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23 Skidoo

Profile of the performer 23 Skidoo: 23 Skidoo are a British band playing a fusion of industrial, post-punk, alternative dance, rock, and world music. The group was named after a mysterious Illuminati phrase that appeared in the work of Aleister Crowley, William S. Burroughs, and filmmaker Julian Biggs. Formed in 1979 by Fritz Catlin, Johnny Turnbull and Sam Mills, and later augmented by Alex Turnbull and Tom Heslop, 23 Skidoo had interests in martial arts, Burundi and Kodo drumming, Fela Kuti, The Last Poets, William S. Burroughs, as well as the emerging confluence of industrial, post-punk and funk, heard in artists such as A Certain Ratio, Throbbing Gristle, Cabaret Voltaire, The Pop Group and This Heat.



Their first 7", "Ethics" was released in 1980, followed by the "Last Words" 7", produced by Stephen Mallinder and Richard H. Kirk from Cabaret Voltaire. A Peel Session was recorded on September 16, 1981 that included Richard. Their debut album, Seven Songs, was released in 1982 and is said to evoke the claustrophobic humidity of an African forest. An experimental EP Tearing Up The Plans was produced without the Turnbull brothers, who were traveling in Indonesia. Guitarist Sam Mills and vocalist Tom Heslop left the band soon after, and with the arrival of slap-bassist David "Sketch" Martin following the break-up of Linx, the lineup remained the same until their disintegration in 2003.



With the Turnbull brothers back from Indonesia where they were exposed to Gamelan, the band recruited Aswad's horn section for the "Coup" 12", which featured samples from Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now. It has been alleged that The Chemical Brothers stole the bass line for their "Block Rockin' Beats" track. The Culling Is Coming (1983 - noted for featuring the band live at the first WOMAD Festival) and Urban Gamelan (1984) followed, criticized at the time for their shift towards more abstract sounds. After having been evicted from their rehearsal space at Genesis P-Orridge's 'Death Factory' the band shifted their focus towards hip hop and released a few singles and a compilation album Just Like Everybody in 1987.



In 1989 the Turnbull brothers formed the Ronin label, and released material by Deckwrecka, Roots Manuva, and Rodney P amongst others. They signed to Virgin Records in 1991 and were able to build a new studio with their advance. In 2000 they released a self-titled LP, which featured contributions from Pharoah Sanders and Roots Manuva. This was followed by a compilation of singles, The Gospel Comes To New Guinea in 2002, and for the first time on CD, reissues of Seven Songs and Urban Gamelan. In 2003 the Turnbull brothers liquidated the company. In 2008 LTM reissued the whole back catalog of 23 Skidoo.

