Into the Groovy #47 - "I Love a Man in a Uniform"

@teamfreak16 (40020)
Colorado Springs, Colorado
May 3, 2016 6:25pm CST
Gang of Four are a British post-punk band led by guitarist Andy Gill, formed in the late 1970's, with Gill being the only constant. Featuring a lineup of Gill, original vocalist Jon King, bassist Sara Lee, and drummer Hugo Burnham, their 1982 album Songs of the Free yielded the alternative classic "I Love a Man in a Uniform." The song was a minor hit, peaking at #27 on the Billboard Club Play Singles chart. It's an exercise in post-punk dance-funk. If you like A Certain Ratio, odds are you'll dig this. (And the other way around.) Years ago, I had tickets to see Gang of Four at Red Rocks, the first in a four-band lineup of headliners Sisters of Mercy, with Public Enemy and Anthrax. It would have been an epic day had they not cancelled the tour. I'm still bummed. Into the Groovy wants to thank @FourWalls for putting Gang of Four into my head during a discussion the other night.
Exit Bar Music Video Adaptación de la presentación en vivo con el audio original 720p
5 people like this
4 responses
@JohnRoberts (49401)
• Los Angeles, California
4 May 16
Awesome! I had forgotten this song. I swear you must have listened to the same alternative radio station I did.
1 person likes this
@teamfreak16 (40020)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
4 May 16
I used to do an overnight free-form show on the college station I was on. I got to play some of these. This was one of them. I first heard these guys on a college station here in town. Probably a very similar playlist to what you had.
@FourWalls (12505)
• United States
3 May 16
Ah, ha (not A-Ha, mind you ), I flung a craving on you (as we say in the south)!!
1 person likes this
@teamfreak16 (40020)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
3 May 16
I need to give you credit for putting the idea into my head. As far as aha are concerned, I always liked "The Sun Always Shines on TV."
1 person likes this
@Telynor (1201)
• United States
4 May 16
Now you are making me nostalgic for punk music. Sigh. I miss those days.
1 person likes this
@Ronrybs (7283)
• London, England
9 May 16
I remember Gang of Four, but not this one