Solid Gold was the second album by Leeds post-punk group Gang of Four. It was originally released in 1981. The band mixed politically charged lyrics with angular rock, funk and dub. Their sound became hugely influential on a number of british bands in the early 2000s such as Franz Ferdinand and Bloc Party. Solid Gold is reissued on 180g vinyl. Classic!
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9/10 Jack 15th October 2015
Here, on Solid Gold, mixing punk, postpunk, funk, dance, and just a bit of free jazz, the Gang of Four wildly succeed in producing one of the 80s finest musical hours. The key to this record are probably the tight rhythms which the band produces. In fact, the bass lines here are anything but simple, whereas the guitar lines are effectively simple, and sharply rhythmic. This has some of this band's best, and best known, songs, including "What We All Want", "In The Ditch", "Outside The Trains Don't Run On Time", and "To Hell With Poverty".
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