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  Rootz i-mail   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Steel Pulse have been perfecting their original and distinctly high-energy style of Rootz Reggae music for a quarter of a century.
Despite that, Steel Pulse's musical message of hope, education and activism paved the way for an invitation by the Clinton Administration for the group to become the first Reggae artists to perform during inaugural festivities in Washington, DC in 1993.
Steel Pulse kicked off their recently concluded 30-odd city 'African Holocaust' tour of the US on July 14, 2004, in support of their new album and played to enthusiastic audiences and rave reviews everywhere they went from coast to coast.
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 CMT.com : Steel Pulse : Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Steel Pulse initially had difficulty finding live gigs, as club owners were reluctant to give them a platform for their "subversive" Rastafarian politics.
In keeping with the spirit of the times, Steel Pulse developed a theatrical stage show that leavened their social commentary with satirical humor; many of the members dressed in costumes that mocked traditional British archetypes (Riley was a vicar, McQueen a bowler-wearing aristocrat, Martin a coach footman, etc.).
Steel Pulse moved on to Elektra/Asylum, which released an LP version of their headlining set at the 1981 Reggae Sunsplash Festival.
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 Encyclopedia: Steel Pulse
Their next move was id Hinds of Steel Pulse to MCA for State Of Emergency, which retained some of the synthesized dance elements of its predecessor.
The Steel Pulse message of hope, education and activism has struck a chord with music lovers worldwide.
In 1986, Steel Pulse contributed an ethereal version of Franklin's Tower on Pow Wow Records' Fire on the Mountain: Reggae Celebrates the Grateful Dead compilation.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Steel-Pulse   (1494 words)

 Steel Pulse -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Steel Pulse are a well-known (Click link for more info and facts about roots reggae) roots reggae outfit.
However, it is Hinds who, as songwriter, has always been the engine behind (Click link for more info and facts about Steel Pulse) Steel Pulse, from their early days establishing themselves in the Birmingham club scene onwards.
Their next move was id Hinds of Steel Pulse to (Click link for more info and facts about MCA) MCA for State Of Emergency, which retained some of the synthesized dance elements of its predecessor.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/s/st/steel_pulse.htm   (923 words)

 Steel Pulse British Reggae African Holocaust
STEEL PULSE may have explored various styles of music since they started out in 1975, but when it comes to the message, the UK's Grammy - Winning reggae band has remained close to their roots.
Spike Lee met Steel Pulse at the group's fund raising concert in Washington DC for the Jamaican victims of '88's Hurricane Gilbert.
STEEL PULSE, started out performing on the British punk scene with groups like Generation X as part of the Rock Against Racism movement was founded in the Handsworth section of Birmingham by Hinds, and core members Selwyn Brown and Steve Nisbett.
www.reggaemovement.com /Artists/Steele%20Pulse.htm   (1315 words)

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Steel Pulse's third MCA release, Vex, solidifies their 19-year commitment to fighting injustice, educating the masses, and promoting positive messages through spiritually uplifting reggae music.
Steel Pulse's international success has resulted in Grammy nominations for their last two albums, Victims and Rastafari Centennial, plus a collaboration with Spike Lee on the Do the Right Thing soundtrack in 1989 and guest spots on Arsenio Hall and most recently The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and Late Night With Conan O'Brien.
The members of Steel Pulse are among the first generation of fls born in Britain.
www.niceup.com /artists/steel_pulse   (1408 words)

 Steel Pulse
Headliner Steel Pulse greeted the awaiting massive with a brief tour of a few of the group's hits via a short medley.
A rarity in reggae music today in that the band is a self contained unit, Steel Pulse has had some personnel changes over the years since its inception in the UK in 1975, but the core of the group - lead singer David Hinds, keyboardist/vocalist Selwyn Brown and drummer/percussionist Steve "Grizzly" Nesbitt - remains intact.
Steel Pulse's always solid live performances featuring tight grooves, cultural lyrics, elements of dub and interesting lighting effects are why the unit maintains its status as one of the top international reggae bands.
chicagoreggae.com /steelpulse.htm   (687 words)

 Political Pulse / England's Steel Pulse continues the tradition of danceable protest music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
For 30 years, Steel Pulse has been all about danceable protest music and classic reggae albums such as Handsworth Revolution, Grammy-winning Babylon the Bandit and True Democracy, and the band continues their revolutionary tradition on their 18th album, African Holocaust.
Steel Pulse, who perform two shows this weekend at San Francisco's Independent nightclub, are touring in support of African Holocaust (Ras Records), which addresses topics such as racism, environmental destruction and the legacy of slavery.
Steel Pulse, who have traveled to Ghana, Nigeria and the Ivory Coast, are concerned about crises in Africa, such as the AIDS epidemic and war and genocide in the Sudan.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/gate/archive/2004/11/05/steelp.DTL&type=printable   (964 words)

