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Radical Dance Faction - Dub Punk from United Kingdom - Biography & Full Album Download MP3


Radical Dance Faction


Dub Punk Band from United Kingdom formed in 1986


Radical Dance Faction (RDF), originally Military Surplus, is a band from Hungerford, Berkshire, England.

History

Radical Dance Faction (RDF) were founded by Chris Bowsher in Hungerford in 1986. Originally known as 'Military Surplus', the band has experienced many line up changes, with at least thirty different people having been part of the band at one time or another. Bowsher is the only person who has been in every line up of the band.

RDF's music combines punk, dub, and ska, while Bowsher's lyrics, spoken rather than sung, deal mainly with political issues, such as the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 in the song "Chinese Poem". Bowsher also witnessed first hand the Hungerford massacre, describing his experience in the song "Hot on the Wire".

In 1990, they signed to Southern Records, releasing two albums on their own imprint Earthzone and going on to tour Germany and other parts of Europe. One tour was as the support act to Rebel MC and they also supported Ziggy Marley at one point. RDF appeared at the huge Summerjam festival in Germany, July 1993.

RDF were a regular act on the UK free festival scene prior to the 1994 Criminal Justice Act, and were part of the crusty/anarcho punk movement until they called it day in the mid 1990s. Their final album (until reformation) Raggamuffin Statement was a mixture of live recordings and remixes with new songs, including "Martin Foran", about the wrongly convicted prisoner.The band reformed in 2006, playing various festivals around the UK during 2007. They reformed again in 2012 and appeared at the Bearded Theory festival in Derby. The band commenced a short tour in October 2012 to promote new album - Ammunition. In recent years they have performed at Glastonbury, Boomtown, Rebellion, Willow Man and Green Gathering festivals.

In 2018 RDF released their latest work, Daydream Dystopia, produced by Youth Sounds.

Related bands

Steve Swann, one of RDF's original line-up, co-founded the Revolutionary Dub Warriors and was a member of the reformed, dub/ska band Dub The Earth.

Phil left RDF in 1995, and together with other ex-RDF members and John from AOS3, formed P.A.I.N.

Linda and Graham Spey went on to form the band DF118.

Mark McCarthy joined The Wonder Stuff in 2004.

Murph joined The Rhythmites.

Bowsher released an album, Infinitive Splits, in 2010 billed as Chris Bowsher and The Faction, with Martin Jenkins and Oisin Meehan - including versions of RDF songs.

Current lineup (2016)

Chris Bowsher ( vocals)

Shanks (Drums)

Murph (Guitar)

Dan Foster (Bass)

Past members

Linda Goodman (Vocals)

Steve Swann (Vocals, Bass)

Fred Johnson (Bass)

Karen Woodhead (Backing Vocals)

Graham Usher (Drums)

Sid Wobble (Harmonica)

Mark McCarthy (Bass)

Richard Paterson (Keyboards)

Phil Astronaut (guitar)

Mike Cooper (guitar

Sarah Edwards (violin)

Tim Hill (saxophone)

Kevin Vernon (Percussion)

Paul McCabe (Keyboards)

Brian Powell (guitar, bass)

Style Scott (drums)

Graham Spey (Keyboards)

Jim Warne (Guitar)

Danny (Drums)

Ozzy (bass)

Chris Chescoe (Drums)

Olly Thomas (Drums)

Lewis Sykes (Bass)

Jimmy Peters (Keyboards)

Andy (from Newcastle) (drums)

Lynn Forte (Drums)

Spot Gaffey (Drums

Matty Mann (Bass)

Karen Ricketts (Backing Vocals)

Martin Jenkins (keyboards)

Ben King (keyboards)

Luke Winton (Drums)

Josh Bannerman (Drums)

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Band Members :   Steve Cruickshank, Chris Bowsher, Matty Swann, Sarah Edwards, Paul McCabe, Graham Usher, Linda Goodman, Steve Swann, Graham Spey, Steve Taylor, Richard Paterson, Fred Johnson, Brian Powell, Phil Beckett, Mark McCarthey, Tim Hill, Style Scott




