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  Gang of Four - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Gang of Four (Simplified Chinese: 四人帮, Traditional Chinese: 四人幫; pinyin: Sì rén bāng) was a group of Communist Party of China leaders in the People's Republic of China who were arrested and removed from their positions in 1976, following the death of Mao Zedong, and were blamed for the events of the Cultural Revolution.
In 1981, the four deposed leaders were subjected to a show trial and convicted of anti-party activities.
All members of the "Gang of four" have since died; Jiang Qing died soon after her release, though some allege she committed suicide, Wang Hongwen died in 1992, Zhang Chunqiao died in April 2005 and Yao Wenyuan died in December 2005.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gang_of_Four_(China)   (777 words)

 Gang of Four (band) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Gang of Four's later albums (Songs of the Free and Hard) found them softening some of their more jarring qualities, and drifting towards dance-funk and disco.
Gang of Four went on to influence a number of successful funk-tinged alternative rock acts throughout the 80s and 90s, (even, arguably, many rap-rock and nu metal groups "not in touch with their ancestry enough to realize it" [2]), although few of their followers were as arty or political.
Gang of Four can also be credited as one of the early influences on techno or electronic music; they released dance remixes of several later singles.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Gang_of_Four_(band)   (827 words)

 Gang of Four - Biography - AOL Music
Fueled by the fury of punk rock and radical political theory, Gang of Four successfully welded the two in an inspired display of polemics and music that addressed the vagaries of life in the modern world (including love and romance) as matters of political inquiry.
What made Gang of Four's polemical clang'n'roll so compelling was that it worked as harsh, bracing, and ultimately liberating rock & roll.
But legends die hard, and Gang of Four experienced a mini-renaissance in the early '90s with the release of two excellent collections (A Brief History of the Twentieth Century and The Peel Sessions Album).
music.aol.com /artist/gang-of-four/4337/biography   (532 words)

 RPGnet: Review of Gang of Four
Gang of Four isn't a strategy game of the type that's usually reviewed at RPGnet; rather it's a commercial production of a classic card game (though one not widely available in the Occidental world), produced in a distinctively Oriental style.
Gang of Four is essentially a card game packaged as a board game, a type of packaging which honestly bugs me a little bit because it tends to create large, mostly empty boxes, and because it increases price point.
Gang of Four is a member of a family of Value Climbing card games, where play continues along an ascending ladder of card values until the top is reached; they tend to combine features of Set Making and Card Matching games, to look at them from a purely Western perspective.
www.rpg.net /reviews/archive/9/9119.phtml   (2222 words)

 P17 GANG OF FOUR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Gang Of Four's Dave Allen was in the NME this week laying out the band's grand plan.
"Gang Of Four doesn't believe in the individual, and we believe that whatever you do is 'political' with a small 'p'.
I don't think Gang Of For is in opposition to rock music, because the opposition to rock music could be said to be avant-garde, which would then be elitist, which is definitely what we do not want, to be elite.
www.shriekback.com /p17_gang_of_four.htm   (289 words)

 Funagain Games: Gang of Four
Gang of Four is terrific fun for adults and children and is a highly addictive card game for your family or friends.
Both Gang of Four and Tichu are variants of the same game and so the obvious question at this point is which is better.
This is known as the Gang of Four.
www.funagain.com /control/product/~product_id=013831   (3059 words)

 Gang of Four Review
Gang of Four is a ladder or climbing game where players attempt to evacuate their hands by playing a variety of familiar Poker combinations with each combination valued greater than the previous.
Gang of Four can certainly be played casually, hitting the table only a few times per year as a social activity.
Gang of Four is one of the few card games that can compete with the depth of a board game.
www.thegamesjournal.com /reviews/GangOfFour.shtml   (2624 words)

 Rolling Stone : Gang of Four Return
Gang of Four, one of the most influential late-Seventies post-punk groups, are set to play their first shows with their original line-up in over twenty years.
Gang of Four formed in 1977 when the members were university students in Leeds.
The Four called it quits in 1984, but in the Nineties Gill and King resurrected the band with new members for two albums that were met with mixed reviews.
www.rollingstone.com /news/story/6803009/gang_of_four_return   (710 words)

Gang Of Four, an unsigned punk band from Leeds (named after the renegade communist faction led by Mao's widow, who staged a 10-day leadership coup in China two years earlier), have managed to get a booking at what is still the most insalubrious nightspot in the so-called "Great Border City".
That Gang Of Four aren't necessarily the first point of reference when exposing the second-hand ideas of today's plagiarists is perhaps down to their subsequent career, one which ultimately failed to match the achievement of their debut.
As a guitarist he is also the narrator, to the degree that the Gang of Four, their words not much less cut up than their sound, used one.
www.gillmusic.com /go4_history.html   (2361 words)

 Gang of Four
The term, Gang of Four, was first used to describe four powerful radicals in Communist China that rose to power during the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976) and dominated Chinese politics during the early 1970s.
Led by Jiang Qing, a former actress and the power-hungry wife of Chairman Mao, the Gang of Four dominated political, economic and cultural life in China for years.
The Gang of Four card game was first conceived during the upheaval of the Cultural Revolution.
www.boardgamegeek.com /game/3085   (503 words)

