Steel Pulse / African Holocaust
Album: African Holocaust   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Steel Pulse   Added:Nov 2004
Label:Sanctuary Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-12-12 Pull Date: 2005-02-13 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Feb 13 Feb 6 Jan 30 Jan 23 Jan 16 Jan 9 Dec 26
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Recent Airplay
1. Jan 06, 2020: Everything (last hour edited for best of show 6-15-20)
4. Apr 13, 2007: Living Souls [sub for Wedge]
No More Weapons
2. Jul 14, 2013: New World Disorder
Uncle George
5. Nov 01, 2006: Aint no sunshine when you're gone
African Holocaust, No More Weapons
3. May 31, 2008: New World Disorder
No More Weapons
6. Mar 15, 2006: The Dub Space
African Holocaust

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-12-06
STEEL PULSE – “African Holocaust”
Ras, 2004

Steel Pulse needs no introduction after all these years. But just in case you’ve somehow missed them: SP is perhaps the most important British reggae group ever (despite releasing only a dozen or so full albums in 25 years). Featuring a big, bubbly, layered sound and David Hinds’ sweet but serious vocals, they make nods to current trends but stay true to their base combination of political roots and soul. This is their first album of new material in seven years, and it’s solid. Play it!

All good! Fo’s picks: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 12, 13

1. fade-out intro, then uptempo with environmental message, soulful breaks
2. dancehall energy & breaks, lots of guitar & horns, Rasta lyrics
3. conspiracy-minded plea to find true religion; perky beat & horn riffs
4. upbeat roots anthem in a classic style: “gonna make us a nation”
5. bouncy, cute, almost like a children’s song… listen for blues harmonica!
6. strong roots-dub groove: down with “WMD”s everywhere
7. midtempo revolutionary anthem with an r&b touch
8. uptempo 70s/80s-style roots: a story of slavery w/rock guitar in the mix
9. extra-bouncy beat, in honor of history’s rebel leaders; dancehall breaks
10. midtempo soul-reggae, about racism; smooth sax in the mix
11. a Bob Dylan cover! surprisingly upbeat, touches of acoustic guitar
12. bubbly beat, strong roots with African instruments/vocals mixed in
13. another tribute to black revolutionary George Jackson (see track 11)

[ Fo ] – 12/6/2004

Track Listing
1. Global Warming   7. Tyrant
2. Blazing Fire   8. Door of no Return
3. There Must Be a Way   9. Born Fe Rebel
4. Make Us a Nation   10. Darker than Blue
5. Dem a Wolf   11. George Jackson
6. No More Weapons   12. African Holocaust
  13. Uncle George