Steel Pulse – Reaching Out

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Steel Pulse is a roots reggae musical band, formed in 1975 at Handsworth Wood Boys School, in Birmingham, England, composed of David Hinds (lead vocals, guitar), Basil Gabbidon (lead guitar, vocals), and Ronald McQueen (bass). All of them came from working class West Indian immigrant families, and none had much musical experience. They took some time to improve their technical proficiency, often on Roots inspired material by the Wailers, Burning Spear and several other prominent Jamaican artists. Thanks to the punk movement they started having gigs, the group wound up as an opening act for punk and new wave bands like the Clash, the Police and XTC, and built a broad-based audience in the process. Trough the years they gained more popularity and evolved their style having their peak when, in 1987, they won the “Best Reggae Album” at the Grammy Awards. “Reaching Out” is a single from the 1988 album “State Of Emergency”: probably their more pop/disco oriented work. The song is produced by Godwin Logie and remixed by Timmy Regisford.

Steel Pulse – Reaching Out (Extended Version) (Discogs)

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