Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Η Αληθινή Δημοκρατία των Steel Pulse

Καλωσορίζουμε την νέα χρονιά με την Αληθινή Δημοκρατία των Steel Pulse!

by Rick Anderson [allmusic]
Although the group's first three albums are generally considered their finest, there is a very strong case to be made for including Steel Pulse's Elektra debut in their core collection as well. Where Reggae Fever had found the band moving from hardcore Rasta politics into lover's rock and party anthems, True Democracy marks a return to more ideological subject matter; the cover art, which shows singer David Hinds reading the Bible to his rapt bandmates, is a dead giveaway. Their sound might be a little bit slicker than before, but it's also harder and the lyrics less compromising -- "Leggo Beast" denounces adultery over a stripped-down one-drop beat; "Man No Sober" inveighs against drunkenness; "A Who Responsible?" uses a dour trombone line to call down judgment on Babylon. But the mood is lightened somewhat by "Your House," a gorgeous love song, and by the exalted "Chant a Psalm." This is one of Steel Pulse's most satisfying and fully realized albums.

Steel Pulse – True Democracy
Label: Elektra – 7559 60113 2
Format: CD
Country: Germany
Released: 1998
Genre: Reggae
Style: Roots Reggae  [discogs]

1 Chant A Psalm
2 Ravers
3 Find It...Quick!
4 A Who Responsible?
5 Worth His Weight In Gold (Rally Round)
6 Leggo Beast
7 Blues Dance Raid
8 Your House
9 Man No Sober   
10 Dub' Marcus Say

Ronald "Stepper" McQueen - Bass
Steve "Grizzly" Nesbitt - drums
Selwyn "Bumbo" Brown - Keyboard & vocals
Phonso Martin - percussion & vocals
David Hinds - Guitar & vocals
Basil Gabbidon - Lead guitar
Cover Concept - Steel Pulse
Art Direction - Ron Coro
Design - Kathy Morphesis
Photography - Eric Watson
True Democracy  listen here [flac & scans]
Flac Part 1       Flac Part 2

True Democracy is a roots reggae album released by Steel Pulse in May 1982. The album was recorded over 25 days in Denmark, with legendary reggae producer Karl Pitterson.

While True Democracy does see Steel Pulse return somewhat to their political roots of Handsworth Revolution and Tribute to the Martyrs, it is also more light-hearted in the vein of Reggae Fever (Caught You).

True Democracy peak at #120 on Billboard's Top Pop Albums chart in 1982.[wiki]

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Με ένα από τα κορυφαία άλμπουμς της reggae μουσικής, αποχαιρετώ το 2012 και καλωσορίζω το 2013. Εύχομαι σε όλους μια καλύτερη και ηρεμότερη χρονιά, με αξιοπρέπεια, θάρρος και υγεία.


  1. Καλή χρονιά παιδιά, και με αληθινή δημοκρατία (ζητάω πολλά?)

  2. Τι Δισκάρα είναι και Αυτή εδώ και πάνω από 20 χρόνια όποτε ακούω αυτό το δίσκο παθαίνω πλάκα!!