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# Release cover Release title Tracks amount Download release in mp3? Official release date Label of release
1 23 Skidoo - 23 Skidoo 23 Skidoo 12 mp3 Download release MP3 23 Skidoo 2000-07-17
2 23 Skidoo - Language Language 2 mp3 Download release MP3 Language 1984-07-00 Illuminated Records
3 23 Skidoo - Coup Coup 2 mp3 Download release MP3 Coup 1983 Illuminated Records
4 23 Skidoo - 23 Skidoo Vs. The Assassins With Soul 23 Skidoo Vs. The Assassins With Soul 3 mp3 Download release MP3 23 Skidoo Vs. The Assassins With Soul 1986-00-00 Illuminated Records
5 23 Skidoo - Dawning Dawning 3 mp3 Download release MP3 Dawning 2000-00-00 Virgin
6 23 Skidoo - Seven Songs Seven Songs 10 mp3 Download release MP3 Seven Songs 1984-00-00 Illuminated Records
7 23 Skidoo - Urban Gamelan Urban Gamelan 11 mp3 Download release MP3 Urban Gamelan 1984-08-00 Illuminated Records
8 23 Skidoo - Tearing Up The Plans Tearing Up The Plans 4 mp3 Download release MP3 Tearing Up The Plans 1982-06-00
9 23 Skidoo - The Gospel Comes To New Guinea / Last Words The Gospel Comes To New Guinea / Last Words 2 mp3 Download release MP3 The Gospel Comes To New Guinea / Last Words 1981-09-00 Fetish Records
10 23 Skidoo - The Gospel Comes To New Guinea / Coup The Gospel Comes To New Guinea / Coup 3 mp3 Download release MP3 The Gospel Comes To New Guinea / Coup 2001 Ronin Records
11 23 Skidoo - Just Like Everybody Just Like Everybody 12 mp3 Download release MP3 Just Like Everybody 1987 Bleeding Chin Records
12 23 Skidoo - Urban Gamelan Urban Gamelan 11 mp3 Download release MP3 Urban Gamelan 2001 Ronin Records
13 23 Skidoo - Seven Songs Seven Songs 8 mp3 Download release MP3 Seven Songs 2001 Ronin Records
14 23 Skidoo - Last Words Last Words 2 mp3 Download release MP3 Last Words 1981 Fetish Records
15 23 Skidoo - The Culling Is Coming The Culling Is Coming 6 mp3 Download release MP3 The Culling Is Coming 1988 L.A.Y.L.A.H. Antirecords
16 23 Skidoo - Seven Songs Seven Songs 9 mp3 Download release MP3 Seven Songs 1982-02-00 Fetish Records
17 23 Skidoo - The Culling Is Coming The Culling Is Coming 12 mp3 Download release MP3 The Culling Is Coming 1983 Les Disques Du Crépuscule
18 23 Skidoo - The Gospel Comes To New Guinea The Gospel Comes To New Guinea 14 mp3 Download release MP3 The Gospel Comes To New Guinea 2002-12-02 Ronin Records
19 23 Skidoo - 23 Skidoo 23 Skidoo 12 mp3 Download release MP3 23 Skidoo 2000-07-17 Virgin
20 23 Skidoo - The Culling Is Coming The Culling Is Coming 12 mp3 Download release MP3 The Culling Is Coming 1983-02-04 Operation Twilight
21 23 Skidoo - The Culling Is Coming The Culling Is Coming 2 mp3 Download release MP3 The Culling Is Coming 1988 L.A.Y.L.A.H. Antirecords
22 23 Skidoo - 400 Blows / 23 Skidoo Assemblage 400 Blows / 23 Skidoo Assemblage 2 mp3 Download release MP3 400 Blows / 23 Skidoo Assemblage 1986-03-15 Saderal
23 23 Skidoo - Ethics Ethics 2 mp3 Download release MP3 Ethics 1981-02-00 Pineapple Products
24 23 Skidoo - Dawning Dawning 3 mp3 Download release MP3 Dawning 2000-07-03 Virgin
25 23 Skidoo - The Culling Is Coming The Culling Is Coming 14 mp3 Download release MP3 The Culling Is Coming 2003 Boutique (2)
26 23 Skidoo - Seven Songs / Tranquiliser I & II Seven Songs / Tranquiliser I & II 11 mp3 Download release MP3 Seven Songs / Tranquiliser I & II 1984 Doublevision
27 23 Skidoo - Dawning Dawning 3 mp3 Download release MP3 Dawning 2000-07-03
28 23 Skidoo - Just Like Everybody Part Two Just Like Everybody Part Two 17 mp3 Download release MP3 Just Like Everybody Part Two 2002-12-17 Ronin Records
29 23 Skidoo - Sulphuric Beats '88 Sulphuric Beats '88 2 mp3 Download release MP3 Sulphuric Beats '88 1988
30 23 Skidoo - The Culling Is Coming The Culling Is Coming 12 mp3 Download release MP3 The Culling Is Coming 1983 Base Record
31 23 Skidoo - Ayu Ayu 3 mp3 Download release MP3 Ayu 2000 Not On Label
32 23 Skidoo - 23 Skidoo 23 Skidoo 12 mp3 Download release MP3 23 Skidoo 2000-07-03 Virgin
33 23 Skidoo - Urban Gamelan Urban Gamelan 11 mp3 Download release MP3 Urban Gamelan 1985 Dro
34 23 Skidoo - Language / Coup Language / Coup 2 mp3 Download release MP3 Language / Coup 1984 Dro
35 23 Skidoo - Seven Songs Seven Songs 15 mp3 Download release MP3 Seven Songs 2008 LTM (4)
36 23 Skidoo - Urban Gamelan Urban Gamelan 16 mp3 Download release MP3 Urban Gamelan 2008 LTM (4)
37 23 Skidoo - Just Like Everybody Just Like Everybody 35 mp3 Download release MP3 Just Like Everybody 2008 LTM (4)
38 23 Skidoo - Dawning Dawning 4 mp3 Download release MP3 Dawning 2000-07-03 Virgin
39 23 Skidoo - Final Academy Brixton 29.9.82 / 30.9.82 Final Academy Brixton 29.9.82 / 30.9.82 2 mp3 Download release MP3 Final Academy Brixton 29.9.82 / 30.9.82 Not On Label
40 23 Skidoo - Live Loft Live Loft 4 mp3 Download release MP3 Live Loft 1983 Not On Label
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