Hard (Gang of Four album)

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Hard
Studio album by Gang of Four
Released 1983
Genre Post-punk, new wave
Length 36:33
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Howard Albert, Ron Albert, Jon King, Andrew Gill
Gang of Four chronology
Songs of the Free
(1982)
Hard
(1983)
A Brief History of the Twentieth Century
(1990)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars link
Robert Christgau B[1]

Hard is the fourth studio album by the English post-punk group Gang of Four. It was originally released in 1983 on Warner Bros. Records and was the first album to not feature original member Hugo Burnham, while Dave Allen had already left before the previous album, Songs of the Free.

The album was later reissued as part of a two-CD package along with the band's 1981 album Solid Gold.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks composed by Andy Gill and Jon King; except where indicated

  1. "Is It Love" (Gill) – 4:35
  2. "I Fled" – 3:54
  3. "Silver Lining" - 4:13
  4. "Woman Town" (Gill) - 5:12
  5. "A Man With a Good Car" - 3:45
  6. "It Don't Matter" - 3:54
  7. "Arabic" - 3:39
  8. "A Piece of My Heart" - 3:14
  9. "Independence" - 4:05

Personnel[edit]

  • Jon King - vocals, melodica
  • Andrew Gill - guitar, vocals, additional drums
  • Sara Lee - bass
  • Jon Astrop - bass
  • Alfa Anderson, Brenda White, Chuck Kirkpatric, John Sambatero - background vocals
  • Mike Lewis - conductor of strings & horns

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Hard". Robert Christgau.