105 relations: A Brief History of the Twentieth Century, AllMusic, Alternative Songs, Andy Gill, Another Day/Another Dollar, Anthrax, Audio feedback, BBC, Ben Hillier, Bloc Party, Brian Eno, Busta Jones, Clinic (band), Communist Party of China, Consequence of Sound, Content (Gang of Four album), Coup d'état, Damaged Goods (song), Dance Club Songs, Dance-punk, Dave Allen (English musician), David Bowie, Deadpan, Disco, Drone (music), Dub music, Duran Duran, Edinburgh, EMI, EMI Records, Entertainment!, Falklands War, Fast Product, Flea (musician), Frankfurt School, Franz Ferdinand (band), Funk, Funk rock, Gail Ann Dorsey, Gang of Four, Hard (Gang of Four album), Henry Cow, Herbert Grönemeyer, Hugo Burnham, Illustrated Man (band), Indie rock, John Peel, Jon King, Journals (Cobain), KCRW, ..., King Swamp, Kurt Cobain, Kurtis Blow, Leeds, Liars (band), Low Pop Suicide, Mall (album), Mark Heaney, Melody Maker, Michael Stipe, Monologue, Neils Children, Neo-Marxism, Nirvana (band), NME, Parliament (band), Paul Morley, Pitchfork (website), Polydor Records, Post-punk, Post-punk revival, Punk rock, R.E.M., Radio 4 (band), Rap metal, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Rhythm section, Robert Fripp, Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, Sara Lee (musician), Scratch Acid, Shriekback, Shrinkwrapped (album), Solid Gold (album), Songs of the Free, Strange Fruit Records, Talking Heads, The B-52's, The Breaks, The Elastic Purejoy, The League of Gentlemen (band), The Mekons, The Peel Sessions (Gang of Four album), The Rapture (band), The Rolling Stones, The Village Voice, Top of the Pops, Trouser Press, UK Albums Chart, UK Singles Chart, V2 Records, Warner Bros. Records, We Are Scientists, What Happens Next (Gang of Four album), Yellow EP. Expand index (55 more) » « Shrink index
A Brief History of the Twentieth Century is the first compilation album by Gang of Four.
AllMusic (previously known as All Music Guide or AMG) is an online music guide.
Alternative Songs (also called Alternative and formerly known as Modern Rock Tracks and Hot Modern Rock Tracks) is a music chart in the United States that has appeared in ''Billboard'' magazine since September 10, 1988.
Andrew James Dalrymple "Andy" Gill (born 1 January 1956) is a founding member and guitarist for the English rock group Gang of Four.
Another Day/Another Dollar is a 12" vinyl EP by Gang of Four, released in 1982 in the US, by Warner Bros. Records.
Anthrax is an infection caused by the bacterium Bacillus anthracis.
Audio feedback (also known as acoustic feedback, simply as feedback, or the Larsen effect) is a special kind of positive loop gain which occurs when a sound loop exists between an audio input (for example, a microphone or guitar pickup) and an audio output (for example, a power amplified loudspeaker).
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is a British public service broadcaster.
Ben Hillier is a British songwriter and pop-rock music producer who is part of the creative team 140 dB.
Bloc Party are an English rock band, currently composed of Kele Okereke (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, keyboards, sampler), Russell Lissack (lead guitar, keyboards), Justin Harris (bass guitar, keyboards, saxophones, backing vocals) and Louise Bartle (drums, percussion).
Brian Peter George St John le Baptiste de la Salle Eno, RDI (born Brian Peter George Eno; 15 May 1948) is an English musician, composer, record producer, singer, writer, and visual artist.
Michael "Busta Cherry" Jones (September 26, 1951 - December 6, 1995) was an American musician.
Clinic are an English rock band, formed in 1997 in Liverpool.
The Communist Party of China (CPC), also referred to as the Chinese Communist Party (CCP), is the founding and ruling political party of the People's Republic of China.
