The Drum Club produced inventive techno-trance that probably peaked with their 1994 album and single “Drums Are Dangerous”.


The Drum Club, named after a Sunderland nightspot that imported Balearic beat in 1983, and more recently Charlie Hall’s own club night, comprised the duo of Lol Hammond (b. 7 January 1960, Stoke Newington, London, England) and Hall (b. 25 October 1959, Whitstable, Kent, England). The latter, self-effacing both on stage and off, and a former book reviewer for the Catholic Herald (!?), was nevertheless perceived as the band’s creative linchpin. Before the Drum Club he was already a well-known London club DJ, and had also played in rock/pop bands the Apaches and London Cowboys. Hammond, meanwhile, had been part of the many and varied line-ups of Spizz (Spizz Oil, Athletico Spizz, etc.).


By 1994, the Drum Club were regulars at clubs like the Megadog and at a range of festivals. That year, they released the “Drums Are Dangerous” on Butterfly Records. The title track had a lovely vocal supplied by Maxine Harvey, who had provided vocals for a number of KLF tracks.


The Drum Club – Drums Are Dangerous (23 Steps To Heaven Mix)


The Drum Club – Drums Are Dangerous (Stand & Fight Mix)

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~ by acidted on January 12, 2009.

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