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Slits, Steel Pulse: Clouds, Brixton, London

Live Review by Penny Reel, New Musical Express, 27 August 1977

Once more the NME asks the question on the lips of thousands: Is this woman a prat? Yup, 'fraid so says PENNY REEL ...

Steel Pulse

Profile by Robin Banks, ZigZag, September 1977

I FIRST SAW Steel Pulse the night Elvis Presley died. I was soaking wet from the pouring rain, couldn't afford a drink, and my equilibrium ...

Jah Punk: The Black New Wave

Overview by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, 10 September 1977

ASWAD: Drummie, drums, vocals: George Oban, bass: Chaka Forde, rhythm guitar, vocals: Donald Guiti, lead guitar, vocals. Courtney Hennings, keyboards, vocals. ...

Steel Pulse: No Jah-Babble In-A Birmingham

Interview by Peter Silverton, Sounds, 22 April 1978

REGGAE IS HIP. Punks said it was OK way back and how the parasitic shower of hustlers and sycophants who comprise the music biz are ...

Rock Against Racism Carnival: Victoria Park, Hackney, London

Report by Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, 6 May 1978

AS HE STOOD at the top of Whitehall at 10.35 last Sunday morning gazing impassively towards Nelson's Column, the optimism of Commander Walker of Scotland ...

Steel Pulse: Black Pride Don't Mean Black Racism... Meet — The Handsworth Klan

Interview by Roy Carr, New Musical Express, 10 June 1978

Steel Pulse guitarist DAVID HINDS talks to ROY CARR about the joys and vexations of a British reggae band. ...

Steel Pulse: Rainbow Theatre, London

Live Review by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, 4 November 1978

THE RAINBOW Theatre seemed a poor venue for Steel Pulse's Big London Gig, but reconsidering during this performance, it was probably second choice only to ...

Reggae from Home and Abroad

Review by Jim Green, Trouser Press, September 1980

Linton Kwesi Johnson: Bass Culture (Mango); Blackbeard: I Wah Dub (UK, More Cut); Matumbi: Point of View (EMI America); Sugar Minott: Black Roots (Mango); Toots ...

Steel Pulsing After All These Years

Interview by Lloyd Bradley, New Musical Express, 1 May 1982

Lloyd Bradley takes the temperature of Handsworth's long distance dreads. ...

U2/Simple Minds/Eurythmics/Steel Pulse/Perfect Crime/Big Country: Phoenix Park, Dublin

Live Review by Jack Barron, Sounds, 20 August 1983

DATELINE DUBLIN: 3.30am Monday. There will no doubt be some measured reports of U2's home-coming gig. But I really hate measured reports. ...

U2, Simple Minds, Eurythmics, Big Country, Steel Pulse: A Day At The Racecourse

Report by Dave Rimmer, Smash Hits, 1 September 1983

A long, hot, emotional day it was too. Dublin's Phoenix Park throws open its gates to U2, Simple Minds, Eurythmics, Big Country and about 20,000 ...

Steel Pulse: Hollywood Palladium, Los Angeles

Live Review by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 21 May 1984

STEEL PULSE'S strong performance before a capacity audience at the Hollywood Palladium Friday night confirmed the veteran British sextet as one of the leading contenders ...

Steel Pulse

Report and Interview by Don Snowden, Los Angeles Times, 22 September 1985

DAVID HINDS was not in the mood to mince words. The lead singer and chief songwriter of Steel Pulse was furious over the delay in ...

Punks, Nazis, Skins and the Clash's Finest Hour

Retrospective and Interview by Ian Fortnam, Classic Rock, August 2007

Rock Against Racism: Tom Robinson thinks of it as "the punk Woodstock" and it was the moment that punk went overground and people's band the ...

When British Reggae Was King

Retrospective and Interview by David Burke, Classic Pop, June 2019

Reggae may have been born in Jamaica, but it grew up in '80s Britain at a time of evolving multiculturalism, finding an unlikely ally in ...


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