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Gang Of Four

Post punk pioneers Gang of Four take over the 6 Mix. Formed by singer John King and guitarist Andy Gill at Leeds University in 1977, Gang of Four released a string of acclaimed singles in the late 1970s and early 1980s including 'Damaged Goods' and 'I Love A Man In Uniform.' For a period of time they became one of Britain's most talked-about bands, but future releases failed to live up to the hype and by the mid 1980s, the band had drifted into obscurity. A series of releases during the early 1990s helped them maintain a cult following, but eventually the band called it a day in 1994. Many expected Gang of Four to become a footnote in musical history, but all of sudden, in the early 2000s, a wave of then hot new bands including Franz Ferdinand, The Rapture and the Futureheads started citing Gang of Four's early material as a key influence on their sound. Following this fresh and unexpected wave of interest, Gill and King reformed the band in 2004 and started recording again. As they prepare to release their first new album in 16 years entitled 'Content', Andy and John take over the 6 Mix decks to play a selection of music from the last 40 years which inspired them to make music and has informed the sound of their new LP.

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Sun 23 Jan 2011 20:00