The Ballistic Brothers* ‎– London Hooligan Soul

Junior Boy's Own ‎– JBO CD3
CD, Album

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1 Portobello Cafe
Vocals – Steve Lucas
2 Come On 6:03
3 Soho Cab Ride 5:17
4 I'll Fly Away
Vocals – Steve Lucas
5 Jah Jah Call You 5:36
6 Mark's Lude 0:35
7 I Don't Know 5:17
8 Sister Song
Flute – Amy Simmons
9 A Beautiful Space 7:08
10 Steppin' Into Eden
Flute – Amy Simmons
11 Peckings 2:56
12 Uschi's Lament 4:19

Companies, etc.



Made in England

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 5 026734 000425
  • Barcode (Scanned): 5026734000425
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): JBOCD3 10374031 02 & MADE IN U.K. BY PDO
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI L134
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): IFPI 0496
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): JBOCD3 10374031 01 % MADE IN U.K. BY PDO
  • Mastering SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI L132
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): IFPI 0450


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January 3, 2015

Soul indeed! The Ballistic Brothers' debut, LONDON HOOLIGAN SOUL, slows things to a fat groove with "Portobello Cafe," with smooth vocals from Steve Lucas to caress the ears, while "Come On" picks up the pace. The funk of "Soho Cab Ride" goes a long way on its horns, string plucks and its synth line, while "I'll Fly Away" brings in some breaks to float along with its killer bass. "Jah Jah Call You," unsurprisingly, delves into the dub for a steady groove. The strange easy listening of "I Don't Know" takes a familiar sample and roughs it up some, and "Sister Song" heads down to Brazil for some rhythmic excitement. But "A Beautiful Space" sinks right into its downtempo funk, and its glossy beauty provides plenty of warmth, and the warmth slides into the breaks of "Steppin' Into Eden." The old-school dub of the brief "Peckings" is so joyous that seems to have been beamed straight from the 60s, while "Uschi's Lament" takes the album out on a lovely, mellow note, steeped in jazz. Quite sublime.


September 15, 2014

I still keep coming back to this album....the arrangements and variations in tempo make it that rare bird of its time, a decent house music record.


April 24, 2003

THE sound of the summer for me in '95, wicked mixture of laid back tunes with a gritty urban edge and a enough samples and spots to keep you guessing.....didn't they use peckings in an advert recently!?!