Steel Pulse Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt 11th June 1978

Steel Pulse Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt 11th June 1978
steelpulsetixSteel Pulse are a roots reggae band, from the Handsworth area of Birmingham. They formed at Handsworth Wood Boys School, composed of David Hinds (lead vocals, guitar), Basil Gabbidon (lead guitar, vocals), and Ronald McQueen (bass). They achieved considerable success in the late 70s as part of the interest in reggae alongside the growth of punk. This gig at Middlesbrough Town Hall Crypt was around the time they released their first album “Handsworth Revolution”. The place was packed and this was a great concert. I recall that they played the single “Ku Klux Klan” which discussed the evils of racism, and during which they donned the Klan hoods, Heavy stuff.

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  1. Posted by SICKS6SIX on October 29, 2021 at 10:14 am

    THE FIRST REGGAE BAND I SAW, AT GLASTONBURY 1984, K.K.K. WEARING THE WHITE CAPES AND POINTED HOODS, VERY POIGNOUNT FOR THE TIME WITH ROCK AGAINST RACISM BEING AT EVERY GIG BACK THEN, R.A.R STARTED IN 1977 WITH PUNK AND REGGAE MIXING IN THE CLUBS BRINGING WHITE AND BLACK TEENAGERS TOGETHER LIKE NOTHING ELSE HAD SINCE THE SKINHEADS OF 69 AND SKA MUSIC.

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