11.03.2016

GANG OF FOUR








































"entertainment!"
Year:  1979
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Warner Bros
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  12
Time:  40 min.
Lyrical themes:  social issues, pacifism
Genre:  rock
Style:        Post Punk



























Entertainment! is the debut album by post-punk band Gang of Four, released in September 1979. This album was released on EMI in the UK and on Warner Bros. in the US. The music on the first album shows clearly the influence of punk, yet also incorporates funk and less-obvious influences of reggae and dub, similar to other bands at the time such as Public Image Limited, Pere Ubu, The Slits and The Pop Group. As with these other influential post-punk bands, the bass is mixed much more prominently than it typically is in rock or punk. The album has attracted praise from rock musicians. Flea of the Red Hot Chili Peppers stated that the first time he heard the record, "It completely changed the way I looked at rock music and sent me on my trip as a bass player". In 2003, the album was ranked number 490 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time. In 2012, the album ranked at No. 483 on a revised list by the magazine. In March 2005, Q magazine placed the track "At Home He's a Tourist" at number 52 in its list of the 100 Greatest Guitar Tracks. Pitchfork Media listed Entertainment! as eighth best album of the 1970s.[12] Kurt Cobain listed it in his top fifty albums of all time. In 2005, the band performed the album live in its entirety as part of the All Tomorrow's Parties-curated Don't Look Back series. As of 2009, Entertainment! has sold more than 100,000 copies in the UK. In 2016 it was again a remake did through "Warner Bros" on CD and LP format. The band recorded also an interesting secomd album entitled "Solid gold" (1981) and participated in the popular festival "Rock Against Racism" in 1980.
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"solid gold"
Year:  1981
Country:  UK
City:  London
Label:  Warner Bros
Format:  CD , LP
Tracks:  10
Time:  35 min.
Lyrical themes:  social issues, pacifism
Genre:  rock
Style:         Post Punk























Solid Gold is the second album by the British post-punk band Gang of Four, released in 1981. Two of its tracks, "Outside the Trains Don't Run on Time" and "He'd Send in the Army", are re-recordings of songs previously released as a single in the UK. The album was issued in an CD expanded version by the EMI Records and Infinite Zero Archive/American Recordings labels in 1995, which added the songs from Another Day/Another Dollar EP. Pitchfork Media listed Solid Gold as 24th best album of the 1980s. There are several re-makes of the album, the latest was in 2015 also through "Warner Bros". Some of these re-makes includes the controversial song "At hell with poverty!" as this link here below.
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