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Description: Entertainment! is the debut album by English post-punk band Gang of Four, released in September 1979. This album was released on EMI in the UK and on Warner Bros. in the U.S.. The music on the first album shows clearly the influence of punk, yet also incorporates funk and less-obvious influences of reggae and dub, similar to other bands at the time such as Public Image Ltd., Pere Ubu, and The Pop Group. As with these other influential post-punk bands, the bass is mixed much more prominently than it typically is in rock or punk (However is still very silent compared to other Gang Of Four Releases). The album has attracted p ... (more)
Manufacturer: EMI
Release date: 24 September 1979
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0724383214624 UPC: 766486533622
Tags: Rock (2), 1970's (2), Post-Punk (2), Indie (1), UK (1), English (1), England (1), 1979 (1), Debut (1), Album (1), Debut Album (1), Leeds (1)
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The 100 Best Albums of the 1970s (100 music items)

"Gang of Four - Entertainment!, 1979 "

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RS: 40 Greatest Punk Albums of All-Time (40 music items)

"Fusing James Brown and early hip-hop with the bullet-point minimalism of the Ramones, Gang of Four were a genuine revolutionary force in their pursuit of working-class justice. The Leeds foursome bound their Marxist critique in tightly wound knots of enraged funk and avenging-disco syncopation, slashed by guitarist Andy Gill's blues-free swordplay."

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Best albums I've heard (416 music items)
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500 CDs You Must Own Before You Die! (500 music items)

"Throwing down the post-punk gauntlet, Gang of Fourโ€™s debut is a powder keg full of paradoxes: Chilly vocals and jagged shards of guitar keep you at a shivering distance, while Marxist lyrics and a deep-groovinโ€™ rhythm section provoke both action and reaction. Standout track: โ€œAnthraxโ€"

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2,020 Albums You Must Hear Before the World Ends (1714 music items)

"ENTERTAINMENT! (1979) GANG OF FOUR Review coming soon... FAV TRACKS: "Ether"; "At Home He's a Tourist"; "Anthrax"; "Natural's Not In It"; "Not Great Men"; "Contract"; "5.45"; "I Found That Essence Rare"; "Damaged Goods"; "Return the Goods" "

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