There is a tribute thread about Andy Gill, but his guitar playing has influenced various other players.
It is not going to be everybodies cup of tea and I expect someone to stop by and say his string bending is not to pitch, or his tone is not vintage correct etc.
I had the musical benefit of three older brothers, so I heard Entertainment! when it had just come out and was only just into double figures. It wasn't an easy listen then I never really met anyone who liked them until Nirvana name checked them.
RHCP, Give it away - the start is Andy Gill with a tan and Californian dentistry.
RHCP, Throw away your television - first time I heard this I was sure it was a Gang of Four cover.
The 3 Johns - Jon Langford's guitar playing is very AG, certainly up to Atom Drum Bop. Didn't listen to much after that.
Lots more long, lost `C86` indie bands...
Franz Ferdinand - yep.
I saw in some of the OGWT videos posted that he had removed the only good pick up on his Strat! FFS. Can't see there being an AG CS Strat anytime soon, though.