This immensely powerful post-punk UK band made their name through the combination of a furious rhythm section with near-psychotic performances from Jaz Coleman (Jeremy Coleman, 26 February 1960, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England; vocals/keyboards). The band came about when Coleman, of Egyptian descent, was introduced to Paul Ferguson, then drumming for the Matt Stagger Band. Coleman joined as a keyboard player, before they both left to form their own group. This first incarnation added Geordie (b. Kevin Walker, 18 December 1958, Chester-le-Street, County Durham, England; guitar) and Youth (b. Martin Glover, 27 December 1960, Africa; bass), who had made his first public appearance at the Vortex in 1977 with forgotten punk band the Rage. After relocating to Notting Hill Gate they paid for a rehearsal studio and borrowed money from Colemans girlfriend to release the Almost Red EP. Picked up by UK disc jockey John Peel, the band provided a session that would...
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