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England’s Steel Pulse took no prisoners with their cerebral yet accessible brand of roots reggae. On this 1978 debut, the woofer-challenging grooves are tempered with cool jazz, soothing harmonies, and warm organs, which juxtapose the political and religious protestations and themes. The album appealed to a wide audience—songs like “Soldiers” and “Bad Man” gave voice to the voiceless in black Britain while turning on the punks and mods. The beautiful “Prodigal Son” became one of their signature tunes, and “Prediction” revealed a musical diversity that served them well down the road.

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yeah whatevahz.....

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Don't miss "Handsworth Revolution" and "Prodigal Son" ... true reggae classics!

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love them!After all these years,steel pulse,especialy handsworth revolution, remain one of the best regge albums of all time!!Prodigal never gets old!


Formed: 1975 in Birmingham, England

Genre: Reggae

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Steel Pulse were one of Britain's greatest reggae bands, rivaled only by Aswad in terms of creative and commercial success. Generally a protest-minded Rastafarian outfit, Steel Pulse started out playing authentic roots reggae with touches of jazz and Latin music, and earned a substantial audience among white U.K. punks as well. Their 1978 debut, Handsworth Revolution, is still regarded by many critics as a landmark and a high point of British reggae. As the '80s wore on, slick synthesizers and elements...
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