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Prodigal sons ...

Not much info about Steel Pulse other than the fact that it's an English band formed in 1975 and originally composed of David Hinds, Basil Gabbidon and Ronald McQueen.

A group that will remain mainly in the musical history of the 80s for the high-caliber single "Save black music" released in 1986.

As such alone, we had to devote this article to them.

To discover or rediscover.

Discography (among others ...) :

  • Prodigal son 1978

  • Prédiction 1978

  • Sound system 1979

  • Don’t give in 1980

  • Caught you dancing 1980

  • Ravers 1982

  • Your house 1982

  • Steppin’ out 1984

  • Save black music 1986

  • Blessed is the man 1986

  • Reaching out 1988

  • State of emergency 1988

  • Taxi driver 1991

  • Can't get you (Out of my system) 1991

  • Boostraps 1994

  • Brown eyed girl 1996


Clips :

1978 ... sympathetic beginnings which already show a more than obvious potential on behalf of this group of English origin and not Jamaican, origin extremely rare at that time in this so particular musical field ...

1978 ... a trendy tone, just like the style. 2 obvious facts that make this small group one of the rising values of this musical field where it is particularly difficult to stand out ...

1979 ... the rise in power is slow but certain. It is clear that the group does not yet have the level required to compete on a level playing field with the Elite of the area but it is coming ...

1980 ... it is the 80s which will allow them to give the best of themselves. Where the greatest will gradually sink, they will instead climb the mountains ...

1980 ... halfway up the climb. It is clear that there is still a little work to do but the talent of the group is certain and just waiting to be expressed ...

1982 ... new level of crossing. Even if the differences are tiny in terms of evolution, the years go by and the group is definitely getting closer to consecration ...

1982 ... where most of the competition is already out of the game, the group continues its progression to the top. Summits that approach slowly but surely ...

1984 ... it won't be for this time yet but the next one should be good. Still a little patience...

1986 ... and the consecration, the real one, here it is ! The group reached its best level in the mid-1980s and will finally see its efforts rewarded. With a Grammy Award for best album, just that. HU-GE !

1986 ... a year where they give the best of themselves and it shows, especially it can be heard. In a field completely losing speed in the mid-1980s, the group shows that anything is possible when the talent is there !

1988 ... the group knows how to adapt too ! How to make modern with old ? They found the way anyway !

1988 ... a necessary and above all essential development to hope to remain in the big league. At the end of the 1980s when everything accelerated on the rhythmic side, the group knew how to adapt perfectly, that's clear ...

1991 ... the transition to the 90s will prove to be a little more complicated than expected to manage. The group lives on its achievements and does not see things evolving alongside him ...

1991 ... this one already sticks much more to the latest trends of the moment. Like what, when they want, they can !

1994 ... it is clear that the best is now behind. The group does not manage to find new breath in the mid-1990s and the end is inevitably approaching quickly ...

1996 ... even if the group will never find again the level of the mid-1980s, it is clear that they are far from being ridiculous. On the other hand, it is clear that they are doing more some figuration than anything else now. Anyway, the adventure was beautiful and that's the main thing !


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