Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Gang of Four

Add Date: January 11 

Artist: Gang of Four 

Album: Content 

Label: Yep Roc 

Genre: Rock, post-punk 

Comments: Content is the first completely new record from British legends Gang of Four in some 16 years--discounting 2005's Return the Gift, which was a collection of re-recorded earlier works--with original members Andy Gill and Jon King now joined by drummer Mark Heaney and bassist Thomas McNeice. It's hard to imagine anything stacking up to the band's explosive 1979 debut Entertainment! or its follow-up Solid Gold, but Content is a solid collection of politically-charged post-punk. For fans of The Fall (another British band that keeps charging along), Wire or Mission of Burma. Start with "Who Am I?" or "You'll Never Pay for the Farm."

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