Boomkat Product Review:
Pivotal, In-your-face, OG UK hip hop from ’91, restored from a mint vintage vinyl copy (masters were lost long time ago, natch) and now back in circulation a generation later!
Tales From The Wasteland was first issued in the wake of The Criminal Minds’ debut album, Guilty As Charged, and like that LP, was also produced by three yung hip hop fiends in a Buckinghamshire bedroom making innovative use of a 1210 turntable, hype gobs and a 4-track cassette recorder.
It’s basically ruff AF, coming shouty and loud with the frenzied Systems Overload and the swaggering Illegal Procedure, then with a grittier delirium in Tales From The wasteland and, best of all, a wicked one-foot skanker Prepare For The Holocaust that clearly sets the templates for their classic rush of ‘ardcore jungle rinse-outs to come.
Original copies are known to trade for over £100. Just saying’.