Gary Clail began his career in Bristol where he worked improvising raps on tapes released by On-U artists.
He was taken in by the label to work with Tackhead and the On U Sound System in the late '80s, resulting in a series of 12" releases from 1985-87 before his first full-length split release for Nettwerk, Tackhead Tape Time by Gary Clail & Tackhead.
In 1989, he had his true debut album in Gary Clail & On-U Sound System, released by the On U Sound label. The album helped forge him a place in the Bristol electronic underground, and paved the way for his later releases on RCA, which feature a number of singles and EPs as well as one full-length, 1991's Emotional Hooligan.
He also released another full-length for Yelen Records in 1996, Keep the Faith. (AMG)
…A new deal was struck with Yelen Musiques in France for 1995's album "Keep The Faith" (ON-U LP 76) which was generally well received and featured more of Clail's characteristic lambasts against injustices of the world before he slipped quietly out of the music scene in the late 1990s.
He went on to buy a church in Penzance, England convert it into a guest house and then run it for several years.
The most recent word I have, however, is that he is living on a boat at Saltford, between Bristol and Bath, and is working at a hostel for homeless people in Bath.
We wish him well. (skysaw.org)
01. Let's Get It Right
02. Another Hard Man
03. The Dangerous Dance
04. Privatisation Program
05. No Sleep Tonight
06. Keep The Faith
07. One Flesh & Blood
08. Stand Together
09. The Noose Is Getting Tighter
11. Pure Dub Tonight
Written-By - A. Maxwell (tracks: 1, 3 to 5, 7, 10, 11) , A. Salvador (tracks: 6, 8, 10) , A. Bandez (tracks: 2, 7) , B. Alexander (tracks: 8 to 10), C. Ogilvie (tracks: 4, 5, 8, 11), D. Wimbish (tracks: 1, 9, 10), G. Clail (tracks: 1, 3 to 5, 8 to 11), J. Clark (tracks: 2, 7)
Producer - Adrian Sherwood
Co-producer - Carlton "Bubblers" Ogilvie (tracks: 4, 5, 8) , Keith Le Blanc (tracks: 1, 3, 9)
Engineer - Andy Montgomery , Darren Grandt, Maggie Apostolou, Tony Brown
Artwork By [Design] - Les Telecreateurs
Photography - Thierry Rajic
Another On-U sound production.
The album was first released in France (October 1995) - several months before in the UK.
Label: Columbia / Sony (France)
Compression Level: 3
CD-rip by alekow (EAC and Flac)
Covers Included (400dpi)