 Gang of Four - Search Results - ninemsn Encarta
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au.encarta.msn.com /Gang_of_Four.html   (178 words)

For bands such as Gang of Four, Mission of Burma and Wire, sitting back and complaining about nicked riffs and stolen concepts isn't nearly as satisfying as returning to the stage and showing the now-receptive audiences how it's done.
(Allen went on to form the art-pop group Shriekback.) To Gang of Four fans steeped in the style of the first two records, watching singer Jon King mime the no-bones-about-it disco of “I Love a Man in Uniform” on TV in the early '80s was a bit much.
Gang of Four's two-night stand at The Fillmore in San Francisco, for example, drew sold-out crowds of older fans and younger scenesters curious about a group that serves as the genetic blueprint for so many indie- and dance-rock bands.
remixmag.com /mag/remix_gang_four/index.html   (824 words)

 Willamette Week Online | Music | MUSIC & NIGHTLIFE | Volume | The Gang's All Here | Wednesday February 9th, 2005   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Gang of Four begins its U.S. tour May 1 at the Coachella Music Festival.
After 23 years apart, post-punk darlings Gang of Four reunite, and Dave Allen is there with a more, um, mature point of view.
Gang of Four feeds off that energy; we will have to work hard to maintain our edge tonight.
www.wweek.com /story.php?story=5997   (1980 words)

 Writing.Com: Inside The Gang of Four
If this was the extent of the Gang of Four’s kingdom, it appeared I had not infiltrated the meetings of a sinister cult out to manipulate free speech to its own dastardly ends, but rather had stumbled upon a committee meeting of an eccentric provincial conservation society.
Four of the Trolls detached themselves from the group and jumped onto the stage, where they pinned the weakling virgin down and began rubbing a glutinous balm all over their hapless victim.
When Vader rashly referred to a “Gang of Four” ranged against him, (naming in the process Monkey_Magic, Roxanne, THI, and Stavros as the members, and ensuring their position on the silver thrones), the organisation had a name, and a public persona which protected the leader from closer study.
www.writing.com /main/books/entry_id/268926   (9365 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Entertainment: Music: Gang of Four   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The Gang of Four at this time were a heady, dancing and shattering mix; trenchant political lyrics, funk or reggae basslines coupled with propulsive drum patterns and dissonant, shearing, tearing guitar.
The later Gang of Four albums had their moments, but this one is all highlights from beginning to end.
I saw the Gang play live years after their prime, with a replacement drummer and bassist but Andy Gill and Jon King were still as intense as ever.
www.amazon.co.uk /Entertainment-Gang-Four/dp/B00003WG0M   (1193 words)

 Perfect Sound Forever- ANDY GILL (Gang of Four) INTERVIEW
Rather than a hard-fast rush with anti-everything lyrics, Gang of Four reconfigured the whole guitar-bass-drum line-up into a harsh, funky sound with distraught, politically-tinged slogans atop.
Gang of Four was radically different from that.
Because Gang of Four was quite radical and extreme in certain ways, some people REALLY loved it and really got it and were really enthusiastic.
www.furious.com /perfect/gangoffour.html   (3604 words)

 VH1.com : Gang of Four - Urge Music Downloads
Gang of Four is beating them to the punch.
One of the most influential post-punk bands of the 1980s, GOF's original members - singer Jon King, guitarist Andy Gill, drummer Hugo Burnham and bassist Dave Allen - began their rapprochement last year with a number of rapturously received UK live shows.
If you recall what Gang of Four was doing in that early period, it could never have been anything but a cult band.
www.vh1.com /artists/interview/1501101/050205/gang_of_four.jhtml   (1412 words)

Understanding better than anyone the contradictions of their position, Gang Of Four had no choice but to plow through them: analyzing the lies of entertainment at the same time that they worked within the entertainment industry; analyzing the commodification of their lives at the same time that they commodified themselves.
Gang Of Four left behind a body of work that asks a sequence of cogent, critical questions, which have rarely been addressed, let alone answered, in pop music before or since.
Their iconoclastic approach derived from their attempt to rebuild pop music from first principles: outside fashion, of the moment, and as far from being frozen in the amber of pop styles as they could ever be.
webhome.idirect.com /~boweevil/gof.html   (4098 words)

 BBC - OneMusic Documentaries - Time For Heroes: Gang Of Four
Gang of Four were always going to be too politically abrasive and musically off-kilter for mainstream assimilation, and yet, two decades later there is no hipper name to drop than these legends in subversive art-pop.
The sound they made on their first four albums and their live shows were like no others.
Everyone namedrops Gang Of Four and Orange Juice, but the Stranglers are the missing link between Zappa/Beefheart and the early 80's post punk scene.
www.bbc.co.uk /radio1/onemusic/documentaries/gangoffour533p01.shtml   (763 words)

