March 22, 2013
Steel Pulse perform at the United Nations General Assembly Hall, NYC. WATCH >>
March 5, 2013 SteelPulse.com relaunched to help fans learn more about us, the music, and our focus on love and justice.
In 1978, race relations in Britain were in crisis. The National Front was gathering power and immigrants lived in fear of violence.
But that year also saw the birth of a campaign - Rock Against Racism (RAR) - aimed at halting the tide of hatred with music - a grassroots movement culminating in a march across London and an open-air concert in the East End. The campaign involved groups like TheClash, Steel Pulse, Buzzcocks, X-Ray Spex, The Ruts, and others, staging concerts with an anti-racist theme, in order to discourage young people from embracing racist views.
Cliff 'Moonie' Pusey was first credited on Pulse's Rastafari Centennial album, recorded in Paris in January 1992, though he initially joined the band in 1989. In addition to working with Steel Pulse, Moonie has recorded and or toured with the likes of Paula Abdul (on her 1991 album Spellbound), The Family Stand (on their 1990 Chain album), Aftershock ('93 Slave to the Vibe), (1991 Moon In Scorpio) and (2007 Super Sol Nova Volume 1), Maxi Priest and Big Mountain (joining Sid Mills on their Things To Come album).
More recently, Moonie also works as lead guitarist, composer and arranger for New York band, Highly-I, a fusion of roots reggae, jazz, rock and poetry. He also teaches music part-time at his own academy in Brooklyn, where he lives. His wife was Faybiene Miranda, a writer, poet, singer and activist who's toured England with Benjamin Zephaniah, co-authored a book with Mutabaruka and recorded the controversial song, Prophecy, which was banned in Jamaica. It was later included on a Reggae Refreshers compilation album from Island along with Pulse's Handsworth Revolution. The original "Angel Warrior" Faybiene Miranda, transitioned December 21st., 2013. We are deeply saddened by Moonie's loss.