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23 Skidoo

23 Skidoo were a pioneering British post punk group in which members JCM Turnbull, Alex Turnbull and Fritz Haaman managed to combine their interests in industrial noise, gamelan music, funk, and martial arts!

In 1982 23 Skidoo released their album Seven Songs on the Fetish label which featured the track 'Vegas El Bandito'. It had been recorded at Throbbing Gristle's Death Factory Studio in Hackney and produced by Throbbing Gristle's Genesis P Orrdige and Peter 'Sleazy' Chrispherson. The record has since become a classic of it's kind and stands as a definitive representation of their influences: using tape loops and radio voices alongside experimental music and a percusion-heavy rhythm section.

The band's most well known track is the disco not disco classic 'Coup', which was released in 1985 and features a horn section borrowed from reggae group Aswad and the bassist from UK Jazz Funkers Linx!

23 Skidoo are featured on our compilation of British post punk, In The Begginning There Was Rhythm.

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