Gang of Four

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 2003 (The 2004 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?


Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
Entertainment! (1979)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Damaged Goods (1978)
To Hell with Poverty! (1982)

Gang of Four @ Wikipedia

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Will Gang of Four be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."
   

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Ignore my previous comment.

GoF had at least two other great records.

Posted by Liam on Saturday, 02.2.08 @ 07:06am


They seem a long way from being inducted. But, as the Little Red Book says, even a journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

Posted by Vilos Cohaagen on Sunday, 12.6.09 @ 11:49am


I'm not sure where they are on the influence and impact scale, but they did nail down the punk, funk and rock mixture nicely before the Chili Peppers (wouldn't be surprised if they influenced them.) RHCP is probably going to be inducted, so no reason why GOF shouldn't be.

Posted by Sam on Friday, 02.5.10 @ 17:44pm


RHCP have said from the very beginning that they wouldn't have even existed without G4.

They're in Top 500 Albums of All Time in R.S.

Posted by Dennis on Wednesday, 03.10.10 @ 11:33am


"RHCP have said from the very beginning that they wouldn't have even existed without G4." Well you can certainly hear what RHCP would become in GOF. I know Andy Gill produced their first album (haven't listened to it.)

"They're in Top 500 Albums of All Time in R.S." Correct. Entertainment! is at #490. Maybe the people at Rolling Stone do think enough of them to vote for them, but are just facing resistance from the aging, cranky old skeletons on the Committee that are hell-bent on inducting every 50's and 60's act.

Posted by Sam on Wednesday, 03.10.10 @ 18:59pm


They're in Top 500 Albums of All Time in R.S.

Posted by Dennis on Wednesday, 03.10.10 @ 11:33am

Yeah, except for the fact R.S. is a joke. Besides, Entertainment! should have been ranked higher, and it's not their only good album, you know.

"They seem a long way from being inducted. But, as the Little Red Book says, even a journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step." - Vilos Cohaagen

That's the OTHER Gang of Four, Vilos. Stick to your day job Mr. Cohaagen, that turbinium isn't going to mine itself.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Sunday, 11.27.11 @ 13:35pm


At Home He's a Tourist is one of the most addictive songs of all time but Entertainment as a whole is a masterpiece and thankfully is backed up by Solid Gold and Songs for the Free thanks to amazing lyricisms, ballsiness in subject matter and simplistic yet effective musicianship. In addition to Red Hot Chili Peppers (inducted in their third year of eligibility), you can also see how other bands that mix funk and punk in to their sound like Fugazi, Rage Against the Machine and R.E.M. (a day one shoehorning in mind you) so Gang of Four needs to be inducted as soon as possible.

Posted by Nicky Joe on Sunday, 10.23.16 @ 10:14am


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