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Interview: Andy Gill, Gang of Four | reviews, news & interviews

Interview: Andy Gill, Gang of Four

Interview: Andy Gill, Gang of Four

Post-punker explains why the new album is no tub thumper

Gang of Four: Not banging the socialist drum

If you’ve never heard a Gang of Four track, you probably still know their music. Their influence is all over the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Bloc Party, Franz Ferdinand, and R.E.M to name but a few of their fans. And that's just the musical legacy. Because Gang of Four, primarily active from 1978 to 1983, if they changed anything, changed the way bands considered the role of rock music. Paul McCartney may have wanted to fill the world with silly love songs, but Andy Gill and Jon King wanted to jam the airwaves with social injustice, war and disconnected lives.

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