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By: Gang of Four

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Formed in 1978, the Gang of Four came from Leeds, England, with sharp, political lyrics and a cutting, angular sound that mixed post-punk guitar with funk rhythms. The relative artiness of their early work put them in a class with aesthetes like Wire, but they later upped the danceability quotient to appeal to a larger audience, scoring their biggest success with the surprisingly catchy single "I Love a Man in a Uniform." During the post-punk revival of the early 2000's, the band, long since disbanded, came back into favor as a key influence, and briefly reformed for a U.S. tour and an album.

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1   Ether (Remastered Album Version) Buy Buy
2   Natural's Not In It (Remastered Album Version) Buy Buy
3   Not Great Men (Remastered Album Version) Buy Buy
4   Damaged Goods (Remastered Album Version) Buy Buy
5   Return The Gift (Remastered Album Version) Buy Buy
6   Guns Before Butter (Remastered Album Version) Buy Buy
7   I Found that Essence Rare (Remastered Album Version) Buy Buy
8   Glass (Remastered Album Version) Buy Buy
9   Contract (Remastered Album Version) Buy Buy
10   At Home He's A Tourist (Remastered Album Version) Buy Buy
11   5-45 (Remastered Album Version) Buy Buy
12   Anthrax (Remastered Album Version) Buy Buy
13   Outside The Trains Don't Run On Time (Remastered Album Version) Buy Buy
14   He'd Send In The Army (Remastered Album Version) Buy Buy
15   It's Her Factory (Remastered Album Version) Buy Buy
16   Armalite Rifle (Remastered Album Version) Buy Buy
17   Guns Before Butter (Alternate Version) Buy Buy
18   Contract (Alternate Version) Buy Buy
19   Blood Free (Live @ Electric Ballroom) Buy Buy
20   Sweet Jane (Live @ American Indian Center) Buy Buy

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5 out of 5 stars This is a total punk party, May 8, 2008
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these guys laid the foundation of the punk disco that so many bands are rocking these days. this is there best album, i would think!

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Album Description

Some of the most powerful, energized, and memorable music of the U.K.'s potent post-punk era of the late '70s and early '80s came from the trailblazing band Gang of Four, and it all started with 1979's stellar Entertainment! Dave Allen, Hugo Burnham, Andy Gill, and Jon King fused punk, funk, explosive prog-rock, and literate and often incendiary lyrics into a signature, groundbreaking sound that would influence countless bands to come. The original album's brilliant 12 tracks are now remastered and bolstered with four tracks from the rare Yellow EP, plus four never-before-released-songs-making this watershed disc sound bigger and better than ever.

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The same year American college students and FM radio stations found hipness in the Clash's "Train in Vain," a quartet of students from England's Leeds University calling themselves Gang of Four released their debut album. Politically charged and pumped full of extremist theories and punk rock vehemence (and now out of print since 1997), Entertainment continues to rank among the most critically acclaimed and influential records of the post-punk epoch it helped to define. The record is funkified by stop-start rhythms and sharp vocals that mimic Joe Strummer's sing-to-shout shifts, a sound that has turned up in the music of a quarter-century of bands, from the Minutemen to Fugazi. The original 12-song track list--including the vehement slam on media and politics "I Found That Essence Rare" and the punk passion play "Damaged Goods"--is reinforced with all four songs from the band's 1980 EP Yellow, as well as four others never-before-released, including a live cover of the Velvet Underground's "Sweet Jane." --Scott Holter

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