Gang Of Four - Solid Gold

Gang Of Four - Solid Gold

Original Release Date

1981

Release Information

UK LP 1981 (EMI - EMC 3364)
US LP 1981 (Warner Bros - BSK 3565)
Japan CD 2006 (Toshiba-EMI - TOCP-67970)

1 Paralysed 3:21
2 What We All Want 4:56
3 If I Could Keep It For Myself 4:08
4 Outside The Trains Don't Run On Time 3:16
5 Why Theory 2:30
6 Cheeseburger 4:04
7 The Republic 3:20
8 In The Ditch 4:19
9 A Hole In The Wallet 4:01
10 He'd Send In The Army 4:27

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 52, 2 wks

Credits

Recorded January 1981 at Abbey Road
Engineer: Jimmy Douglass
Produced by Jimmy Douglass (The Producers Group) and Gang of Four

Additional Credits

Dave Allen – bass guitar, vocals
Hugo Burnham – drums, vocals
Andy Gill – guitar, vocals
Jon King – vocals, melodica

Reviews & Opinions

RED STARR, SMASH HITS, FEBRUARY 5-18, 1981: As one who had just about written off the Gang Of Four, this comes as a pleasant surprise. The band have lost none of their hard hitting approach on political awareness during their lay-off and have also improved technically. Yet though the familiar sound is here - the blazing metallic guitar, the heavy funk bass, the busy solid drumming, the chanting vocals - they still opt for punch rather than melody, and lyrical strength is no substitute. Thus this album, welcome and well produced as it is, still doesn't match that first brilliant EP on Fast Product. But buy this for its undoubted strengths anyway. (7-and-a-half out of 10).

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Gang Of Four - Solid Gold - UK LP 1981 (EMI - EMC 3364)Gang Of Four - Solid Gold - UK LP 1981 (EMI - EMC 3364)

UK LP 1981 (EMI - EMC 3364). Click here for more

Gang Of Four - Solid Gold - US LP 1981 (Warner Bros - BSK 3565)Gang Of Four - Solid Gold - US LP 1981 (Warner Bros - BSK 3565)

US LP 1981 (Warner Bros - BSK 3565). Click here for more

Gang Of Four - Solid Gold - Japan CD 2006 (Toshiba-EMI - TOCP-67970)

Japan CD 2006 (Toshiba-EMI - TOCP-67970)

 

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