The Usual Suspects & Cop on Fire, Boars Head, Kidderminster Saturday 21st April 2012

April 7, 2012

The Usual Suspects / Cop on Fire Saturday 21st April
Saturday 21st April at The Boars Head, Worcester Street, Kidderminster

The Usual Suspects
Cop On Fire
Generic Eric
Chris Bowsher
SDB DJ’s

plus the return of Skinny

8pm til late
£5 in
www.skankingdubbeats.co.uk

Chris Bowsher & the Faction – 'Infinitive Splits' CD (Front man of Radical Dance Faction (RDF), with electro-dub rhythm section, The FACTION)

November 21, 2010

The collaboration of Chris Bowsher, word-smith and better known front man of underground pioneers Radical Dance Faction (RDF), with electro-dub rhythm section, The FACTION, has brought forth a heavy piece of musical poetry in their newly completed album

‘Infinitive Splits’ . . . . . . . . . . . .

Buy now on-line at Iron Man Shop

Read more about Chris Bowsher and The Faction and listen to tracks from the album at :

http://www.myspace.com/thefactionis

TRACK LISTING

1. Smasharagga

2. RU1

3. Beat the dance

4. Landing Party

5. Chinese poem

6. The train

7. Subway 6

8. Lived, we loved

Chris Bowsher & the Faction - 'Infinitive Splits' CD (Front man of Radical Dance Faction (RDF), with electro-dub rhythm section, The FACTION)

Chris Bowsher & the Faction - 'Infinitive Splits' CD (Front man of Radical Dance Faction (RDF), with electro-dub rhythm section, The FACTION)

"One Foot Skank" in Paradise Reggae, Ska, Celtic, Dub Saturday 1st August 2009

July 31, 2009

“One Foot Skank” in Paradise. Reggae Ska Celtic Dub

One Foot Main Stage

Inner Terrestrials, Tarantism, P.A.I.N, Jah Free, Gary James, Steve Swann, Wayne Mcarthur and Universal Players, A.O.S.3, Headjam, Cracked Actors, Living Rootz, Jah Head, Ska Face, Luvdump, One Foot Skank and uprizing,

Skankin Soundsystem Stage (Bendy Visuals, Skanking Dub Beats)

skankin’ Dave, F.R.C, Wayne, Freedom Sounds, Revelation 2000, Pat the Punk, Roots Odyssey, Jah Sounds, Mistertobes, Bernueman, Sam and Ken, Gino, Culture Shock, Weirditude

Rougham Airfield, Nr Bury St Edmunds, Sat 1st August 2009, 11am-1am Doors open 9am 

http://www.onefootskank.co.uk

One Foot Skank  in Paradise flyer 2009

One Foot Skank  in Paradise flyer 2009

Radical Dance Faction

January 8, 2009

Radical Dance Faction post test page

Military Surplus / RDF gigs coming up

March 16, 2007

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Hi Folks,
here’s something I’m passing on for your information:

Military Surplus / RDF have got a new page up on myspace:
http://www.myspace.com/militarysurplusrdf

You can buy a few last copies of the RDF album “Borderline Cases” here:
http://stores.ebay.co.uk/Iron-Man-Shop

You can catch the Military Surplus / RDF playing live here:

31 Mar 2007
The Bear Tavern, Bearwood, Birmingham, Birmingham, South – £5.00

8 Apr 2007
The Cheese and Grain – Indoor Endorset in Dorset, Yeovil, £.5.00

2 Jun 2007
Strawberry Fair Free Festival, Cambridge, FREE

22 Jul 2007
Eastern Haze Festival, Somerleyton Hall Suffolk, Suffolk, South – £65 Adult £45 14-17 under 14 ‘s are free

The band have reformed and are now known as Military Surplus/RDF.

Radical Dance Faction (RDF) were founded by Chris Bowsher in Hungerford, 1986, and were originally known as ‘Military Surplus’. The band experienced many line up changes, and Chris remained the only original member up to the time RDF split up (sometime in the late 1990’s).

RDF’s music combined punk, dub, and ska, while Chris’ lyrics, spoken rather than sung, dealt mainly with political issues, such as the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 in the song Chinese Poem. Chris also witnessed first hand the Hungerford massacre, describing his experience in Hot on the Wire.

