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Gang Of Four was formed in 1977 in Leeds, England, by Andy
Gill, Jon King and Hugo Burnham, all graduates of Leeds
University, and Dave Allen, who answered an advert for a
'bass player wanted'. After their first single in 1978,
they were snapped up by EMI and released their debut album
Entertainment! in 1979.

Their second single, At Home He's A Tourist, actually made
the UK Top 40, and Gang Of Four had been due to appear on
Top Of The Pops, but were dropped at the last minute when
they refused to remove the word 'rubbers' from the More...

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That's the problem | Reviewer: Mr. Douchebag
    ------ About the song Natural's Not In It performed by Gang of Four

Everything we do - or not do- depends on our leisure time... wheneevr que feel we need to do something to distract our minds, we go for it.
Doesn't matter if it's sex, candy, a TV show, we just forget what's the real deal and we look for the next best thing just around the corner

A timeless classic. | Reviewer: Anonymous
    ------ About the song Natural's Not In It performed by Gang of Four

"Natural is not in it."
Go4's observation that nothing we do in modern society is entirely natural; it's all the product of some unseen manipulating force -- the TV, fashion magazines, what is spoken at the job or in the classroom or on campus. There's no escape from society -- there's absolutely no purity in the way we conduct our lives, according to this song.

This song still sounds fresh to my ears, and as relevant as ever. Great food for thought, and it makes such latter-day protest bands such as Rage Against the Machine sound like Sesame Street.

Where is the Social Consciousness | Reviewer: Michael
    ------ About the song Natural's Not In It performed by Gang of Four

Great song about consumerism.
Where are such songs nowadays?
This was recorded back around the time of Thatcherism and Reganism.
We need songs like this now more than ever!

In short, Entertainment! is still a great album. | Reviewer: Salvo Says
    ------ About the song Damaged Goods performed by Gang of Four

First released as a single then on the LP "Entertainment!" :

The music on the first album shows clearly the influence of punk, yet also incorporates funk and less-obvious influences of reggae and dub - the aggression of punk and the more rhythmic jangles of funk guitar to their most absurd, bitter extremes.

In short, Entertainment! was a great album.

In the 21 years since it was first released, few bands have been able to boast such a near flawless first offering in terms of bite, spontaneity and bloody-minded courage. Gang Of Four's debut is, even by today's standards, an unparalled sensory assault. It still sneers. It still rages. God forbid, it still entertains.

"The guitar style of Andy Gill alone has been mimicked by fellow late-Seventies punk-funk terrorists The Pop Group, and you can hear distinct echoes of his singular style in the frantic string scraping of The Edge and Graham Coxon, As Flea from The Red Hot Chili Peppers commented in the liner notes to Entertainment!'s 1995 CD re-issue: It made me laugh to hear that guy from U2 talk about his guitar influences being old bluesmen. I thought, 'Hey, you dipshit, what about Andy Gill"


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