Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Steel an' Skin - Afro Punk Reggae (dub)

Steel an' Skin are a group of musicians born in disparate nations such as Ghana, Nigeria, St. Kitts, Trinidad and the U.K., who once performed with Ginger Johnson's Afrikan Drummers, who some of you may remember from the London Is The Place For Me compilations, Steel an' Skin who came together in the 1970s and who began giving concerts and workshops in London schools before expanding nationwide to schools, prisons, psychiatric hospitals and summer festivals including amongst others the world-famous Notting Hill Carnival. Carrying on from Robert Rauschenberg in a sense, Steel 'an Skin combined an admirably brave and open mix of musical forms with an emphasis on community outreach wherever they played.

Afro Punk Reggae (dub) is the standout track for me on the recently re-issued Honest Jon's 12" because of its incredible groove, one that is as disco as anything played at the Loft or the Gallery, and this is a record that stands out above most at the moment. Great record.

Steel an' Skin - Afro Punk Reggae (dub)

1 comment:

J.R. said...

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