“I worked on that above a garage in Clapham,” remembers Steve of the London-based acid jazzers’ debut. “It was my introduction to beats and loops and samples.” Fellow Style Council alumnus Mick Talbot played keyboards in the band, which was the first signing to Eddie Piller and Gilles Peterson’s Talkin’ Loud label.
Steve White says:
“It was the first time that I really thought that using beats and samples and listening to other people’s input could make a different approach to my drumming come out.”
“Although commercially it wasn’t a huge success, it was very pivotal in that whole acid jazz movement. Indirectly I think it was a very influential record on a whole era of British soul, rap and hip-hop that came later.”
“This was the early days of sampling and, if you listen to it now, it doesn’t jump out of the speakers, but at the time it was a very creative record.”
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