Consequence of Sound (CoS) is a Chicago-based online magazine featuring news, editorials, and reviews of music and movies.
A coup d'état, also known simply as a coup, a putsch, golpe de estado, or an overthrow, is a type of revolution, where the illegal and overt seizure of a state by the military or other elites within the state apparatus occurs.
"Damaged Goods" is the debut single by Gang of Four.
The Dance Club Songs chart is a weekly chart published exclusively by Billboard in the United States.
Dance-punk (also known as disco-punk or funk-punk) is a music genre that emerged in the late 1970s, and is closely associated with the post-punk and new wave movements.
David Geoffrey Allen (born 23 December 1955, in Cumbria) is an English musician, formerly the bass guitarist for the post-punk band, Gang of Four.
David Robert Jones (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016), known professionally as David Bowie, was an English singer-songwriter and actor.
Deadpan, dry humor or dry wit describes the deliberate display of a lack of or no emotion, commonly as a form of comedic delivery to contrast with the ridiculousness of the subject matter.
Disco is a musical style that emerged in the mid 1960s and early 1970s from America's urban nightlife scene, where it originated in house parties and makeshift discothèques, reaching its peak popularity between the mid-1970s and early 1980s.
In music, a drone is a harmonic or monophonic effect or accompaniment where a note or chord is continuously sounded throughout most or all of a piece.
Dub is a genre of music that grew out of reggae in the 1960s, and is commonly considered a subgenre,Dub: soundscapes and shattered songs in Jamaican reggae, p.2 though it has developed to extend beyond the scope of reggae.
Duran Duran are an English new wave and synthpop band formed in Birmingham in 1978.
Edinburgh (Dùn Èideann; Edinburgh) is the capital city of Scotland and one of its 32 council areas.
EMI Group Limited (originally an initialism for Electric and Musical Industries and also referred to as EMI Records Ltd.) was a British multinational conglomerate founded in March 1931 in London.
EMI Records was a British record label founded by the music company of the same name in 1972 as its flagship label, and launched in January 1973 as the successor to its Columbia and Parlophone record labels.
Entertainment! is the debut album by English post-punk band Gang of Four, released in September 1979.
The Falklands War (Guerra de las Malvinas), also known as the Falklands Conflict, Falklands Crisis, Malvinas War, South Atlantic Conflict, and the Guerra del Atlántico Sur (Spanish for "South Atlantic War"), was a ten-week war between Argentina and the United Kingdom over two British dependent territories in the South Atlantic: the Falkland Islands, and its territorial dependency, the South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands.
Fast Product was an independent record label, established in Edinburgh by Bob Last and his partner, Hilary Morrison, in December 1977.
Michael Peter Balzary (born October 16, 1962), better known by his stage name Flea, is an American musician and actor.
The Frankfurt School (Frankfurter Schule) is a school of social theory and philosophy associated in part with the Institute for Social Research at the Goethe University Frankfurt.
Franz Ferdinand are a Scottish indie rock band, formed in 2002 and based in Glasgow.
Funk is a music genre that originated in African American communities in the mid-1960s when African American musicians created a rhythmic, danceable new form of music through a mixture of soul music, jazz, and rhythm and blues (R&B).
Funk rock is a fusion genre that mixes elements of funk and rock.
Gail Ann Dorsey (born November 20, 1962) is an American musician.
The Gang of Four was a political faction composed of four Chinese Communist Party officials.
Hard is the fourth studio album by the English post-punk group Gang of Four.
Henry Cow were an English avant-rock group, founded at Cambridge University in 1968 by multi-instrumentalists Fred Frith and Tim Hodgkinson.
Herbert Arthur Wiglev Clamor Grönemeyer (born 12 April 1956) is a German musician and actor, popular in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
Hugo Hamilton Mark Burnham (born 25 March 1956 in St Pancras, London) is an English musician, formerly the drummer for the rock group Gang of Four.
