SOUND SYSTEM… The Map… A Detail…

Flash it.. the original station underground news… SOUND SYSTEM…

PS… there have been so-o-o-o-o-o many sound systsems over the years … so, please dont expect the poster to be definitive. It’s a work in progress and respect goes out to all sound system operators. On the Sound tip check out the excellent DVD: CHAMPION SOUND: THE HISTORY OF COVENTRY SOUND SYSTEMS

About Paul Brad

Freelance journalist / Publisher Editor - Straight No Chaser magazine & From Jazz Funk & Fusion to Acid Jazz: A History Of The UK Jazz dance Scene by Mark 'Snowboy' Cotgrove / Music Fan: Interplanetary Sounds: Ancient to Future / Cultural Event Consultant & Activist / Nei Jia practitioner
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2 Responses to SOUND SYSTEM… The Map… A Detail…

  1. Simone Edmonds says:

    I am from Huddersfield and can say there’s a glaring ommision on your map.
    There were several sounds in Bradford, West Yorks back then, some of which are still around today. But I don’t even see Bradford listed on your map.
    Some of the biggest clashes and dances are still held in Bradford today. And its probably the number one dance location outside of London and Manchester.
    Some of the sounds from there that immediately spring to mind are Scorcher, Conquering Lion, Nyah Shanti to name a few.

    • Paul Brad says:

      Thanx Simone… the map was never meant to be definitive … I also did a London version which has a huge amount of sound systems not on the map. No disrespect was meant. When we did he exhibition back in 2014 it was meant to travel and form the basis for others in different cities to build on the basic picture. Unfortunately, a lot empty promises meant that the exhibition – 8o ft of wall space – never left London. See https://vimeo.com/68200644. Hopefully, people will develop what we initiated – Mandeep did that in Huddersfield. A photographer friend, Anna Arnone, is set to publish a book of her photos and interviews done in the 80s. Take it easy.. a luta continua!

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