no image available Outside The Trains Don't Run On Time
Produced by Gang of Four
Released on 1980
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T his was my introduction to Gang of Four, in the form of the lovely little Yellow EP. Rather than punk music, Gang of Four played agitpop: a fusion of punk, pop and politics that wasn’t soon forgotten. The 12-inch cover was plain yellow, no history lessons like Entertainment! and Solid Gold, but the music was anything but yellow, challenging the status quo with its revolutionary approach. “Outside The Trains Don’t Run On Time” is one of the most compelling grooves the Gang has committed to vinyl, “He’d Send In The Army” just a step behind it. To round out the 7-inch, the blunt “It’s Her Factory” and a recently polished “Armalite Rifle” were added. The entire Yellow EP was later appended to the 1995 reissue of Entertainment!

TRACK LISTING

  1. OUTSIDE THE TRAINS DON'T RUN ON TIME
  2. HE'D SEND IN THE ARMY

    Yellow EP track listing
  3. OUTSIDE THE TRAINS DON'T RUN ON TIME    (Gang of Four)    3:13
  4. HE'D SEND IN THE ARMY    (Gang of Four)    3:39
  5. IT'S HER FACTORY    (Gang of Four)    3:07
  6. ARMALITE RIFLE    (Gang of Four)    2:48

CREDITS

DAVE ALLEN -- bass
HUGO BURNHAM -- drums
ANDY GILL -- guitar
JON KING -- vocals

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK 1980 EMI/Zonophone 7" Z1 picture sleeve
NET 1980 EMI 7" 1A 006 63837  
US 1980 Warner Bros. EP MINI 3494 a.k.a. Yellow EP

 

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