Gang of Four - Damaged Goods

Gang of Four - Damaged Goods

Damaged Goods

Gang Of Four are an English post-punk group from Leeds. Original personnel were singer Jon King, guitarist Andy Gill, bass guitarist Dave Allen and drummer Hugo Burnham. They were fully active from 1977 to 1984, and then re-emerged twice in the 1990s with King and Gill. In 2004, the original line-up reunited ... (read more at Wikipedia)

Links To Peel

Peel was a supporter of the band from the release of their first single on Fast Records and in 1999 chose 'At Home He's A Tourist' as one of the four tracks for the 1979 Peelenium.

In 2006, 'Damaged Goods' appeared on the posthumous John Peel - Right Time, Wrong Speed 1977-1987 compilation.

In 2012, five albums by the Gang Of Four, including their 1990 Peel Sessions release on Strange Fruit, were among the first 100 LPs found filed under the letter G when details of John Peel's record collection were released at TheSpace website.


Three sessions. Debut session originally released on 'The Peel Session EP' (12" Strange Fruit SFRCD104, 1986). All sessions released on 'The Peel Sessions' (LP / CD, Strange Fruit, 1990).

1. Recorded 1979-01-09. First broadcast 18 January 1979. Repeated 06 February 1979, 29 May 1985.

  • I Found That Essence Rare / Return The Gift / 5.45 / At Home He's A Tourist

2. Recorded 1979-07-02. First broadcast 09 July 1979. Repeated 15 August 1979.

  • Natural's Not In It / Not Great Men / Ether / Guns Before Butter

3. Recorded 1981-03-09. First broadcast 12 March 1981. Repeated 30 March 1981.

  • Paralysed / History's Bunk / To Hell With Poverty

Festive Fifty Entries


  • 'At Home (He's A Tourist) (LP-Entertainment!)' (EMI) (Peelenium 1979)

Other Shows Played

The list below is compiled only from the database of this site and is certainly incomplete. Please add further information if known.

(JP: “Now Fast Records have established a fairly wonderful track so far I think, with Mekons, 2.3 and the Human League, and their latest release features Gang Of Four, and all three tracks from the thing are excellent, so I shall play you them all.”)
(JP: “There’s a band that sent us a demo tape about I suppose four of five months ago which wasn’t terribly good. They’ve obviously improved a great deal since then.”)

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