Gang Of Four Crowdfunding Live Album With $1,000 Smashed Microwave

Jon King, the original singer of British post-punk legends Gang Of Four, is known for bashing a microwave with a bat as a form of percussion during the song “He’d Send In The Army.” It’s kind of his thing! Although King exited the band a few years ago, leaving guitarist Andy Gill as the only remaining founding member present on this year’s What Happens Next and the subsequent tour, it seems that new vocalist John “Gaoler” Sterry has been carrying on the tradition:

Beating the shit out of a microwave? Gang of Four you guys rock

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Gang Of Four recorded two of their shows from this year’s tour, one at New York’s Irving Plaza in March and one at London’s Islington Assembly Hall last month, and they’re planning on releasing the former on DVD and the latter as a Gang Of Four Live In London album. The band have set up a PledgeMusic crowdfunding page to sell pre-orders, and they’re offering memorabilia as rewards. £100 ($148) will net you a signed handwritten setlist, £150 ($222) will get you a guitar broken during “Anthrax,” and finally, £750 ($1112) will allow you to claim ownership of “Gang Of Four’s original and indestructible Microwave, as attempted to be destroyed every night on tour during ‘He’d Send In The Army,'” which also comes with a “signed letter of authenticity from Andy Gill.”

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