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What attracted you to the guitar?
Andy Gill: One of the things I liked was the physicality of the guitar itself. It’s this bit of wood with metal strips that go one way and metal strings that go the other way. You press the metal against the thing, but while you’re doing that, it makes incidental sounds. The scraping, the sound of the finger moving along the string, the sound of the pick against the string. All those scrapes and zips, all those things mixed in with a little bit of a tune made something quite magical. Right from the word “go,” I was interested in the rhythmic side of it. You could play a single note and make a kind of Morse code out of it in a very simple way. When I’m coming up with an idea for a song, say, my starting point is often a drum idea—a beat idea—that feels cool and exciting. You want that excitement and it might come from a drum idea and it might be a pulse on the guitar.

Those ideas are something you hear or something you would play percussively on the guitar?
Gill: When I was working with early Gang of Four, I might say to Hugo [Burnham], he was the drummer at the beginning, “I think the beat should go like this.” He’d play that and then we’d move things around. He’d get a little bit annoyed because I was telling him how to play drums, but those Gang of Four songs were making this sort of tapestry: “The high-hat goes over here, the kick drum goes there, the guitar does this in between.” It all fit together like that.

Source: premierguitar.com

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Andy Gill also played a gold Strat-style guitar (sans neck pickup) particularly in a live 1981 version of “To Hell with Poverty.” one can hear his abrasive, fingernails-on-the-blackboard tone. “A guy called Johnson made these Strat copies,” Gill says. “I liked it and I used it.” Despite his hard attack, Gill notes: “The strings I like are the Hybrid Slinky. The top one is a thin .009 but the bottom ones are maybe .048? Maybe. Ernie Ball makes these ones with heavier lower strings and thinner top strings, which I like.” Source: premierguitar.com

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Gang of Four' Andy Gill main guitar is a Fender Stratocaster Ultra from the late 80's. It has a killswitch and the tone controls are either disconnected or simply not used at all hence the missing knobs. "The guitar I return to again and again is a Strat, and the one that I use most is from the late ’80s with Lace pickups I particularly like because they tend to be less buzzy than some Fenders can be." Source: premierguitar.com

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Tonight!

#RepostSave @cat.clay with @repostsaveapp ・・・ Tomorrow night is Graphic Ear's 2-hour War & Peace music show, in honor of Memorial Day. Thursday, from 6-8 pm on @wayoradio . Slam on your radio dial - 104.3. Or shimmy onto the interwebs stream at wayofm.org.  Be part of the celebration - text us at 585.203.9296 during the show. With sound wizardry by the groovy @jmpaladino . Yowzer.

#radiostillmatters . . . . . .

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3rd time they catch us at a concert #laweekly #gangoffour #thecure #depechemode

"WE are the Mode! You are not..." 👊🏻🖤

Ten Albums in Ten Days
Day 6: Gang of Four- Entertainment
Nice sharp guitars that sound like sheet metal scraping plate glass. The music stuttering and anxious... I first came across Gang of Four in Jr. High, watching Night Flight, they played the movie "Urgh! A Music War" and it changed my life, I finally found the music I was looking for!
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Day 63 of 100 random albums from my collection. #gangoffour #entertainment #emirecords #uk #1979

Au Pairs- It’s Obvious
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Tomorrow night is Graphic Ear's 2-hour War & Peace music show, in honor of Memorial Day. Thursday, from 6-8 pm on @wayoradio . Slam on your radio dial - 104.3. Or shimmy onto the interwebs stream at wayofm.org.  Be part of the celebration - text us at 585.203.9296 during the show. With sound wizardry by the groovy @jmpaladino . Yowzer.

#radiostillmatters . . . . . .

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hitting the road with our carrier bags full of spare clothes
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i’ve always preferred this version or damaged goods to to album one, it packs more punch
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