New Age Steppers

New Age Steppers [2021 Reissue]

£18.99
  • New Age Steppers	- New Age Steppers [2021 Reissue]
19th March 2021 / LP / On-U Sound
     

New Age Steppers

New Age Steppers [2021 Reissue]

£18.99

A certified classic of the era back on wax for the first time in 40 years.

Released: 19th March 2021
This release is available for pre order and has a scheduled release date of 19th March 2021. In the event of any delays we will try to keep this page updated. It is listed at a special discounted pre order price that will revert to full price during the week of release. Please note, If you make a purchase that includes a pre-order item together with an in-stock item in the same order, we will typically hold your box until all items are in stock before we ship. You can read more about our shipping policies here.

The landmark first album on the On-U Sound label, this self-titled debut announced a gathering of the tribes: producer Adrian Sherwood bringing together members of the Slits, the Pop Group, the Flying Lizards and the Raincoats and getting them to collaborate with the likes of the Roots Radics’ Style Scott, Creation Rebel’s Crucial Tony, and Aswad’s George Oban to form a potent post-punk/dub fusion.

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+ Sleeve notes and interviews by Oli Warwick

The albums two highest peaks are brilliantly realised interpretations of Jamaican classics - Junior Byles’ “Fade Away” and Bim Sherman’s “Love Forever”, Ari Up’s vocal transporting the dread warning and lovers rock vibes to the icy hallways of early-80s London squatland. Elsewhere Mark Stewart marshalls an early version of his “Crazy Dreams and High Ideals” (later re-versioned with the Maffia), music journalist Vivien Goldman voices caustic album closer “Private Armies” (originally a b-side to her Launderette single), and all sorts of strange noises and rhythmic murk bridge the gaps, the instrumentals falling somewhere between a late night studio session at Channel One and the kinds of experimental soundscapes being explored at the time by Industrial Records.

Format /LP
Released /19th March 2021
Catalogue / ONULP1
Barcode / 5060263722731
Artist / New Age Steppers
Label /On-U Sound
Genre / Reissues
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