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When Punk Got the Funk

As punks were looking for some potential pathways out of the cul-de-sacs of their limited soundscapes, they saw in funk a way to expand the punk palette without sacrificing either their ethos or idea(l)s.

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The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the '80s: Part 2: 80 - 61

Just imagine songs this extreme making the American Top 40, let alone the Top 10… unthinkable.

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smallgang: San

The main discriminant between a bluff and the worthwhile is quality, and smallgang have plenty of it.

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Counterbalance No. 145: Gang of Four's 'Entertainment!'

Remember Lot's wife. Renounce all sin and vice. Dream of the perfect life. And listen to Gang of Four’s 1979 debut album. It’s the 145th most acclaimed album of all time. This heaven gives me migraine.

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Daft Punk Is Playing at Your House: 10 Essential Dance-Rock Albums

Today, the intersection of dance music and rock music seems only natural. However, the process has been in the making for decades, and this list provides an introduction to ten of the best albums this genre combination has to offer.

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Gang of Four: Content

Gang of Four's Content is everything you could hope for from a comeback project that taps into nostalgia without simply wallowing in it.

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SXSW Panels: This Is Contemporary Music Industry and Culture

The first day exceeded all expectations. Though several new unsigned, or recently signed artists, had been heard, the day started with the music industry conference.

Jayson Harsin
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Where Were You? - Remembering the Early Mekons

They didn't gain the post-punk popularity of Gang of Four and Delta 5, but the Mekons' first three singles will make you wonder why.

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Gang of Four: Return the Gift (U.S. Version)

Ever get the feeling you've been burned? Gang of Four demonstrates how to stay vital past 40.

Dan Nishimoto

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