Jon King doing his gangly Frankenstein dance, Andy Gill’s signature clarion guitar wails leading into “To Hell with Poverty,” the ritual destruction of a pizza oven — yes, all par for the course. But routine is oh so sweet when delivered by these guys — their fucked up funk rhythms, the mix of scream, recitation, and even a bit of actual singing.
With a fresh new album on the way and 1978 classic “Damaged Goods” still firmly entrenched in post-punk dance party playlists ‘round the good green Earth, Gang of Four are coming back to show us what’s up. Well, most of them are, anyway, as the dude with the dred-head up there looks like he was probably born after the release of Entertainment! and just wrapped up siqq prax with Sevendust.