Very sad to read that Andy Gill
guitarist with Gang of Four
has passed away at only 64.
A band that I only have a couple of albums by but one who have a well deserved reputation as politcally sound post punk performers.And it was also music you could shake your booty to.
That he passed away just after we exited the UK makes his passing all the more galling.
Rest easy Andy
Gang of Four - To Hell With Poverty
Gang of Four - At Home He's a Tourist
Gang of Four - I Love a Man in Uniform
Live in 1979 at a tiny venue in Cardiff's Colchester Avenue concert- stupendously good concert. Never danced so much in my life. Gill seemed to play almost against the rhythm. Entertainment indeed. Very sad news.ReplyDelete
Very sad news indeed. Ought to play their records once again,ReplyDelete
Totally original guitarist- the songs above prove it.ReplyDelete
I was lucky enough to see Gang of Four a handful of times between 1979-81, they were memorable and inspirational shows. This is very sad news.ReplyDelete
I was so excited yesterday when I turned on KEXP and I Love a Man in Uniform was playing. About a minute later that bad feeling crept in when I started asking myself what would possess the DJ to play it. After all, I couldn't ever remember hearing it on the airwaves. By the end of the song, I just knew. For those of us of a certain age, we are losing our heroes so regularly now... RIP, Andy.ReplyDelete