My eldest brother was lead guitarist and songwriter with Harlem Spirit and when I was a teenager I followed them to a great many gigis around the Manchester area. I worked at the Midland Hotel at the time and the fact that our Pete was in a band (let alone Harlem Spirit) gave some great street cred with many of my colleagues. I had all of their singles and also their Sussed album (as you would expect) however I lost them all when I split from my first wife towards the end of the 80s. The band had already split up by that time and so as the years passed I just forgot about their music although from time to time I would find myself singing "Universal Man" or "Dem a sus" then about two years ago something prompted me to search the net for articles about Harelm Spirit and I found (by chance) that someone on ebay was selling the "Sussed" album so I bought it. I converted it from the vinyl onto CD and have switched a number of people on to the bands music as they have been forced to listen to it whilst travelling in my car. I have given the original vinyl version to Pete as he no longer had any of the vinyl this then prompted him to get out a lot of the demo tapes etc the band had done and we spent a great night drinking, playing guitar and listening to the old stuff some of which never saw the light of day other than at live gigs.