Illustrated Man (c. 1984) were a New Wave band formed in London featuring Hugo Burnham (ex-Gang of Four) on drums and percussion, Rob Dean (Japan) on guitar and two Australians: singer and bass guitarist Philip Foxman (Supernaut) and Roger Mason on keyboards and synthesisers (Gary Numan touring band, James Freud & the Radio Stars).
Indie rock is a genre of rock music that originated in the United Kingdom in the 1970s.
John Robert Parker Ravenscroft, (30 August 1939 – 25 October 2004), known professionally as John Peel, was an English disc jockey, radio presenter, record producer and journalist.
Jonathan Michael "Jon" King (born 8 June 1955 in Southwark, London) is an English singer, musician and founding member of the Leeds-based post-punk band Gang of Four.
Journals is a collection of writings and drawings by Kurt Cobain, who was the lead singer and guitarist of Nirvana.
KCRW (89.9 MHz FM) is a National Public Radio member station broadcasting from the campus of Santa Monica College in Santa Monica, where the station is licensed.
King Swamp was a British rock band,consisting of Walter Wray (vocals), Dave Allen (bass), Steve Halliwell (keyboards), Dominic Miller (guitar), and Martyn Barker (drums).
Kurt Donald Cobain (February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician.
Kurtis Walker (born August 9, 1959), professionally known by his stage name Kurtis Blow, is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, record/film producer, Bboy, DJ, public speaker and minister.
Leeds is a city in the metropolitan borough of Leeds, in the county of West Yorkshire, England.
Liars is an Australian-American rock band formed in 2000.
Low Pop Suicide was an indie rock band of the early 1990s on World Domination Recordings.
Mall is the fifth studio album by Gang of Four.
Mark Andrew Heaney (born 14 August 1970) is an English drummer and composer from London.
Melody Maker was a British weekly music magazine, one of the world's earliest music weeklies, and—according to its publisher IPC Media—the earliest.
John Michael Stipe (born January 4, 1960) is an American singer-songwriter, best known as being the lead singer of the alternative rock band R.E.M. from their formation in 1980 until their dissolution in 2011.
In theatre, a monologue (from μονόλογος, from μόνος mónos, "alone, solitary" and λόγος lógos, "speech") is a speech presented by a single character, most often to express their mental thoughts aloud, though sometimes also to directly address another character or the audience.
Neils Children are an English rock band, formed in 1999 in Harlow, Essex by lead singer and guitarist John Linger, drummer Brandon Jacobs and bassist Tom Hawkins.
Neo-Marxism is a broad term encompasing twentieth-century approaches that amend or extend Marxism and Marxist theory, typically by incorporating elements from other intellectual traditions such as critical theory, psychoanalysis, or existentialism (in the case of Jean-Paul Sartre).
Nirvana was an American rock band formed by lead singer and guitarist Kurt Cobain and bassist Krist Novoselic in Aberdeen, Washington, in 1987.
New Musical Express (NME) is a British music journalism website and former magazine that has been published since 1952.
Parliament is a funk band formed in the late 1960s by George Clinton as part of his Parliament-Funkadelic collective.
Paul Robert Morley (born 26 March 1957) is an English music journalist.
Pitchfork is an American online magazine launched in 1995 by Ryan Schreiber, based in Chicago, Illinois and owned by Condé Nast.
Polydor is a British record label and company, that operates as part of Universal Music Group.
Post-punk (originally called new musick) is a broad type of rock music that emerged from the punk movement of the 1970s, in which artists departed from the simplicity and traditionalism of punk rock to adopt a variety of avant-garde sensibilities.
Post-punk revival (also known as "new wave revival", "garage rock revival"J. Stuessy and S. D. Lipscomb, Rock and roll: its History and Stylistic Development (London: Pearson Prentice Hall, 5th edn., 2006),, p. 451. or "new rock revolution") is a genre of alternative rock and indie rock that developed in the late 1990s and early 2000s, inspired by the original sounds and aesthetics of garage rock of the 1960s and new wave and post-punk of the 1980s.
