Andy Gill RIP

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by Highroller, Feb 1, 2020.

  1. Highroller

    Highroller Synchromatic

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    Jun 11, 2015
    Portland, OR
    Sorry to report the passing of Gang of Four guitarist Andy Gill.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/02/01/arts/music/andy-gill-dead.html

    I loved Andy's jagged, percussive and massively noisy playing. I remember seeing Gang of Four way back in the day, along with a virtually unknown opening act - REM. Blew me away then, still does now. Whenever I just wanna rip loud and loaded with feedback, To Hell With Poverty is one of my favorite numbers to play.

    He was only 64. That's two years older than me. Makes you think...

    RIP Mr. Gill, you'll be missed.
     
  2. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I Love a Man in a Uniform. RIP Mr Gill.
     
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  3. mbkri

    mbkri Country Gent

    Sep 22, 2012
    Chicago

    distinctive noise, so wound up, so visceral.
    Gang of four were important
     
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  4. Jeff67

    Jeff67 Synchromatic

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  5. Daktari9

    Daktari9 Gretschie

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    Dec 17, 2010
    Australia
    SAD news I saw Gang of four a few years back with the original singer in Sydney at the Gaelic Club.Always a fan of his guitar playing since the early eighties
     
  6. Aymara

    Aymara Friend of Fred

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    RIP ... too bad I never saw GO4 live.

    And 64 is definitely too young to die.
     
  7. ALS57

    ALS57 Gretschie

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    Jun 17, 2019
    London
    Sad news. Happy memories of seeing them in their early days around Sheffield and Leeds . Nobody sounded like go4.
     
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  8. thunder58

    thunder58 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Dec 23, 2010
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    Although I've never heard of him or the band , it's always said when we lose someone we admired musically
    R.I.P. Andy Gill
    way too young
    :(
     
  9. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

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    Oct 18, 2015
    Germany
    So sad to hear that. Way too young.
     
  10. snakestretcher

    snakestretcher Gretschie

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    Sep 7, 2009
    England
    Never heard of the man until today.
     
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