King Volts - Live at the Tumble Inn 1987. The legendary Newcastle/Bradford reggae band onstage in Bradford. Brisk, dub-heavy live sound. Solid, irie festival vibes.
King Volts formed in 1982 in Fenham, Newcastle and were regulars on the Northeast gig circuit during the mid-80s. Anyone see them at the Riverside? The band moved to Bradford in 1986 where they quickly built up a local following while traveling to play at free festivals. Key members emigrated and, sadly, the band split in 1987.
Volts reformed for a great reunion gig in 1988 at the 1in12 Club, Bradford, another memorable night.
Respect to Igger, Martin, Cess, Steve, John, Andy, Micky, Diccon, The Rootsman, Larry and everyone. King Volts are still fondly remembered. If any of you come on here, link up, leave a comment.... Paul.
Taken from the original PA tape. 58 minutes. Shame I lost the old Newcastle Demo tape.
Thanks to Iain for ripping this, bless man...