Posted By: GuardiansGuitar RIP Andy Gill - 02/01/20 08:00 PM
Shocked and saddened to hear of Andy Gill's untimely passing at 64. I interviewed him when Gang Of Four Official appeared at The Chapel just last February.

“I’ve always approached Gang of Four’s music fundamentally the same,” he told me when I interviewed him on the stage after soundcheck. “It’s just the guitar, bass, drums, and vocals sitting next to each other and working with each other in a kind of matrix, rather than layering parts on top of each other. We lock into each other and the rhythm is carefully thought out so that it’s funky and exciting. Sometimes, I worry if even that is simple enough. I mean, when you hear a Muddy Waters' record, and he’s in a room tapping his foot on the floor and you hear him kicking his guitar and you hear his voice—THAT is thrilling. That is my touchstone. If I’m layering stuff, I’m going wrong.”
Posted By: desertbluesman Re: RIP Andy Gill - 02/02/20 02:29 AM
RIP Andy Gill, I was not aware of him nor the Gang Of Four at all. Rest in peace Andy Gill.
Posted By: Larryz Re: RIP Andy Gill - 02/02/20 04:10 AM
Rest in Peace Andy Gill...
Posted By: GuardiansGuitar Re: RIP Andy Gill - 02/02/20 04:26 AM
For those interested, here is my last interview with Andy from February 9, 2019...
Posted By: Mark Schmieder Re: RIP Andy Gill - 02/02/20 06:32 AM
One of my biggest influences (more on bass than guitar as my guitar work is mostly acoustic).

Without Gang of Four, would there have been Talking Heads or Red Hot Chili Peppers?

I could kick myself for skipping their San Francisco show last year, just because I couldn't get anyone to go with me, so I figured "next time".

I did luckily see them with Sara Lee on bass and the awesome Bongos opening for them, back in the 80's. Crazy energy!
Posted By: Caevan O'Shite Re: RIP Andy Gill - 02/03/20 06:07 AM
Posted By: p90jr Re: RIP Andy Gill - 02/03/20 04:17 PM
A genius in many areas in my opinion. RIP!
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