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Basement 5 - Dub Punk du Royaume-Uni - Discographie & Téléchargement d'album mp3 complet

Basement 5

Groupe de musique Dub Punk du Royaume-Uni formé en 1978

Basement 5 were a reggae punk fusion band from London founded in 1978. Their first vocalist was Winston Fergus, then Don Letts. One of their early performances was a support for Public Image Ltd.'s London debut at the Rainbow on Christmas Day 1978. Finally in 1979 Dennis Morris - photographer of Bob Marley and the Sex Pistols, took over as creative force, lead vocalist and lyricist. He also designed the Basement 5 logo and created their image. The drums were played by Richard Dudanski, who had played in the bands 101ers, The Raincoats and Public Image Ltd. Their songs reflected the political situation of the time in Great Britain in the era of Margaret Thatcher: youth unemployment, strikes, racism and the poverty of the working class.

In 1980 they got signed to Island Records with vocalist Dennis Morris. The new line up played its debut gig at Clarendon Hotel in London (19 March 1980), followed by a set at Camden's Music Machine (now called KOKO) at an all night gig hosted by ZigZag magazines editor Kris Needs on 31 March 1980 along with numerous other artists such as John Cooper Clarke, Killing Joke and The Only Ones also recording a Peel Session on 21 April 1980, aired on 28 April and their debut, self-produced single, "Silicon Chip," on 26 May. Following this, they recorded their début album, 1965-1980, with record producer Martin Hannett, releasing it on 11 August. On the first day of recording the album, the existing drummer known as Anthony "Bigga" Thompson walked out of the session. The band was in shock. Having just finished touring with Ian Dury and The Blockheads who they became very friendly with, they then used their drummer "Gentleman" Charles Charles of the Blockheads for the album.

Hannett, in an interview with Dutch music magazine Oor in 1981, said, "You have to play it very loud to enjoy it fully. It was the most difficult production, I must say, the heaviest. It was eighteen degrees in the shade, the end of August. As I recall it has been the most physical album that I've ever done. Made me feel like I'd been carrying bricks around. Heavy work. Putting the bass lines in the right place. But it was good."

The sessions also yielded dub versions of several of the main tracks, released on 31 October as In Dub. "Last White Christmas" was released in time for Christmas (1 December), as a 12" and 7" (the latter in Christmas wrapping paper with a silver sticker of the band logo). The band broke up shortly thereafter, with several members forming Urban Shakedown.

In October 2017, the label Play It Again Sam (PIAS) re released the two Basement 5 albums: 1965-1980 and In Dub.

Main members

Dennis Morris - vocals

Humphrey "J.R." Murray - guitar

Leo "E-Zee Kill" Williams - bass

Richard Dudanski - drums

Other members

Winston Fergus - vocals

Don Letts - vocals

Charley Charles - drums - uncredited but "thanked" on 1965-1980

Anthony Thompson (Tony, aka "T") - drums - left August 1980 on first day of 1965-1980 sessions

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Membres du groupe :   Humphrey Murray, Richard Dudanski, Dennis Morris, Leo Williams, Anthony Thompson, Don Letts

- Discographie -

5 albums

Basement 5 - 1965-1980 / Basement 5 In Dub

1965-1980 / Basement 5 In Dub

1992 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Dub
Album CD16 Pistes
Island Records

Basement 5 - In Dub

In Dub

1980 - Royaume-Uni
Ska, New Wave, Dub
Vinyle 12"5 Pistes
Island Records

Basement 5 - Last White Christmas

Last White Christmas

1980 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Dub
Vinyle 12"2 Pistes
Island Records

Basement 5 - Silicone Chip

Silicone Chip

1980 - Royaume-Uni
Vinyle 10"4 Pistes
Island Records

Basement 5 - 1965-1980


1980 - Royaume-Uni
Punk, Dub
Vinyle 12"9 Pistes

- Vidéos Basement 5 -

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Basement 5

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