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The Handsworth Klan - Steel Pulse

NME, 10 June 1978
By Roy Carr

Seems that many black West Indian families who settled in Britain during the early ’50s and strived peacefully to integrate themselves into their new surroundings, haven’t – in the present inflammable atmosphere of racial disharmony – taken too kindly towards Steel Pulse making waves by performing songs with titles like Ku Klux Klan and National Front. 1,782 more words


British alt-country on Country Monday

The first album by today’s band (By The Time You Hear This) is one I am sure Chairty Chic has raved about in the past, and of course he’s not wrong there. 110 more words


Track of the Day - June 10

I grew up predominately listening to reggae music (especially Steel Pulse, Bob Marley, and Wailing Souls). This summer I’ve rediscovered it and I appreciate it even more than I did when I was first learning about music. 19 more words


Rock Against Racism Carnival - 1978

Chris Salewicz in NME, 6 May 1978

A report of last Sunday’s – 30 April – anti-National Front Rally, March, Carnival and Festival from Trafalgar Square to Hackney’s Victoria Park in the East End which, depending whose estimate your prefer, drew an astonishing 50-80,000 people to Victoria Park. 887 more words


Steel Pulse's Taxi Driver

Steel Pulse are a roots reggae musical band, from the Handsworth area of Birmingham, England.

The group originally formed at Handsworth Wood Boys School, composed of David Hinds (lead vocals, guitar), Basil Gabbidon (lead guitar, vocals), and Ronald McQueen (bass). 46 more words

Most Importantly - The Vinyl

Contact High: Closer to the Sun

There is a scent on the wind. Dark clouds, carried on the warm evening breeze, begin to tuck themselves beyond the horizon and follow the dying embers of the sun. 1,995 more words

Citizen Cope

Steel Pulse - Strictly Revolution Time

Gary Bushell in Sounds, 12 August 1978

“We once beggars are now choosers/No intention to be losers/Striving forward with ambition/And if it takes ammunition/We rebel in Handsworth Revolution. 2,605 more words