- Biography -

9 albums

Rdf - Daydream Dystopia

Daydream Dystopia

2018 - United Kingdom
Dub, Dub Poetry
CD Album18 Tracks
Youth Sounds


Rdf - Ammunition

Ammunition

2012 - United Kingdom
Punk, Reggae, Dub
CD Album10 Tracks
Not On Label (rdf Self-released)


Rdf - Raggamuffin Statement

Raggamuffin Statement

1995 - United Kingdom
Punk, Dub
Vinyl LP12 Tracks
Inna State Records


Rdf - Beast In The Doorway / Dirty Old Town

Beast In The Doorway / Dirty Old Town

1994 - United Kingdom
Punk
Vinyl 12"4 Tracks
Ax-s Records


Rdf - Landing Party

Landing Party

1991 - United Kingdom
Punk, Dub, Dub Poetry
Vinyl 45 RPM3 Tracks
Earth Zone


Rdf - Wasteland

Wasteland

1991 - United Kingdom
Reggae, Dub, Dub Poetry
CD Album10 Tracks
Earth Zone


Rdf - Borderline Cases

Borderline Cases

1990 - United Kingdom
Dub, Dub Poetry
Vinyl LP10 Tracks
Earth Zone


Rdf - Hot On The Wire

Hot On The Wire

1989 - United Kingdom
Cassette Album8 Tracks
Not On Label (rdf Self-released)


Rdf - Taking Refuge

Taking Refuge

1989 - United Kingdom
Dub, Dub Poetry
Cassette Mini-Album5 Tracks
Not On Label (rdf Self-released)




- Videos Radical Dance Faction -

24 Videos

RDF$$$ - Faixa 01 com Ramalho, A.X.L, Cascavel, Betel e Câmara de Ecos prod. Raul Ronde (Video)
Radical Dance Faction
Bordeline Cases
Radical Dance Faction
Ragamuffin Statement CD - 08 - Dum Diggy (Instrumental)
Radical Dance Faction
Ragamuffin Statement CD - 10 - Tense Dub
Radical Dance Faction
Ragamuffin Statement CD - 06 - Hot On The Wire
Radical Dance Faction
Ragamuffin Statement CD - 01 - Beast In The Doorway (Sonic Mix)
Radical Dance Faction
Ragamuffin Statement CD - 02 - Dirty Old Town (Sonic Mix)
Radical Dance Faction
Raggamufin Statement
Radical Dance Faction
Ragamuffin Statement CD - 03 - Beast In The Dub (Sonic Mix)
Radical Dance Faction
Ragamuffin Statement CD - 05 - Rogue Trooper (Genetic Infantryman Mix)
Radical Dance Faction
Ragamuffin Statement CD - 04 - 1st Dub + Martin Foran (Sonic Mix)
Radical Dance Faction
Radical dance faction/rdf-beast in the doorway(sonic mix)
Radical Dance Faction
Rogue Trooper (Raggamuffin Statement)
Radical Dance Faction
Ragamuffin Statement CD - 09 - Babble On
Radical Dance Faction
Ragamuffin Statement CD - 11 - Go To A War
Radical Dance Faction
Landing party
Radical Dance Faction
Sadness
Radical Dance Faction
RADICAL DANCE FACTION,3,UNKNOWN SOLDIER, IN BIRKENHEAD 2014
Radical Dance Faction
Free State
Radical Dance Faction
RADICAL DANCE FACTION,1,FOR THE POOR MAN,IN BIRKENHEAD 2014
Radical Dance Faction
RDF - Lembra? ♪♫ (NOVA 2019)
Radical Dance Faction
RDF - A Rua Foi Nosso Palco
Radical Dance Faction
RDF - Esconderijo Part C. Sheik e Hariel Costta ( Nova 2016 + Download)
Radical Dance Faction
RDF (Skidy & Bless97) - Lembra? (Official Music)
Radical Dance Faction








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