R IS FOR RETRIBUTION

Retribution was a UK dance super-group formed in 1994 around the Drum Club to protest against the Criminal Justice Bill and its repetitive beats-related provisions. A classic piece of ‘lawnorder’ legislation to appeal to (appease?) the right-wing media scared about young people doing things they couldn’t understand and might lose control of. Good politics doesn’t always make for good music, as largely in this case. It was released on the Weatherall-related Sabrettes label. Expect thumping techno beats in a repetitive maner.

The group comprised:

– Dave Watts – Fun-Da-Mental

– Lol Hammond – Drum Club

– Charlie Hall – Drum Club

– Youth – Killing Joke

– Steve Hillage – system 7

– Miquette Giraudy – System 7

– Kim Lewis – Drum Club

– Annabel Simmons – Drub Club

 The sleeve exhorted:

“REPEAT AFTER ME, REPEAT AFTER ME, REPEAT AFTER ME. This. This. This is about our f***in’ freedom you’re talking about. This. This. This is our f***in’ lives you’re talking about. This. This. This is where young Britain proves that we are ready to take the law into our own hands. This. This. This is where the votes of millions of young party goers could help remove you from power. This. This. This is where the electronic music proves to the world that repetitive beats are the most powerful, unifying medium in the world. This. This. This is where a classless party scene shows the Tories what a classless society really is. This. This. This is where we prove that repetitive beats do more for unity and racial integration than any scheme devised by a suited whore who wouldn’t know a council estate from a Volvo estate. This. This. This is where we dispel the government’s misguided belief that the hypnotic power of repetitive beats is a new form of drug taking. This. This This is where we take the Government to task and declare war on their double standards and hypocrisy regarding democracy. This. This. This is where we warn you that your future in power could well end.

This. This. This is judgement day. This. This. This is our day.

Ben Turner

Retribution – Repeptitive Beats (Let’s ‘Ave It Mix – Main Master Mix)  

 Retribution – Repetitive Beats (Kill The Bill Mix – Lol)  

 Retribution – Repetitive Beats (No Interference Mix – Charlie)  

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~ by acidted on November 9, 2009.

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