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Gang Of Four - A Brief History Of The Twentieth Century (1990)

Posted By : plonker | Date : 14 May 2009 20:55:07 | Comments : 3 |
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Gang Of Four - A Brief History Of The Twentieth Century (1990)
Rock, Post-Punk | EAC rip | WavPack: IMG+CUE+EAC/log -> 468 MB | mp3@VBR V0 (247kbps) -> 173 MB
77:11 min | scans 600dpi | RAR inc. 3% recovery | UL & DF | EMI 724359654126

AMG review by Rick Anderson:
Gang of Four emerged from the wreckage of punk rock in the early '80s with a sound all their own. Characterized by blatantly political lyrics that were chanted, sung, and yelled over spare, funky drumbeats and Andy Gill's scratch-and-kill guitar, the Gang's particular brand of angular dance punk was as refreshing as ice water in the face, and as this collection shows, still holds up well almost 20 years later. Back when the members of Rage Against the Machine were still in grade school, Gang of Four's explicit politics were something of a curiosity; the desultory feminism of "It's Her Factory" and the pessimistic Marxist economic forecasting of "Capital (It Fails Us Now)" were not exactly common lyrical conceits in the immediate post-disco era. Those who know their Chinese history will recognize the band's name, though whether it was meant ironically or as a genuine tribute to the counterrevolutionist faction led by Lady Mao is unclear. This generous best-of recaps some of the Gang's finest moments, and will serve as a perfectly sufficient precis for all but completist fans. Half of the Gang's first full-length album (cheerfully titled Entertainment! as in "guerrilla war struggle is the new entertainment") is here, and so are some of the better tracks from their EPs. It also brings together some of the brighter moments from the band's protracted decline into synthesized dribble, such as the immortal "I Love a Man in a Uniform." There are occasional disappointments (the studio version of "To Hell With Poverty" was much better than the so-so live version included here), but overall this is an excellent collection.

Release date: Dec 1990 (Warner Bros)
This release: 2004 (EMI)

Tracklist:

01 At Home He's A Tourist (03:33)
02 Damaged Goods (03:29)
03 Naturals Not In It (03:07)
04 Not Great Men (03:08)
05 Anthrax (04:23)
06 Return The Gift (03:07)
07 It's Her Factory (03:10)
08 What We All Want (Live) (05:12)
09 Paralysed (03:23)
10 A Hole In The Wallet (03:25)
11 Cheeseburger (04:07)
12 To Hell With Poverty! (04:38)
13 Capital (It Fails Us Now) (04:05)
14 Call Me Up (03:37)
15 I Will Be A Good Boy (03:11)
16 The History Of The World (04:41)
17 I Love A Man In A Uniform (04:08)
18 Is It Love (04:35)
19 Womantown (04:32)
20 We Live As We Dream, Alone (03:39)

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Posted By: cletonico Date: 28 Feb 2010 22:50:35
thank you!!
more gang of four!!
Posted By: martwwa Date: 22 Jan 2011 00:08:19
Such a pleasure to see someone who has not only A+ taste in music but is happy to ignore the crap FS/FS blight. Good one, Plonker! THANKS!
Posted By: klakadak Date: 02 Feb 2011 23:22:05
Thank you very much!