I found that essence quite common, actually

In honor of the reunion, here's a list of bands that don't sound like Gang Of Four.

Liars = Public Image Limited
!!! = Pigbag
The Rapture = A Certain Ratio
Hot Hot heat = A far, far less Certain Ratio
Moving Units = An unequivocably uncertain ratio
The Fever = Tubeway Army
Franz Ferdinand = like bad Wire or something
Futureheads = XTC
The Killers = Duran Duran
The Bravery = The Killers
Bloc Party = The Cure. Don't you people have ears?
Radio 4 = Kind of.


Blogger trmw said...

word life in futureheads = xtc. i wrote that here too.

3:35 PM  
Blogger Marie said...

i _wish_ !!! sounded like pigbag. i loved pigbag. goddam !!! and their lackluster tribute band skills.

2:20 AM  
Blogger Christopher R. Weingarten said...

Matt: I don't know why anyone who owns a copy of Drums and Wires would want to listen to the Futureheads for more than a minute and half.

Marie: Yeah. You'd think that these bands would be MORE punk than the old ones since it's 20 years later.

I guess the only bands that match the punkness are bands like Erase Errata and Kill Me Tomorrow--but they are more on no wave's jock.

You just can't update post-punk, no wave made it irrevelant for all intents and purposes.

9:44 AM  
Blogger sucka pants said...

wait wait wait. . . Bloc Party DOESN'T sound like Gang of Four? are there two bands named Bloc Party?

3:47 PM  
Blogger Christopher R. Weingarten said...


12:53 AM  

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