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Post by onthebandwagon » Wed Dec 18, 2019 3:19 pm

Just discovered their record this morning, the sonic force of Mind At The End Of A Tether really threw me on my ass, similar to listening to Welcome To The Terrordrome for the first time (Terminator X certainly must of been influenced by this). Anyway, had no idea of the parties involved and was thinking while going through the tracks that I could read tell if the participants were American or English and made sense when reading after that it was an amalgamation of both; which makes perfect sense. Founds this little article about them written at the time for whoever might be interested:

https://www.washingtonpost.com/steps-fo ... story.html

[video]http://youtube.com/watch?v=DG2Q-JORcYs[/video]
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Post by MadGav » Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:24 pm

Bristol, England I believe.

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Post by authorless » Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:21 pm

Yeah, Adrian Sherwood producing. Doug Wimbish, Skip McDonald, and Keith LeBlanc were the Sugarhill Records house band and played on a lot of that old hip hop like "The Message" by Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five. Doug Wimbish currently plays bass in Living Colour. Adrian Sherwood has also done a lot of good dub stuff, check out his On-U Sound Records label. All those folks have done lots of stuff, and really all over the musical map.
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Post by onthebandwagon » Wed Dec 18, 2019 5:24 pm

Yea, you can hear a bit of Afrika Bambaataa’s influence in it.
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Post by nostalghia » Wed Dec 18, 2019 7:26 pm

Good stuff. Reminds me also of Cabaret Voltaire's "Code" album, which makes sense as it was also produced by Sherwood. Couple of the tracks-

[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMPGLBj44A8[/video]
[video]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUiVy7kZQd4[/video]
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Post by onthebandwagon » Thu Dec 19, 2019 8:56 am

That Cabaret album sounds like Jan Hammer at times..,
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