Gang Of Four released their first album, Entertainment! back in 1979 riding the very strong wave of post-punk. they rode the wave until 1983, when the band called it a day. Of course, like any great band, it’s hard to give up the ghost when you were so good, and so influential. Flea of Red Hot Chili Peppers called Gang of Four his primary source of influence. Punk influences in Rock, and Funk led the day in the band’s first run releases.
In the ’90s, the band reunited with Andy Gill and Jon King. The original four came back together in the early 2000s. Today, only Andy Gill remains. However, his talent is such that this iteration of Gang Of Four is quite satisfying. and the new band assembled keeps the freshness of Rock and Roll on at full throttle. If you are a Gang Of Four fan, you’ll likely really enjoy what you will hear in the two tracks off What Happens Next provided below.
On February 24 (US), March 2 (UK), Gang Of Four will release their newest album, What Happens Next. There are two streaming tracks from the set available at SoundCloud (see below). Judging by what those two tracks sound like, I’d say easily enough that fans will be treated to some excellent music.
What Happens Next will contain ten new tracks. It will be made available on CD, DD, and vinyl LP.