Gang Of Four

Gang Of Four

Gang Of Four is one of the most radical, and radically important, rock groups of the last 30 years. Their music, starting with 1978's 'Damaged Goods' EP, offered a danceable solution to the problem of where four-piece guitar bands could go next after punk. They also provided the perfect answer to the question: how to be polemical without being po-faced, ponderous, banal or doctrinaire?

Four young men in their early twenties who convened in the late '70s in Leeds, they were the first white rock group to come up with the idea that using contemporary... more