Samstag, 29. April 2017

Gang Of Four - Live At The Palace Theatre (1984)

Gang of Four are an English post-punk group, formed in 1977 in Leeds. The original members were singer Jon King, guitarist Andy Gill, bass guitarist Dave Allen and drummer Hugo Burnham. There have been many different line-ups including, among other notable musicians, Sara Lee and Gail Ann Dorsey. After a brief lull in the 1980s, different constellations of the band recorded two studio albums in the 1990s. Between 2004 and 2006 the original line-up was reunited; as of 2013, Gill is the sole original member.

The band plays a stripped-down mix of punk rock, funk and dub, 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 debut album, Entertainment!, was ranked as fifth greatest punk album of all time and at Number 483 in "Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time". The album was listed by Pitchfork Media as the 8th best album of the 1970s. Their early 80s albums (Songs of the Free and Hard) found them softening some of their more jarring qualities, and drifting towards dance-punk and disco. David Fricke of Rolling Stone described Gang of Four as "probably the best politically motivated band in rock & roll".

Recorded in Hollywood, "At the Palace" documents a live performance recorded during Gang of Four's 1984 farewell tour, with only Jon King and Andy Gill remaining from the group's original lineup. Among the tracks are "At Home He's a Tourist," "History Is Not Made by Great Men," "Paralysed" and "We Live as We Dream, Alone."                



Tracklist:
A1We Live As We Dream Alone
A2History Is Not Made By Great Men
A3Silver Lining
A4The History Of The World
A5I Love A Man In A Uniform
B1Paralysed
B2Is It Love
B3Damaged Goods
B4At Home He's A Tourist
B5To Hell With Poverty


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