Hugo Burnham, Jon King, and Dave Allen, back when Gang of Four were one of the greatest rock bands on the planet.
Hugo Burnham, Jon King, and Dave Allen, back when Gang of Four were one of the greatest rock bands on the planet. Andy Corrigan, courtesy of Hugo Burnham

This week Spun Out deviates from our usual local DJ spotlight to present a post on Hugo Burnham, former drummer for British post-punk legends Gang of Four. Along with ex-bandmates Jon King and Dave Allen, Burnham will be spinning records Friday, April 12 at Belltown Yacht Club. They're in town to read a paper on the "Resurrecting Rock Bands" panel April 12 at MoPOP's Pop Conference.

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HUGO BURNHAM (GANG OF THREE)

Current top 5 tracks:

Pete Shelley, "Homosapien" (Genetic/Island)

Time Zone (Afrika Bambaataa and John Lydon), "World Destruction" (Virgin)


Stereo MC's, "Connected" (4th & Broadway)


The (English) Beat, "Twist & Crawl" (Go-Feet)


Quincy Jones and His Orchestra, "Soul Bossa Nova" (Mercury)


Crew/label affiliation: "None!"

Styles played: "Noisy/punky/funky/old-school."

DJing philosophy: "Surprise and humor, with movement."

Format: "Digital, via djay Pro 2."

Worst request: "The newest 'Gang of Four' release."

Upcoming event:
Fri April 12, Belltown Yacht Club, 9 pm, 21+