RDF were a regular act on the UK free festival scene prior to the 1994 Criminal Justice Act, and were part of the crusty and anarcho punk movement.

In August 2006 Military Surplus/RDF reformed and played at the Endorse it in Dorset festival. more gigs are planned.

* Steve Swann, one of RDFs original line-up, co-founded the Revolutionary Dub Warriors & is member of the reformed, dub, ska band Dub The Earth.

* Phil left RDF in 1995, and together with other ex-RDF members and John from AOS3 , formed P.A.I.N

* Linda went on to become a member of the band DF118 .

* Mark McCarthey joined The Wonder Stuff in 2004.

* Murph joined The Rhytmites

Discography: Albums
* Taking Refuge cassette only
* Hot on the Wire cassette only
* Borderline Cases 1990
* Wasteland 1991
* Raggamuffin Statement 1995 Singles
* Landing Party
* Beast in the Doorway

The Current Line up of Military Surplus / RDF is:

* Chris Bowsher – Vocals
* Steve Swann – Vocals/bass – Surplus people & Rogue Trooper
* Karen Rickitts – Backing Vocals
* Murph – Guitar
* Matty Mann – Bass
* Steve Cruickshank – Drums
* Martin – Keyboards

more info on P.A.I.N, A.O.S.3, RDF and related bands: http://www.ironmanrecords.co.uk
cheers
mark

RDF / Military Surplus gig Birmingham 31st March 2007

January 7, 2007

Here’s a message from http://www.Skankingdubbeats.co.uk
We are an independant live soundsystem currently at the moment upstairs at :

THE BEAR TAVERN,
BEARWOOD ROAD,
BEARWOOD,
BIRMINGHAM,
WEST MIDLANDS,
B66 4BX

SATURDAY 31ST MARCH  2007
R.D.F./ MILITARY SURPLUS (yes, its them!)
+
URBAN DUB
+
F.R.C.
+
SKINNY
8:30PM – LATE
ADMISSION £5
Telephone : 0121 429 1184
Sound by F.R.C
Lights and backdrops by Bendy

Radical Dance Faction were a band from Berkshire, England.
History

Radical Dance Faction (RDF) were founded by Chris Bowsher in Hungerford 1986, and were originally known as ‘Military Surplus’. The band experienced many line up changes, and Chris remained the only original member up to the time RDF split up (sometime in the late 1990’s).

RDF’s music combined punk dub and ska, while Chris’ lyrics, spoken rather than song, dealt mainly with political issues, such as the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 in the song Chinese Poem. Chris also witnessed first hand the Hungerford Massacre, describing his experience in Hot on the Wire.

RDF were a regular act on the UK free festival scene prior to the1994 Criminal Justice act, and were part of the crusty and anarcho punk movement.

In August 2006 RDF reformed and played at the Endorse it in Dorset festival. I went to the next gig at The Cross Keys, Great Bedwyn, Wilts on 4th November 2006. As I understand it, more gigs are planned. You can find more info on myspace too.
Related bands

* Steve Swann, one of RDF’s original line-up, co-founded the Revolutionary Dub Warriors & is member of the reformed, dub, ska band Dub The Earth.
* Phil left RDF in 1995, and together with other ex-RDF members and John from AOS3, formed P.A.I.N
* Linda went on to become a member of the band DF118.
* Mark McCarthey joined The Wonder Stuff in 2004.
* Murph joined The Rhythmites.

Members

* Phil Astronaut (guitar)
* Chris Bowsher (vocals)
* Mike Cooper (guitar)
* Steve Cruickshank (drums)
* Sarah Edwards (violin)
* Linda Goodman (vocals)
* Tim Hill (saxophone)
* Fred Johnson (bass)
* Paul McCabe (Keyboards)
* Murph (guitar)
* Brian Powell (guitar, bass)
* Style Scott (drums)
* Graham Spey (Keyboards)
* Steve Swann
* Graham Usher (drums)
* Jim Warne (Guitar)
* Luap

Discography

Albums

* Taking Refuge (cassette only)
* Hot on the Wire (cassette only)
* Borderline Cases (1990)
* Wasteland (1991)
* Raggamuffin Statement (1995)

Singles

* Landing Party
* Beast in the Doorway

you may find a last copy or two of RDF – Raggamuffin Statement on CD at http://www.ironmanrecords.co.uk

cheers
see you at the gig
mark