Punk rock (or "punk") is a rock music genre that developed in the mid-1970s in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia.
R.E.M. was an American rock band from Athens, Georgia, that was formed in 1980 by drummer Bill Berry, guitarist Peter Buck, bassist/backing vocalist Mike Mills, and lead vocalist Michael Stipe.
Radio 4 were an American dance-punk band based in Brooklyn, New York.
Rap metal or heavy rap is a subgenre of rap rock and alternative metal music which combines hip hop with heavy metal.
Red Hot Chili Peppers are an American funk rock band formed in Los Angeles in 1983.
A rhythm section (also called a backup band) is a group of musicians within a music ensemble or band who provide the underlying rhythm, harmony and pulse of the accompaniment, providing a rhythmic and harmonic reference and "beat" for the rest of the band.
Robert Fripp (born 16 May 1946) is an English guitarist, composer and record producer.
"The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time" is a 2003 special issue of American biweekly magazine Rolling Stone, and a related book published in 2005.
Sara Lee is an English bassist and singer-songwriter, who came to prominence replacing Dave Allen on bass guitar in post-punk band Gang of Four, which she was a member of from 1980 to 1983.
Scratch Acid was an Austin, Texas noise rock group formed in 1982.
Shriekback are an English rock band formed in 1981 in Kentish Town by Barry Andrews, formerly of XTC and League of Gentlemen (keyboards/synthesizers/vocals), and Dave Allen, formerly of the Gang of Four (bass), with Carl Marsh, formerly of Out On Blue Six (guitars/vocals) soon added to the line-up.
Shrinkwrapped is the sixth studio album by Gang of Four.
Solid Gold is the second album by the British post-punk band Gang of Four, released in 1981.
Songs of the Free is the third studio album by Gang of Four, released in 1982.
Strange Fruit Records was an independent record label in the United Kingdom.
Talking Heads was an American rock band formed in 1975 in New York City and active until 1991.
The B-52s (styled as The B-52's prior to 2008) are an American rock band, formed in Athens, Georgia, in 1976.
"The Breaks" is a 1980 single by Kurtis Blow from his self-titled debut album.
The Elastic Purejoy was Dave Allen's own band on the label he founded, World Domination Recordings.
The League of Gentlemen were a band active during March–December 1980 that featured guitarist Robert Fripp of King Crimson fame.
The Mekons are a British-American rock band.
The Peel Sessions is a compilation album by Gang of Four.
The Rapture were a rock band from New York City, formed in 1998.
The Rolling Stones are an English rock band formed in London, England, in 1962.
The Village Voice is an American news and culture paper, known for being the country's first alternative newsweekly.
Top of the Pops, also known as TOTP, is a British music chart television programme, made by the BBC and originally broadcast weekly between 1 January 1964 and 30 July 2006.
Trouser Press was a rock and roll magazine started in New York in 1974 as a mimeographed fanzine by editor/publisher Ira Robbins, fellow Who fan Dave Schulps and Karen Rose under the name "Trans-Oceanic Trouser Press" (a reference to a song by the Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band and an acronymic play on the British TV show Top of the Pops).
The Official Albums Chart is a list of albums ranked by physical and digital sales and (from March 2015) audio streaming in the United Kingdom.
The UK Singles Chart (currently entitled Official Singles Chart) is compiled by the Official Charts Company (OCC), on behalf of the British record industry, listing the top-selling singles in the United Kingdom, based upon physical sales, paid-for downloads and streaming.
V2 Records (or V2 Music) is a record label that was purchased by Universal Music Group in 2007.
We Are Scientists is a New York City-based rock band that formed in Berkeley, California, in 2000.
What Happens Next is the eighth studio album by English post-punk band Gang of Four.
The so-called Yellow EP was an untitled 12" Gang of Four EP released in 1980 by Warner Bros. in the US, consisting of songs issued as singles by EMI Records in The UK.