New Age Steppers - Action Battlefield
Action Battlefield, the quickfire follow-up to the New Age Stepper’s self-titled debut, also issued in 1981, is perhaps a more melodic and accessible record than its predecessor. The bulk of the album is versions of tunes sourced from reggae imports of the period, featuring radical interpretations of songs by Bim Sherman, Horace Andy and B.B. Seaton.
Ari Up of The Slits takes more of a frontwoman role here, singing lead on most tracks and bringing a lot of her own indomitable personality to bear on the material, even breaking briefly into German for her take on ‘Problems’. It also features the vocal debut of a very young Neneh Cherry on ‘My Love’.
The rhythms are rock solid, laid down by the crack team of Eskimo Fox, Crucial Tony and George Oban, having honed their skills on sides by Creation Rebel and Aswad, with everything expertly dubbed through the mixing desk of Adrian Sherwood.
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- Available on vinyl for the first time in 40 years
- Includes printed inner sleeve featuring new sleeve notes and interviews by Oli Warwick
- Contains download coupon
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