Gang of Four live from Croatia, 1981

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This is excellent – a long lost recording of Gang of Four, way back in 1981, delivering a cracking, set comprising primarily of tracks from their seminal debut LP “Entertainment!”.

We re-christen the long-dormant Vintage Video series with this fantastic pro-shot footage of Gang of Four performing a taut, 22-minute set at the Music Biennale Zagreb festival in Zagreb, Croatia, on May 15, 1981. The performance comes a couple months after the release of the classic post-punk act’s sophomore album, Solid Gold, and mixes material from that record and the band’s seminal 1979 debut Entertainment!

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“The long shadow” – Andy Gill talks about post-punk

andy-gillAndy Gill (Gang of Four) talks about “charting the influence of a genre that opened the door for rock”.

It didn’t last long but it made a noise that still echoes today. After disco and punk started waning in the late ’70s, and before new romantic and synth-pop started ruling the airwaves in the early ’80s, a clutch of unaligned British bands were pushing musical boundaries. They called it post-punk.

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