Funk and dub fans Gang of Four helped launch a post-punk subgenre that built song structures on rhythm-section vamps, with the guitarist providing noise, texture, and tonal/atonal touchstones/tangents. As theorized by Bowie, Eno, and Byrne and practiced by PiL, U2, and others, the politics of this aesthetic—that the worker class in the rhythm section is equal to the guitar-singer elite—proved impossible to realize. Quickly, Lydon-Levene, Bono-Edge, and Gang of Four's Jon King and Andy Gill became the glimmer twins of their... More >>>