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King of the Slums, MC Buzz B
Promotional Item
1987
Well start of a new session and I already hit a technical glitch. No matter. By my powers of ingenuity I put a piece of paper behind the flyer so it would come out bigger and this time, no messin’, it worked straight away. Old dog... new tricks...?; after all this I’m definitely going into publishing...
Don’t know anything about this particular label promo; probably circa '87? I think I was in a lull at this stage of my musical, rock ‘n roll ligging career. Although I loved the night life, the boogie woogie, I was debating whether ‘tis nobler in the mind to get fat ‘n lazy or just settle down like a lot of my mates had done,start listening to Luther van Dross and perhaps contribute to the growth of the general population.....I was 27 and from where I was standing, on the wrong side of it. Without a compass or a map I tried to be the mature , goodly citizen; found I wasn’t really ergonomically designed or idealogically suited to such pursuits and gave up after about 6 months.
So this label looks like it was trying to do the right thing by the discerning music lovin' public; definitely liked M.C. Buzz B. “It wasn’t a dream,it was a nightmare...”; great stuff. I’m gonna check out that Dub Organiser one day; looks promising; and King of the Slums had a bit of a fuss around them, as did New Fads, World of Twist etc. around a similar time, but as I wasn’t paying a great deal of attention, they’re really just words to me now. “Bombs away on Harpurhey”; that’s a great title...
Artefact added : 16th October 2010
by dubwise-er
abdom Says –
I think the King of Slums drummer at this time was Ross Cain who started out as drummer in "Abdominal Pain" I was Abdominal Pains front man which is probably why we never got anywhere!
We formed the band at Two Trees school Haughton Green not long after a biology class. Which is where the name came from.
I seem to think Mike Shaft the famous DJ went there too. He was actually big mates with Ross's brother.
Ross was with me at probably the second best ever gig in Manchester when in 1977 The Clash played the Elizabethan Suite Belle Vue supported by Siouxie and the Banshees. It should have been 60p to get in, but the doors got smashed in and we were among the few hundred scarey looking youths that poured in.
Because the film crew for "So it Goes" was all ready to roll, they or probably the shows front man the late great Tony Wilson just let us all stay in. Lucky day, We were only 15 so may not have got past the bouncers as paying customers anyway. Lucky lucky day! It was a school night so I was home about 3 hours after I should have been, but what a night. Well worth all the grief I got from mum and Dad when I did get home. I am recently back in touch with Ross he lives in Thailand and looks 10 years younger than me the lucky bastard.
COMMENT ADDED 28th January 2011
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