New Age Steppers
British producer Adrian Sherwood was the only constant in the New Age Steppers, an ever-changing jam session that included members of the Slits, Public Image, Rip Rig + Panic, Raincoats and the Pop Group. The records are a melting pot of synthesized New Wave and Reggae, transmuted through dub studio techniques. In practical terms, that amounts to variations on a theme or, more accurately, a rhythm. And this rhythm is life.
The first song I heard was "Man next door" on John Peel's music on
BFBS and I was hooked! The mix of Punk, New Wave and Reggae was one of John Peel's
virtues and I was the sponge to swallow all this and I did, and I love it!
This was the first time European Reggae sounded right and real.
New Age Steppers - First LP Stat LP 9
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