December 21, 2014

Gang Of Four - Solid Gold (1981)


Gang Of Four built right off of Entertainment for their sophomore album two years later. You'll hear the same awkward, Talking Heads inspired dance punk rhythms, dissonant chords, and likeable, weird chants about societies' stupidity. Gang Of Four is no King Crimson, however, and they did not release the same exact album 3 times. The production and mixing is noticeably more advanced and with that comes a darker bite. If you've listened to Entertainment you'll know what I'm talking about when I say this is a further development of their musical capabilities on that first album.

Sample

Solid Gold