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The Gap Band: The Gap Band

Review by Chas de Whalley, Sounds, 6 August 1977

SO I PICKED through the albums lying in Master Barton's dusty drawer and there, amongst the dross, was a name I recognised. The Gap Band. ...

The Gap Band: Rap with the Gap

Profile and Interview by Lloyd Bradley, Blues & Soul, 8 April 1980

What we got here, folks, is speech from the breach, as Lloyd Bradley traces the rise and rise of the Gap Band from the main ...

The Gap Band: Gap Band IV (Total Experience) ***

Review by Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, 30 September 1982

WITH ITS synthesized percussion explosions, syncopated handclaps and ominous melody, 'Early in the Morning', the Gap Band's recent hit single, is the sonic equivalent of ...

Singles Reviewed by MARK COOPER

Review by Mark Cooper, Record Mirror, 22 January 1983

THE GAP BAND 'Outstanding' (Polygram) Yet another soul concerto from The Gap Band with a monstrously hard-hitting handclap from the engine room and a vocal ...

The Gap Band: Star Spangled & Starry-Eyed

Interview by Gavin Martin, New Musical Express, 5 February 1983

Gavin Martin meets The Gap Band, three of America's fortunate sons who just want to party and make people happy. ...

The Gap Band/Yarbrough and Peoples: Hammersmith Odeon, London

Live Review by Dave Rimmer, Smash Hits, 17 February 1983

Intrepid fans shuffle past a regiment of niggly security men and into the Hammersmith Odeon. On stage a whole troupe of compères bounce on and ...

The Gap Band: Rap With The Gap

Interview by Robin Katz, Soundmaker, 19 March 1983


Sex, Drugs and the Devil: The Gap Band Fights for Success

Profile and Interview by Michael Goldberg, Rolling Stone, 1 March 1984

HOLLYWOOD — The bodyguard was not smiling. "Could you wait out here until Mr. Simmons has completed his call?" he asked, gesturing to the hallway ...

The Gap Band: Gap Band VI (Total Experience FL89476)

Review by Paul Sexton, Record Mirror, 23 March 1985

CONTAINING, SORRY to report, about the same degree of inspiration that they used for the album title. Ask the Wilson Brothers about this album and ...

Gap Band: Gap Band VI (Total Experience Records) ****

Review by Davitt Sigerson, Rolling Stone, 28 March 1985

LEON RUSSELL took the three Wilson brothers out of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and L.A. entrepreneur Lonnie Simmons made them funk stars as the Gap Band. Beginning ...

The Gap Band: Aerobic Ancestors

Interview by Paul Mathur, Melody Maker, 10 January 1987

THE GAP BAND have been doing it since the year dot. Paul Mathur seeks the secret of eternal success ...

The Gap Band: Zibble Zibble Drivel

Interview by Simon Witter, New Musical Express, 10 January 1987

THE GAP BAND'S music-by-numerals approach to the dancefloor has brought them steady success in Britain, most recently with the single 'Big Fun'. SIMON WITTER probes ...


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