Steel Pulse / Earth Crisis
Album: Earth Crisis   Collection:Reggae
Artist:Steel Pulse   Added:Jul 2005
Label:Elektra Records (West Coast)  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-08-28 Pull Date: 2005-10-30 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Oct 30 Oct 23 Oct 16 Oct 9 Oct 2 Sep 25 Sep 18 Sep 11
Airplays: 2 3 3 3 1 3 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 02, 2024: The Modern World
Steppin' Out (Extended), Roller Skates
4. Apr 22, 2009: The Songsmith Show
Earth Crisis
2. Jun 20, 2023: The Modern World
Steppin' Out
5. Apr 12, 2008: The Twilight Zone
Roller Skates (Dub), Steppin' Out
3. Aug 07, 2010: New World Disorder
Earth Crisis
6. Feb 08, 2008: 6ft underground
Throne of Gold

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-08-22
Steel Pulse: Earth Crisis (Reissue from 1984:
Reviewed by: Beezher 08-20-2005

Fun rock-steady reggae and some dub, thick and layered
sounds. For a group that for med in the mid 70’s they
have proven through many albums and tours that their
uplifting and energizing form of reggae and dub music
has a classic sound. The vocals are stunning with
smooth harmonies that blend with the layered
instrumentation. Fun melodies and instrumentation
light up this album, which lifts you up to mellow you
out. The guitar melodies are mostly syncopated, but
they break into different uplifting melodies
especially in the dub versions of songs and also tks4
and 6. Speaking of dub, the synth keyboard sounds run
throughout the album so, you can trip out for awhile,
yay! Pretty much like the original with some added dub
bonus tracks. FCC Clean.
Beezher’s pics:1,4,,5,6,11…all!

1.(4:05): chill, soft horns, interesting
keyboard/percussion noises, trippy
2.(4:13): mid-tempo groove, prominent keyboards, nice
bridge w/harmonic vocals
3.(4:28): sexy sax, guitar strummin, fun synth noises,
sweet horn solo
4.(4:59): fun steel drums/xylophone melody, cool base
riffs, nice rapping at end
5.(4:57): prominent base melody, tight vocal
harmonies, nice horns, vox noises
6.(4:30): nice guitar melodies, energetic layered
sound, horns / vocals mesh well
7.(6:13): uplifting vocals/percussion, phat bass and
keyboard interchange, nice outro
8.(5:49): spacey intro, deep bass, chill, strong
social message, fun hand drums
9.(7:04): DUB version of tk1, fun percussion, echoey
guitars/vocals, slooow
10.(5:25): DUB extended version of tk1
11.(5:50): remix of tk 4, nice added guitar and synth
12.(7:38): DUB version of tk 4, sprinkly elecktro
sounds, funky keyboards

Track Listing
1. Steppin' Out   7. Grab Education
2. Tightrope   8. Wild Goose Chase
3. Throne of Gold   9. Steppin' Out (Dub Version)
4. Roller Skates   10. Steppin' Out (Extended)
5. Earth Crisis   11. Roller Skates (Remix)
6. Bodyguard   12. Roller Skates (Dub)