A Brief History of the Twentieth Century

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A Brief History of the Twentieth Century
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Compilation album by Gang of Four
Released December 1990
Recorded 1979-1983
Genre Post-punk, post-disco, new wave, dance-rock, college rock[1]
Length 76:20
Label Warner Bros.
Gang of Four chronology
Hard
(1983)
A Brief History of the Twentieth Century
(1990)
Mall
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau A−[2]

A Brief History of the Twentieth Century is the first compilation album by Gang of Four. It was released in December 1990.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "At Home He's a Tourist" 3:32
2. "Damaged Goods" 3:28
3. "Natural's Not in It" 3:06
4. "Not Great Men" 3:06
5. "Anthrax" 4:23
6. "Return the Gift" 3:06
7. "It's Her Factory" 3:09
8. "What We All Want [recorded live at Hammersmith Palais, 30/03/81]" 5:11
9. "Paralysed" 3:22
10. "A Hole in the Wallet" 3:24
11. "Cheeseburger" 4:07
12. "To Hell With Poverty!" 4:37
13. "Capital (It Fails Us Now)" 4:03
14. "Call Me Up" 3:36
15. "I Will Be a Good Boy" 3:10
16. "The History of the World" 4:39
17. "I Love a Man in Uniform" 4:07
18. "Is It Love" 4:34
19. "Woman Town" 4:30
20. "We Live as We Dream, Alone" 3:37

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Anderson, Rick. A Brief History of the Twentieth Century at AllMusic. Retrieved December 28, 2009.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Gang of Four". Robert Christgau.