Gang Of Four

(Leeds, West Yorkshire 77 – 83)


Official Pre-79 Releases;

Armalite rifle 7” (Fast Product, FAST-5) recorded Jun 78, released Oct 78
Tracks: Armalite rifle, Damaged goods, Love like anthrax


Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Corn Exchange, Leeds 15-5-77
Tracks: We Condemn The Gang Of Four, 10 Plus One, Waiting For My Elevator, Day Tripper, Give Me A Reason, The Times, Armalite Rifle, John Stonehouse, What We All Want, C.S.A., We Condemn The Gang Of Four (Reprise), John Stonehouse (encore)

Demo recorded late 77
Tracks: Love not lost, Damaged goods

Demo recorded early 78
Tracks: The things you do, Iron man, Hold up my weekend, He called me a wanker, Armalite rifle, Anthrax


Further Information;

Line up:

Jon King (voc)
Andy Gill (gtr)
Dave Allen (bass)
Hugo Burnham (drms)


Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
15/05/77 Corn Exchange, Leeds (1st gig)
19/11/77 Ilkley College of Education
13/12/77 F Club (Ace of Clubs), Leeds (?)
09/03/78 University of East Anglia, Norwich
10/03/78 Lyceum, Strand, London
18/03/78 Leeds University
19/05/78 St George’s Hall, Bradford
10/06/78 Leeds University
13/07/78 Kellingly Social Club, Nottingham
14/07/78 Russell Club, Manchester
15/07/78 Brewery Arts Centre, Kendal
19/07/78 Leeds Polytechnic
30/07/78 Tiffany’s, Hull
07/08/78 Outlook Club, Doncaster
08/08/78 77 Club, Nuneaton
10/08/78 De Grey Rooms, York
11/08/78 Sandpiper, Nottingham
12/08/78 Eric’s, Liverpool
15/08/78 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
25/08/78 Friars (Maxwell Hall), Aylesbury
16/09/78 Eric’s, Liverpool
28/09/78 Communal Building, Bradford
13/10/78 Nashville Rooms, Kensington, London
19/10/78 Village Bowl, Bournemouth
20/10/78 Pier Pavilion, Hastings
28/10/78 Electric Ballroom, Camden High St, London
04/11/78 Electric Ballroom, Camden High St, London
09/11/78 Acklam Hall, Ladbrooke Grove, London
16/11/78 Revolution Club, York
17/11/78 Russell Club, Manchester
18/11/78 Eric’s, Liverpool
25/11/78 Friars (Maxwell Hall), Aylesbury
03/12/78 Greyhound, Park Lane, Croydon
16/12/78 Thames Polytechnic, Woolwich, London
21/12/78 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
(?) = noted but some uncertainty with date or whether band played
(*) = band originally booked but did not appear / gig cancelled and/or date moved