Gang of Four-1982 Warner Bros. Publicity Pack

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  • Sold Date: May 14, 2013
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Up for Bidding and Buy It Now is Gang of Four-1982 Warner Bros. Publicity Pack. This Item has not been available to the general public. I got this while I was working as Station Manager of a College FM Radio Station. This Item is in good condition and Sold AS IS.
This Gang of Four-1982 Warner Bros. Publicity Pack contains :
1-Warner Brothers Publicity Folder-Folder edge is split.
1- Gang of Four - Warner Bros. Media Information-2 Pages with Warner Bros. and Reprise Records Logo, addresses and Phone Number in Burbank CA and New York.
1-B & W Glossy 8 X 10 Photo of Gang of Four w ith Warner Bros. Name and Logo
Gang of Four are an English post-punk group from Leeds . Original personnel were singer Jon King , guitarist Andy Gill , bass guitarist Dave Allen and drummer Hugo Burnham . They were fully active from 1977 to 1983, and then re-emerged twice in the 1990s with King and Gill. In 2004, the original line-up reunited but in November 2006 Allen was replaced on bass by Thomas McNeice and Burnham on drums by Mark Heaney .
They play a stripped-down mix of punk rock , funk music and dub reggae , with an emphasis on the social and political ills of society. Gang of Four are widely considered one of the leading bands of the late 1970s/early 1980s post-punk movement. Their later albums ( Songs of the Free and Hard ) found them softening some of their more jarring qualities, and drifting towards dance-punk and disco . Their debut album, Entertainment! , ranked at Number 490 in Rolling Stone 's The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time , and is listed by Pitchfork Media as the 8th best album of the 1970s. David Fricke of Rolling Stone described Gang of Four as "probably the best politically motivated band in rock & roll."
Songs of the Free is the third studio album by Gang of Four , released in 1982. In 1996, Infinite Zero Archive/ American Recordings label issued it on CD , with two bonus tracks, and with a slightly changed song order (swapping the positions of "Muscle for Brains" and "We Live as We Dream, Alone"), and mistitling "I Love a Man in a Uniform" as "I Love a Man in Uniform." EMI reissued the album on CD in 2008 with the original song order and no bonus tracks.