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Steel Pulse

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"Steel Pulse" is a well-known roots reggae outfit. They originally formed at Handsworth School, Birmingham, and comprised of David Hinds (lead vocals, guitar), Basil Gabbidon (lead guitar, vocals) and Ronald McQueen (bass). Hinds, as songwriter, has always been the engine behind Steel Pulse, from their early days establishing themselves in the Birmingham club scene onwards.

Formed in 1975, their debut release, ''Kibudu, Mansetta And Abuku'' arrived on the small independent label Dip, and linked the plight of urban black youth with the image of a greater African homeland. They followed it with ''Nyah Love'' for Anchor. Surprisingly, they were initially refused live dates in Caribbean venues in the Midlands because of their Rastafarian beliefs. Aligning themselves closely with the Rock Against Racism organisation, they chose to tour instead with sympathetic elements of the punk movement, including the Stranglers, XTC etc.: "Punks had a way of enjoying themselves - throw hordes at you, beer, spit at you, that kind of thing". Eventually they found a mo...

years active 1975 - present
origin Birmingham, England
music genre Reggae
current members David Hinds*
Selwyn Brown*
Sidney Mills
Clifford Pusey
Amlak Tafari
Wayne Clrke (reggae)
past members Ronald McQueen*
Steve Nisbett*
Alphonso Martin*
Basil Gabbidon*
Michael Riley (Steel Pulse)
license: GNU FDL
source: Wikipedia