Gang of Four – ‘Another Day/Another Dollar’ US Special Edition 12″ EP (Warner Brothers, MINI 3646, 1982)

‘Another Day/Another Dollar’ is a 12″ vinyl EP by Gang of Four, released in January 1982 in the US. It gathers together stray tracks previously unreleased in the US from the two UK singles that were issued immediately before and after 1981’s ‘Solid Gold’ LP – plus some exclusive material in the form of a couple of live recordings, again of ‘Solid Gold’ tracks, only available on this EP.

Another Day/Another Dollar front cover design

^ Another Day/Another Dollar front cover design

For me, this period of the Gang of Four was absolutely spot on – whether it be the funk stylings bringing that extra edge to proceedings while the caustic intensity of Andy Gill’s guitar interrupts as much as it drives, or the multi-vocal barrage – in particular the ‘To Hell With Poverty’/’Capital (It Fail’s us now)’ single was something special. Sadly, it marked the last outing for Dave Allen on bass from this original line-up, who would depart during a US tour.

Another Day/Another Dollar rear cover design

^ Another Day/Another Dollar rear cover design

Having long been out of print, the EP saw a second life in the mid-’90s with re-issues that combined ‘Solid Gold’ and ‘Another Day/Another Dollar’ onto single CDs, first with a US release on the ‘Infinite Zero’ label, then on EMI in the UK.

Another Day/Another Dollar side one label design

^ Another Day/Another Dollar side one label design

Side One:

  1. To Hell With Poverty (Extended Version)
  2. Capital (It Fails Us Now)
  3. History’s Bunk! 2:57

Side Two:

  1. Cheeseburger (Recorded live at the Hammersmith Palais, London, March 30 1981)
  2. What We All Want (Recorded live at the Hammersmith Palais, London, March 30 1981)
Another Day/Another Dollar side two label design

^ Another Day/Another Dollar side two label design

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