In the late 60's The Gang of Four effectively controlled the Communist Party of China. In the late 70's and early 80's a Leeds band of the same name effectively controlled the post punk landscape of England. Their debut, Entertainment, was and remains a classic while its immediate successors Solid Gold and Songs Of The Free weren't too bad either. The band broke up in 1984 and again, after a brief revival, 1995 before reforming as a live band a decade later when their influence was apparent among their then new piers.
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60 years ago Mao Zedong proclaimed the birth of the People's Republic of China at Tiananmen.
30 years later and no less revolutionary (albeit in a different setting - Leeds), Gang of Four released their debut album Entertainment. Taking their name from the faction that struggled for...