18 January 2009

The Wild Bunch Crew -1985

Check out some mid-eighties Bristol graffiti and b-boying.

This is the original promo for The Wild Bunch Crew. The video, cut by Steve Haley, with several scenes shot by Julian Monaghan, shines a light on the vibrant early hip-hop scene in Bristol (UK) and features many of the city's unsung heroes, without whom their would never have been a 'Bristol Sound'.

'I put the video together in 1985 at the request of Nellie Hooper, who realised even then the potential of what was starting to happen in Bristol. The video helped to secure a trip for TWB to Japan which arguably marked both the start of their individual international careers and the begining of the end for the crew. At this time they were still a chaotic DJ crew and did not release their own tunes until the Friends and Countrymen E.P. in 1988, by which time the crew were already in the terminal meltdown which led to the transformation of Soul to Soul and the formation of Massive Attack.' -Steve Haley - Oct 08

View The Original 1985 Promo: youtube.com/The Wild Bunch

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