Stay up-to-date with all that's new at dancehallreggaeworld.com, Click Here to subscribe for my updates and don't miss a thing!

Dancehall reggae group Steel Pulse

Dancehall reggae group Steel Pulse -   Reggae group steel pulse was formed in 1975 by David Hinds, Bsil Gabbidon and Ronald McQueen. It was formed at Handsworth Wood Boys School in Birmingham, England.

Dancehall reggae group Steel PulseDancehall reggae group Steel Pulse

David was the lead vocals and he also did most of the song writing, Basil Gabbidon was lead guitar also vocals and Ronald McQueen was the bass player.

The group first release was "Kibudu", "Mansetta" and Abuku all of which was released on a small record label call ".Dip"

They got their internatiio fame through Tom Terrell. He served as their manager and was instrumental in masterminding the U.S. premiere of Steel Pulse on the night of Bob Marley's funeral, which was broadcast live around the world from the 9:30 Club, 930 F Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. on May 21, 1981.

In 1988, Steel Pulse released State of Emergency, their most explicitly crossover-oriented album yet. They also contributed the track "Can't Stand It" to the soundtrack of Spike Lee's classic Do the Right Thing. In 1991, they released another heavily commercial album, the Grammy-nominated Victims, which featured the single "Taxi Driver."

Backing up the song's views, Steel Pulse filed a class-action lawsuit against the New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission, charging that drivers discriminated against blacks and particularly Rastafarians. Founding member Fonso Martin left that year, reducing Steel Pulse to a core trio of Hinds, Nisbett, and Brown.

Their backing band still featured Ewen and was elsewhere anchored by guitarist Clifford "Moonie" Pusey, keyboardist Sidney Mills, trumpeter Kevin Batchelor, Saxophonist Jerry Johnson and Trombonist Clark Gayton.

The 1992 live album Rastafari Centennial marked the beginning of a return to the group's musical roots, and earned another Grammy nomination. The following year, they performed at Bill Clinton's inaugural celebration, the first reggae band to appear at such an event.

1994's studio album Vex completed Steel Pulse's re-embrace of classic roots reggae, though it also nodded to contemporary dancehall with several guest toasters and a digital-flavored production.

1997's Rage and Fury continued in a similar vein, and was nominated for a Grammy. In 1999, the group released another collection of live performances, Living Legacy.

Fast forward a long seven years since their previous album, Rage and Fury, Steel Pulse would return yet again, this time with African Holocaust, and yet again have their ranks dwindled.

Core members David Hinds (vocals, rhythm guitar) and Selwyn Brown (keyboards, backing vocals) are the only ones to remain from the band's original line-up, but they more than hold their own and they're joined by a deep roster of supporting musicians, a list too long to list.

As always, the music is what's most important, and on that count, this Steel Pulse lineup indeed makes the mark. Granted, it did take them seven years to get the album out, but still it won a Grammy Awards Nomination for Best Reggae Album of the year.

There's really not too much else to say about African Holocaust. Longtime fans will know what to expect. Newcomers should know a few things: above all, Steel Pulse are known for performing well-written, Afrocentric songs that are rebellious without being negative or inflammatory, and though the band membership has changed over the years, the type of songs hasn't, nor has the steady move away from dancehall that was apparent on the band's previous album. the message and music remain true to the band's principles and vision.

Steel Pulse is one of Britain's greatest reggae bands, in terms of creative and commercial success. Steel Pulse started out playing authentic roots reggae with touches of jazz and Latin music, and earned a substantial audience worldwide. Their 1978 debut, Handsworth Revolution, is still regarded by many critics as a landmark and a high point of British reggae.

By the late '80s, Steel Pulse had won a Grammy and were working full-fledged crossover territory. They subsequently returned to a tough-minded, rootsy sound and have added touches of dancehall and hip-hop along the way.

You might also be interested in UB40 another UK base Reggae Group/Band

Return to Dancehall Reggae music from Reggae group Steel Pulse

Return to Dancehall Reggae group from Reggae group Steel Pulse

New! Talk to me
Was the information helpful? Something needs changing? I welcome your feedback here.

Read more...

Recommended for you...

Please send us your Feedback, News, Photos, Press Releases, Music and/or Videos to our WhatsApp Number: 1-876-395-8008 or Email: info@dancehallreggaeworld.com

Not what you are looking for? Search the web for more Dancehall Reggae music information below...

New! Comments

Have your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.

Also connect with Dancehallreggaeworld.com on Social Media: 
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Youtube

XThank You!

What's New?  
Click Here
to see the VERY latest articles and features.
 

Promote Your Song or Riddim with us FREE! Click here for more information.

Recent Article

  1. The Kings Of Reggae Released February 5, 2007

    Oct 23, 19 01:55 PM

    The Kings Of Reggae is a two-CD compilation by world-renown radio presenter and Disc Jock David Rodigan and Sting International produced on Rapster Records and BBE Record label.

    Read More

  2. Rich Is Right produced by Billboard producer Jah Snowcone

    Oct 23, 19 11:40 AM

    Billboard Dancehall and Reggae music producer Jah Snowcone is back with a brand new dancehall juggling titled 'Rich Is Right Riddim'. The Riddim which

    Read More

  3. Dancehall artiste Charly Black wows Fans in Israel

    Oct 22, 19 10:41 PM

    Reports out of Israel indicate that dancehall artiste Charly Black wowed fans in that country last week during a pair of performances. “The promoters

    Read More

  4. Sizzla Kalonji in Hospital nursing a Broken Ankle

    Oct 22, 19 05:30 PM

    Sizzla Kalonji is currently nursing a broken ankle in hospital following a motorbike accident on Saturday 19th, October 2019. Music News understands that

    Read More

  5. Top Dancehall Kings Since 1970s

    Oct 22, 19 05:03 PM

    Top Dancehall Kings Since 1970s - Ever since the inception of Dancehall Music in the late 1970s, there some artists who always claimed to be the Kings.

    Read More

[?]Subscribe To This Site
  • XML RSS
  • follow us in feedly
  • Add to My Yahoo!