Creation Rebel & New Age Steppers - Threat to Creation LP
Release Date: TBD
Originally released on Cherry Red in 1981, Threat To Creation spotted the collaboration between two mystical entities: Creation Rebel and New Age Steppers. Forerunners of the British dub scene the two bands shared several members, a who's who of the On U-Sound school and key figures of the Bristol and London scene. Adrian Sherwood is - obviously - the man behind the desk a craftsman on its own, a character with no borders and one of the most sought-after producer of the time. The supergroup is run by post-punk stalwarts Bruce Smith (The Pop Group) on drums and Keith Levene (PIL) on guitar. Ari Up of The Slits sits on piano and organ, while masters Crucial Tony is both on bass and guitars. Members of African Head Charge - bass player George Oban, Eskimo Fox, and Style Scott on drums - are welcomed addition to the line-up. Threat To Creation is still recognizable as an album ahead of its time, a futuristic blend filling the gap between the Jamaican heritage, the so-called (post) industrial revolution and the studio witchery of the whitey man.