Mall (album)

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Mall
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Studio album by Gang of Four
Released 1991
Recorded 1990-91
Studio Maison Rouge, Fulham Broadway; Power Plant Studios, Willesden; Strongroom, Shoreditch
Genre Post-punk, new wave
Length 48:53
Label Polydor
Producer Andy Gill
Gang of Four chronology
A Brief History of the Twentieth Century
(1990)A Brief History of the Twentieth Century1990
Mall
(1991)
Shrinkwrapped
(1995)Shrinkwrapped1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars link
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[1]

Mall is the fifth studio album by Gang of Four.

Seven years after Gang of Four's breakup, founding members Jon King and Andy Gill reteamed for Mall. Slickly produced, with a heavy emphasis on synthesizers and ersatz funk rhythms, the lyrical focus returns the group to the political arena. As suggested by the title, Mall is laced with the usual examinations of consumerism and the economy, while the sample-heavy "F.M.U.S.A." is an essay on the Vietnam War. The album features a cover of Bob Marley's "Soul Rebel".

Track listing[edit]

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

  1. "Cadillac" - 5:29
  2. "Motel" - 3:34
  3. "Satellite" - 3:58
  4. "F.M.U.S.A." (Gill) - 5:01
  5. "Don't Fix What Ain't Broke" (King) - 4:02
  6. "Impossible" - 0:54
  7. "Money Talks" (Gill) - 3:36
  8. "Soul Rebel" (Bob Marley) - 4:05
  9. "Hiromi & Stan Talk" - 0:43
  10. "Colour from the Tube" - 3:45
  11. "Hey Yeah" - 3:42
  12. "Everybody Wants to Come" - 4:01
  13. "World Falls Apart" - 6:08

Personnel[edit]

  • Andy Gill
  • Jon King

with:

Technical
  • Bob Kraushaar, Chad Jackson, Jeremy Allom, Jim Abbiss, Jock Loveband, Mike Pela - mixing

References[edit]

  1. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Gang of Four". Robert Christgau.