Sunday, November 16, 2008
Anyone who knows me or has visited my website will know of my love for the music of Steel Pulse, the British reggae band who rocked my world in 1978 and have continued to do so to this day. Their music has been a consistent soundtrack to my life since those heady teenage days of the late 70s. The band are still going strong today, playing concerts around the globe and have just introduced their new online website. Whilst scanning through the pages I noticed that the biographies of the current and past band members were taken, both text and photos, from my own unofficial Steel Pulse website. You can read them here. Now I don't have a big problem with them using my work without asking or acknowledging, and I'm told that the website is still a 'work in progress' so watch out for more additions (maybe even an acknowledgment or two!). In recent weeks, the band have released their Vote Barack song just before the over-hyped United States presidential elections and now that their nominee is the president elect, they intend to update the song to Go Barack and release it via MySpace very soon. Hopefully it won't make it onto the tracklist of the band's new album, which lead honcho David Hinds has said he's currently working on and looking to release next year. Their last, African Holocaust, was released in 2004. Before I finish with this Steel Pulse post, click here to see more than 70 wonderful photos by Alan Hess of the band in recent action, including a few of Pulse's latest addition, guitarist Donovan McKitty.