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Greatest Hits: Smash Hits album for sale by Steel Pulse was released Apr 03, 2007 on the Elektra (Label) label. Compiles tracks from the TRUE DEMOCRACY, EARTH CRISIS and BABYLON THE BANDIT. Greatest Hits: Smash Hits songs Nothing on this 1993 compilation was actually a smash hit for Britain's Steel Pulse, a roots reggae outfit who started out with a rasta-righteous punk fervor in the late '70s but grew increasingly sleek and pop oriented as the '80s dawned. Drawn from the group's three '80s albums for Elektra Records, 1982's True Democracy, 1984's Earth Crisis and 1986's Babylon the Bandit, Smash Hits lacks anything from Steel Pulse's earlier impressive peak with Island Records when tracks like "Ku Klux Klan" made them a truly focused, politically committed and even dangerous band. Greatest Hits: Smash Hits CD music contains a single disc with 16 songs. ...See Full Description
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Greatest Hits: Smash Hits songs Saw them live for the first time a few weeks ago. First reggae show I have ever been to. Loved it!! This is probably the best album to get a bunch of Steel Pulse hits on one CD. I just wish it had Find it... Quick! on it and it would be perfect! But all in all, I am stoked to have this in my car!!
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Greatest Hits: Smash Hits songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||7393860|
|Release Date||Apr 03, 2007|
|Producer||Jimmy "Senyah" Haynes; Steel Pulse; Karl Pitterson; Elaine Valentine (Compilation)|
|Recording Time||69 minutes|
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Greatest Hits: Smash Hits CD music This 1982 release, Steel Pulse's first for Elektra, marks the band's move toward a more buoyant, pop-inflected sound. TRUE DEMOCRACY does not have the edgy roots feel of albums like HANDSWORTH REVOLUTION; instead, it demonstrates the group's synthesis of reggae rhythms with high production values and well-crafted melodies. But while the album's stylistic corners may be sanded for radio-ready accessibility, TRUE DEMOCRACY contains some of the band's boldest, most explicitly political songwriting.
The opener, "Chant a Psalm," invokes the names of biblical figures and puts the listener on notice of the album's conscious, spiritually minded tone. There are classic Rasta themes, such as "Worth His Weight in Gold," a song based on the teachings of Marcus Garvey, and songs that overtly address social and political issues. "A Who Responsible?" takes on the history of racial injustice, "Leggo Beast" is an indictment of prostitution, and "Man No Sober" looks at alcoholism. Yet for all its seriousness, TRUE DEMOCRACY has a light, danceable vibe, exemplified in the party anthem "Ravers," one of Steel Pulse's best tunes. Though sometimes overlooked in favor of the early Island albums, this is one of the band's most consistent and enjoyable releases. The 2005 Rhino reissue includes previously unreleased dub and 12" versions of album tracks.
Liner Note Author: Roger Steffens.
Recording information: Feedback Studios, Denmark (1981).
Photographer: Eric Watson.
Unknown Contributor Role: Alphonso Martin.
Steel Pulse: Ronald "Stepper" McQueen (bass guitar); David Hinds, Alphonso Martin, Selwyn Brown, Steve Nisbett, Basil Gabbidon.
Personnel: David Hinds (vocals, guitar); Selwyn Brown (vocals, keyboards); Phonso Martin, Alphonso Martin (vocals, percussion); Basil Gabbidon (guitar); Ronnie McQueen (bass guitar); Steve Nesbitt, Steve Nisbett (drums).
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