 DISCORDER Gang of Four Jancember/Decembuary 2005
Though many cringe at the thought of their favourite reunited bands making music after years apart (the Pixies, anyone?), Allen feels that Gang of Four is still capable of making music that explores new frontiers.
The thing that sets Gang of Four apart from the plethora of late–‘70s punks was a personal touch that no other band approached.
Whether or not this means Gang of Four will be as controversial today as they were during their first incarnation is irrelevant; Allen, an outspoken enemy of nostalgia, isn’t expecting to recapture anything except the power of the band’s live show.
discorder.citr.ca /features/05decgang.html   (1066 words)

 Amazon.com: Entertainment: Music: Gang of Four   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The same year American college students and FM radio stations found hipness in the Clash's "Train in Vain," a quartet of students from England's Leeds University calling themselves Gang of Four released their debut album.
This is a ground breaking record - countless bands since have completely ripped off the Gang Of Four's sound - which, by the way, was entirely innovative at the date of its release.
Gang of Four's politically charged funky rhythms and noise sounded like nothing before, and I started expanding my listening choices to bands such as Medium,Medium and Mission of Burma, and a band from Boston called Native Tongue and many others.
www.amazon.com /Entertainment-Gang-Four/dp/B0007Z9R8Y   (1467 words)

 Amazon.ca: Gang of Four (Widescreen): DVD: Jacques Rivette,Bulle Ogier,Benoît Régent,Fejria Deliba,Laurence ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The four members of the class (Fejria Deliba, Nathalie Richard, Bernadette Giraud and Ines de Medeiros D'Almeida) are assigned to study the text of the Marivaux play Double Infidelities.
Now, it just so happens that the four actresses share an apartment...and as they begin allowing the Marivaux play to influence their offstage lives, they share a lot more than room and board.
A winner of the Berlin Film Festival International Critics prize, Gang of Four maintains an acceptable level of suspense and sexual intrigue throughout, though the spell is broken by a confusing climax.
www.amazon.ca /Gang-Four-Widescreen-Jacques-Rivette/dp/B00005TNF8   (910 words)

 NME.COM - News - 'ENTERTAINMENT!' GUARANTEED!   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Gang of Four - A Brief History of the Twentieth Century £12.99 from Amazon UK
Find out more about Gang Of Four in the pages of NME Magazine, delivered straight to your door every week.
THE GANG OF FOUR are to reform for a UK tour.
www.nme.com /news/110519.htm   (170 words)

 BBC ON THIS DAY | 26 | 1981: 'Gang of four' launches new party
The Gang of Four, the nick-name of the four Labour defectors who set up the SDP, outlined their hopes of winning, with the Liberals, a majority in the Commons.
The Gang of Four describe themselves as a left-of-centre party and is the first to be run in Britain with a one-member one-vote system for policies and selection.
The four left Labour citing major differences over European and defence policies as the party has taken a sharp turn to the left under leader Michael Foot.
news.bbc.co.uk /onthisday/hi/dates/stories/march/26/newsid_2531000/2531151.stm   (560 words)

 Gang Of Four   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
The authors of the DesignPatternsBook came to be known as the "Gang of Four." The name of the book ("Design Patterns: Elements of Reusable Object-Oriented Software") is too long for e-mail, so "book by the gang of four" became a shorthand name for it.
That got shortened to "GOF book", which is pretty cryptic the first time you hear it.
"Gang of Four" was originally a reference to certain people of note in Maoist China.
c2.com /cgi/wiki?GangOfFour   (337 words)

 Gang of Four - AOL Music
All members of the "Gang of four" have since died; Jiang Qing died soon after...
The Gang of Four or simply GoF is also referred to the authors of the book...
Download, listen and watch Gang of Four music, mp3's, song lyrics, music videos, Internet radio, live performances, concerts, and more on AOL Music.
music.aol.com /artist/gang-of-four/4337/main   (157 words)

 Gang Of Four: Not Great Men
GIG NEWS: Gang Of Four are back, with the original lineup playing their first shows together for more than 20 years.
A detailed list of V/A compilations featuring Gang Of Four tracks (although brief details are included in the main discography).
A BBC Radio 1 documentary on Gang Of Four was broadcast on the evening of 17 August 2005.
www.notgreatmen.com   (459 words)

 Gang of Four's revolution backfires - Business - Business - smh.com.au
The new chief executive, Sol Trujillo, brought three compatriots with him to run Telstra, an assemblage known as the Three Amigos.
But the crew may be better labelled the Gang of Four, after China's post-Mao leaders who were blamed for the chaos of the Cultural Revolution.
With a fundamentally ill-conceived open-mouth policy, Telstra's Gang of Four has, so far, bungled both.
www.smh.com.au /news/national/gang-of-fours-revolution-backfires/2005/09/06/1125772522114.html   (447 words)

 Gang of Four all gone
Yao Wenyuan, the last living member of the Gang of Four is dead.
Yao Wenyuan was the most cultured of the Gang of Four, but when cultured people do bad things, they are far worse than when uncultured people do them.
...The youngest gang member, Wang Hongwen, died of liver cancer in a Beijing hospital in 1992 while serving a life sentence.
www.danwei.org /trends_and_buzz/gang_of_four_all_gone.php   (322 words)

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