23 Skidoo

23 Skidoo

Also there are session musicians of 23 Skidoo: Alex Turnbull, Chanan Hanspal, David Tibet, Fritz Catlin, Johnny Turnbull, Pat Griffiths, Sam Mills, Sketch Martin, Tom Heslop
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Discography of 23 Skidoo:


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# Cover Release title Total tracks Download mp3 album Release date Label fo release
1 23 Skidoo - 23 Skidoo 23 Skidoo 12 2000-07-17
2 23 Skidoo - Language Language 2 1984-07-00 Illuminated Records
3 23 Skidoo - Coup Coup 2 1983 Illuminated Records
4 23 Skidoo - 23 Skidoo Vs. The Assassins With Soul 23 Skidoo Vs. The Assassins With Soul 3 1986-00-00 Illuminated Records
5 23 Skidoo - Dawning Dawning 3 2000-00-00 Virgin
6 23 Skidoo - Seven Songs Seven Songs 10 1984-00-00 Illuminated Records
7 23 Skidoo - Urban Gamelan Urban Gamelan 11 1984-08-00 Illuminated Records
8 23 Skidoo - Tearing Up The Plans Tearing Up The Plans 4 1982-06-00
9 23 Skidoo - The Gospel Comes To New Guinea / Last Words The Gospel Comes To New Guinea / Last Words 2 1981-09-00 Fetish Records
10 23 Skidoo - The Gospel Comes To New Guinea / Coup The Gospel Comes To New Guinea / Coup 3 2001 Ronin Records
11 23 Skidoo - Just Like Everybody Just Like Everybody 12 1987 Bleeding Chin Records
12 23 Skidoo - Urban Gamelan Urban Gamelan 11 2001 Ronin Records
13 23 Skidoo - Seven Songs Seven Songs 8 2001 Ronin Records
14 23 Skidoo - Last Words Last Words 2 1981 Fetish Records
15 23 Skidoo - The Culling Is Coming The Culling Is Coming 6 1988 L.A.Y.L.A.H. Antirecords
16 23 Skidoo - Seven Songs Seven Songs 9 1982-02-00 Fetish Records
17 23 Skidoo - The Culling Is Coming The Culling Is Coming 12 1983 Les Disques Du Crépuscule
18 23 Skidoo - The Gospel Comes To New Guinea The Gospel Comes To New Guinea 14 2002-12-02 Ronin Records
19 23 Skidoo - 23 Skidoo 23 Skidoo 12 2000-07-17 Virgin
20 23 Skidoo - The Culling Is Coming The Culling Is Coming 12 1983-02-04 Operation Twilight
21 23 Skidoo - The Culling Is Coming The Culling Is Coming 2 1988 L.A.Y.L.A.H. Antirecords
22 23 Skidoo - 400 Blows / 23 Skidoo Assemblage 400 Blows / 23 Skidoo Assemblage 2 1986-03-15 Saderal
23 23 Skidoo - Ethics Ethics 2 1981-02-00 Pineapple Products
24 23 Skidoo - Dawning Dawning 3 2000-07-03 Virgin
25 23 Skidoo - The Culling Is Coming The Culling Is Coming 14 2003 Boutique (2)
26 23 Skidoo - Seven Songs / Tranquiliser I & II Seven Songs / Tranquiliser I & II 11 1984 Doublevision
27 23 Skidoo - Dawning Dawning 3 2000-07-03
28 23 Skidoo - Just Like Everybody Part Two Just Like Everybody Part Two 17 2002-12-17 Ronin Records
29 23 Skidoo - Sulphuric Beats '88 Sulphuric Beats '88 2 1988
30 23 Skidoo - The Culling Is Coming The Culling Is Coming 12 1983 Base Record
31 23 Skidoo - Ayu Ayu 3 2000 Not On Label
32 23 Skidoo - 23 Skidoo 23 Skidoo 12 2000-07-03 Virgin
33 23 Skidoo - Urban Gamelan Urban Gamelan 11 1985 Dro
34 23 Skidoo - Language / Coup Language / Coup 2 1984 Dro
35 23 Skidoo - Seven Songs Seven Songs 15 2008 LTM (4)
36 23 Skidoo - Urban Gamelan Urban Gamelan 16 2008 LTM (4)
37 23 Skidoo - Just Like Everybody Just Like Everybody 35 2008 LTM (4)
38 23 Skidoo - Dawning Dawning 4 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 Not On Label
40 23 Skidoo - Live Loft Live Loft 4 1983 Not On Label
41 23 Skidoo - I.C.A. 12.7.83 I.C.A. 12.7.83 2 1983 Nil (5)
42 23 Skidoo - Seven Songs Seven Songs 15 2012 LTM (4)
43 23 Skidoo - Seven Songs Seven Songs 8 1982 Fetish
44 23 Skidoo - Seven Songs Seven Songs 15 LTM (4)
45 23 Skidoo - Urban Gamelan Urban Gamelan 11 1998 Ronin Records
46 23 Skidoo - Urban Gamelan Urban Gamelan 11 1984 Illuminated Records
47 23 Skidoo - Just Like Everybody Just Like Everybody 35 2008 LTM (4)
48 23 Skidoo - 23 Skidoo 23 Skidoo 12 2000 Virgin
49 23 Skidoo - Seven Songs Seven Songs 8 2001 Ronin Records
50 23 Skidoo - 23 Skidoo Vs. The Assassins With Soul 23 Skidoo Vs. The Assassins With Soul 3 1986-00-00 Illuminated Records
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About 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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