Dave Allen and Hugo Burnham of Gang of Four discuss the band’s new Gang of Four 77-81 box set, their origins in Leeds in 1976, their unique musical interplay, reggae’s influence and seeing Bob Marley, Ramones, and the Clash live, the 2020 death of Andy Gill and possibility of new Gang of Four music, future plans, and more. Supported by you on Patreon, Blackbyrd Myoozik, Live at Massey Hall, Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, and Grandad’s Donuts. Support Y.E.S.S. and Black Women United YEG. Follow vish online.
This episode was recorded before a live studio audience at Workman Arts in Toronto, Ontario during Long Winter on Saturday February 24, 2018. Our discussion delved into how anti-Black racism impacts stress and anxiety levels among artists and creators, and our guest panellists were Sydanie, Sajae Elder, Keith Cunningham, Sharine Taylor, and Coko Galore. Produced by Long Winter and Vish Khanna. Live mix by Aleda Deroche. Recorded by A. David McKinnon. Photos by Shane Parent. Sponsored by Pizza Trokadero, the Bookshelf, Planet Bean Coffee, Grandad’s Donuts, Freshbooks, and Hello Fresh Canada.