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.
In this Black History Month, Steel Pulse will be treating you with an "Anniversary Special."
Today, February 9th 2013, is the 50th anniversary since the slaying of Hattie Carroll.
For those who are not familiar, Bob Dylan brought this name to light in a song that he released a year later (1964), called The Lonesome Death of Hattie Carroll.
Steel Pulse quickly made a track in honour of Hattie and the rest of her family. It will be there for you to check out later. Although it's the lyrics of Bob Dylan, we couldn't help but put our own spin to it. This one will be from "The Natty To Hattie." I thank the band, especially Sidney, for his round the clock effort and perseverance to make this track happen for this special day.... And a maximum respect for the man himself, Bob Dylan.