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Old 01-02-2020, 07:30 PM
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Andy Gill, RIP

Very sad to hear that Andy Gill, guitarist with the Gang of Four, has died.

I have to say I always found the GoF's music a little too earnest compared with their jokey chums the Mekons, but I certainly appreciated Andy Gill as a guitarist.

Also knew him vaguely in my student days. He was one of the good guys.
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Old 01-02-2020, 08:43 PM
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Old 01-02-2020, 08:45 PM
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Really an extraordinary guitarist, but weirdly overlooked - everyone talks about the politics with Go4, but to me, he was the difference. RIP
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An incredibly influential guitarist from one of my favourite groups of that era. Thanks for the memories and RIP.
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Old 02-02-2020, 01:03 PM
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I don't think it's too much to state that he was a pioneer. Extraordinary guitar style. Uncompromising musician. Hugely influential. Gang of Four were a band who showed that 'punk' could be thoughtful, expansive and could cross genres.
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Gang of Four were a great band - saw them at Croydon Greyhound around 1978 with Penetration I think and thought they were excellent and Andy Gill’s guitar was so different to anyone else around at that time

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Old 02-02-2020, 01:21 PM
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Saw them supporting Steel Pulse in 1980 - the Au Pairs, Mekons and I think John Cooper Clark were also on the bill.
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So very sad to hear this, was listening to Entertainment only last Thursday

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Saw them supporting Steel Pulse in 1980 - the Au Pairs, Mekons and I think John Cooper Clark were also on the bill.
That would have been a concert and a half
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Old 02-02-2020, 05:58 PM
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It was great, but it was at the Rainbow, so seated - though they kind of stopped trying to stop people skanking about for the top two acts.
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Sadly never saw them but influenced many of my favourite bands.
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This version of Damaged Goods really captures them for me.
Greyhound '78 was a special gig. Superb.

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And this was filmed at aforementioned gig at the rainbow:
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so was this:

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Andy’s wife, Catherine Mayer, thinks he contracted Coronavirus in China in November, and that this was what killed him - fascinating listen: To view the link you have to Register or Login
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