 SNWMF: Performers: Steel Pulse Bio
Steel Pulse became one of reggae's most successful bands in the late '70s and early'80s.
The original members of Steel Pulse, keyboardist David Hinds, bassist Ronald "Stepper"McQueen, guitarist Basil Gabbidon, and Selwyn Brown, are all from West Indianimmigrant families the Birmingham Ghettoes of Handsworth, England.
Throughout their 20-year career STEEL PULSE have always taken their causes to heart.In 1991, the group filed a $1 million class action lawsuit against New York City's Taxi &Limousine Commission, charging that cabbies refused to pick up fls andRastafarians throughout the streets of New York.
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 Steel Pulse to re-emerge from the underground - JAMAICAOBSERVER.COM
Of the slate of Roots-Reggae bands that emerged from the London underground during the 1970s, Steel Pulse is among a handful still carrying the banner of British Reggae.
Formed in the Handsworth section of Birmingham in the middle of that decade, Steel Pulse came to prominence in their homeland through hard-hitting albums like 1978's Handsworth Revolution, which was distributed by Island Records.
The 47 year-old Hinds (rhythm guitar and vocals), keyboardists Selwyn Brown and Sidney Mills, bassist Alvin Ewen, guitarist Clifford "Moonie" Pusey and drummer Conrad Kelly are the backbone of Steel Pulse.
www.jamaicaobserver.com /lifestyle/html/20040314T020000-0500_57077_OBS_STEEL_PULSE_TO_RE_EMERGE_FROM_THE_UNDERGROUND_.asp   (1098 words)

 UK Gigs - June 2004
Billed as the first Steel Pulse concert in the capital for seven years, it was with much anticipation that the crowd gathered once the doors opened at 7pm.
Steel Pulse began with their intro medley that included brief snippets of Chant A Psalm, Bad Man, Macka Splaff and Nyahbinghi Voyage before rounding off the medley with an extended Don't Give In.
Pulse took to the stage at 9.15pm and though the audience was around 200 strong, they were very enthusiastic and the band responded in kind.
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 TrouserPress.com :: Steel Pulse
Steel Pulse's crossover appeal derives in large part from its young, modern thoughtfulness, but even more so from the group's incredible strength as one of the world's very best self-contained reggae units.
Steel Pulse's virtues include a gorgeous, multi-textured musical palette (especially on the first album and much of Caught You), intelligent lyrics (most notably on Handsworth Revolution, but also on Tribute to the Martyrs), a wondrous, sinuously propulsive beat and sweet lead vocals by Selwyn "Bumbo" Brown, who also has a nice quasi-scat style.
If Caught You is Steel Pulse at its most pop-oriented, True Democracy has the band reaching for the most common denominator.
www.trouserpress.com /entry.php?a=steel_pulse   (308 words)

 Steel Pulse - dublin music - dublin reggae
Steel Pulse was formed at Handsworth Wood Boys School in Birmingham in 1975.
Steel Pulse was initially refused live dates in Caribbean venues in the Midlands because of their Rastafarian beliefs.
Steel Pulse released two singles “Kibudu, Mansetta and Abuku” and “Nyah Love” on the small independent label, Dip before coming to the attention of Island Records.
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 In memory of Bob Marley, here's Steel Pulse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Steel Pulse is unquestionably one of the larger and more internationally well-known bands to play in Chico in recent years.
In addition to winning a Grammy, Steel Pulse played during the inaugural festivities for President Clinton in Washington D.C. Steel Pulse started out performing on the British punk scene in 1975 with groups such as Generation X as part of the Rock Against Racism movement.
Some members of Steel Pulse remain steadfast to traditional Rastafarian beliefs, including wearing dreadlocks, having daily prayer and traveling with their own "ital" cook.
orion.csuchico.edu /Archives/Volume34/Issue3/Entertainment/ImoBMhSPul.html   (610 words)

 Steel Pulse: Roots Resurrection
All of the families of Steel Pulse members left the West Indies for England in the 1950s due to poor economic circumstances, however, the improvement in England was marginal at best.
Steel Pulse was a member of the class of '78 in England, which included The Buzzcocks, The Police and Elvis Costello.
After that period, which Steel Pulse fans generally consider to be the group's worst sell-out, the band would not be heard from again until 1991, when it hit the road with Victims, another crossover attempt that didn't quite catch.
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Steel Pulse's message of overcoming ongoing exploitation is particularly apropos given the current world strife, but Hinds said it's merely coincidence that the release of African Holocaust and the band's tour coincides with the final weeks of the American election.
Anyone who attends a Steel Pulse concert in the first place doesn't expect to hear a love song; you know, 'Baby I love you, here's a tissue.' I think it's stepped up, people have heard the album, the consensus is that this album has come right on time-it's so current for what's happening today.
Finding solidarity with the punks —; poor whites who were reacting to class inequities and economic doldrums in England — Steel Pulse began opening shows for punk groups like Generation X, the Stranglers and XTC.
www.thirstyearfestival.com /features/steel_pulse.html   (695 words)

 Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Steel Pulse's Living Legacy features more than an hour of great rock-steady reggae recorded live in France, Puerto Rico and Holland during their 1999 world tour.
This is the Birmingham-based band's 15th disc in 22+ years of recording, and Living Legacy shows Steel Pulse haven't lost their edge: they still sing of political struggle ("Islands Unite") or the freedom to worship Jah ("Nyhabinghi Voyage").
The 14-minute "Medley Medley" gives Steel Pulse a chance to stretch a bit as they sing some of their more popular songs, such as "No King James Version," "War," "Time of Peace," and "Nothing to Declare." Steel Pulse still sing of revolution and social injustice, like no other reggae band on the charts today.
www.cosmik.com /aa-february00/reviews/review_steel_pulse.html   (183 words)

 Steel Pulse Guestbook   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Steel Pulse is one of the groups that is helping me to get aquainted with reggae music.
Steel Pulse are an inspiration to me, I hope to see them play live this year for the first time.
Greetings to all Pulse fans worldwide.This message is coming from ina inglan,an is to let y,all know that Steel Pulse are still getting nuff respect ina dis part part of de globe.One love to all bredrens and sistrens,an not forgettin da chillren.
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 Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In recent years Steel Pulse has become a bit too automated for my tastes, as UK reggae groups sometimes do.
Steel Pulse still make some interesting music, but they seem to have strayed from the deep grooves that drew me to them in the first place, and I have to think a lot of people probably agree.
This is Steel Pulse as they were when they were often mentioned in the same breath with Jamaican artists like Burning Spear and Culture.
www.cosmik.com /aa-june00/reviews/review_steel_pulse.html   (244 words)

 Music Feature | Steel Pulse and Toots and the Maytels at the HOB, Chicago
Steel Pulse and Toots and the Maytels at the HOB, Chicago
Steel Pulse and Toots and the Maytals at the House of Blues, Chicago
CHICAGO - Jamaican music lovers attending the Steel Pulse/Toots & the Maytals show at House of Blues on Saturday July 14 were taken on an exotic journey through ska, rocksteady and reggae, with even a brief excursion into jungle territory.
www.jahworks.org /music/concert/toots_maytels.html   (726 words)

 Steel Pulse — A Reggae Legend   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Perhaps you’re wondering who the Grammy nominee Steel Pulse is? Well, they hailed from the Birmingham Ghetto of Handsworth, England.
Steel Pulse won a Grammy in 1986 with Babylon the Bandit.
One of Bob Marley's favourite bands, Steel Pulse became one of reggae's most successful bands in the late '70s, early '80s, 90s and continue to reign supreme.
www.reggaetimes.com /articles/publish/article_280.shtml   (547 words)

 Metroactive Music | Steel Pulse   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Steel Pulse's early sides, especially the albums Handsworth Revolution and Tribute to the Martyrs, were profoundly influenced by the band members' personal experiences.
When Steel Pulse was formed, Hinds had a platform from which he could express his rage.
Steel Pulse plays March 8 at 9pm at the Edge, 260 California Ave., Palo Alto.
www.metroactive.com /papers/metro/03.05.98/steel-pulse-9809.html   (280 words)

 Steel Pulse with Ipso Facto - Fine Line - Minneapolis - 2/19/05   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Any live music enthusiasts who may have been wandering by to see if it was going to be their type of show quickly found out that the air was going to be filled with reggae as they neared the door and the hot guitar scratching came flickering out into the cold.
Steel Pulse has been asking us to know our history for 30 years.
It was highly appropriate and rejuvenating then, that toward the end of the set, the band broke it down while Hinds honored the people involved in a convergence of anniversaries this year.
www.howwastheshow.com /reviews-2005/steel_pulse-02-19-05.html   (621 words)

 Steel Pulse Tickets- Steel Pulse
Steel Pulse tickets are available in Atlanta, Miami, Orlando, New York, Boston, Chicago, Steel Pulse Birmingham, Atlanta tickets, Los Angeles, San Fransico, Dixie Chicks Dallas, Austin.
Steel Pulse is one of the most exciting thing to do in Steel Pulse.
Steel Pulse are available in the Steel Pulse, Phillips Arena, Sanford Stadium, Chastain, and Atlanta.
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 Amazon.com: Ultimate Collection: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Contemporaries of Aswad, Black Uhuru and dub poet Linton Kwesi Johnson, Steel Pulse produced a dub-heavy reggae that referenced African diaspora history and fed off of the burgeoning British punk rock movement.
Steel Pulse "Ultimate Collection" is a very nice collection of the group's best work on Island in their early years.
Steel Pulse's "Ultimate Collection" is, overall, a great introduction to the world's greatest Jamaican-born British reggae unit.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B00004T0EN?v=glance   (1185 words)

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