERDAY ALBUM – Entertainment! – Debut LP By GANG OF FOUR

Remarkable albums from the past

Entertainment!
GANG OF FOUR

Released: 25 Sept 1979
Debut longplayer

PITCHFORK wrote: “Gang of Four were a pop band. Their funk was no less stark or forbidding than, say, the more astringent Timbaland productions. They certainly weren’t as twitchy, speedy, or noisy as James Brown at his most energized. Their great innovation– Andy Gill’s morse code guitar, as if playing a riff for more than a few bars caused him physical pain– is post-punk’s most ripped-off idea after badly played disco drums. They had attitude, energy, the big beat, skilled players funneling their virtuosity into the necessary notes, a handy way with a catchphrase, and sweaty live performances. Sounds like pop to me.”
Score: 9.5/10 – Full review here

TURN UP THE VOLUME says: Entertainment! = classic post-punk LP…

TOP TRACK: still as haunting today as back then… DAMAGED GOODS

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Album in full

GANG OF FOUR: Facebook – Website – All Albums


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