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About Steel Pulse

Steel Pulse is a Grammy Award-winning British reggae band that has been mixing classic roots vibes with political lyrics and contemporary sounds for nearly 50 years.

∙ The band was formed in 1975 by school friends who found inspiration in the music and message of Bob Marley & The Wailers’ Catch a Fire.
∙ An opening slot on a UK tour with Burning Spear earned them a deal with Island Records, which released their acclaimed debut album, Handsworth Revolution, in 1978.
∙ The group broke through in the US with their 1982 LP, True Democracy, which spent 13 weeks on the Billboard 200.
Babylon the Bandit won a 1986 Grammy for Best Reggae Album, the only time (other than Sting in 2019) that a non-Jamaican artist has won the award.
∙ Steel Pulse’s “Can’t Stand It” was prominently featured in Spike Lee’s 1989 film Do The Right Thing.
∙ Seven of their albums have landed in the Top 20 of Billboard’s Reggae Albums chart, including 2019’s Mass Manipulation—their first to reach No. 1.

ORIGIN
Birmingham, England
GENRE
Reggae
FORMED
1975

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