The Ballistic Brothers* ‎– London Hooligan Soul

Junior Boy's Own ‎– JBO LP3
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Portobello Cafe
A2 Come On
A3 Soho Cab Ride
B1 I'll Fly Away
B2 Jah Jah Call You
B3 Mark's Lude
C1 I Don't Know
C2 Sister Song
C3 A Beautiful Space
D1 Steppin' Into Eden
D2 Peckings
D3 Uschi's Lament


There are at least two different pressings with sleeves printed on entirely different card stock. One is a shinier smooth matte finish and has a darker print overall as a consequence. The other is on rougher textured card stock. The pressings have no other discernible differences.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 5 026734 000418


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February 27, 2016

This is one of my albums of the 90's.
Eclectic grooves, soul funk, breaks, ska..
Exactly what the doctor ordered..
A brilliant album.. Get it.


September 7, 2007
Liner Notes:

If our memories serve us well...
Bunking school for crackers on a Friday lunchtime, forget your dinner ladies. Pirate radio,codes from the underground...Saturday night blues dances and forbidden moves to Phoebe's,Four Aces and Club Norick. Shaka, Fatman and Sir Coxone, the original drum and bass. Sneaking out of the back door with your brand new shoes. Saturday's alright for fighting. Skinheads getting a beat down, ambush in the night.

Stuarts in the day Fila, Lacoste, Tacchini, Armani, Lois, Nike and Kappa. Taxing the rich and famous and rushing the Burberry door. Scoring a draw down the Saints. A pick up from the SPG. Blair Peach a crying shame the NF and unmarked police vans who is to blame? Clash city rockers and white men in Hammersmith Palais. Road trips to Caister, Soul Tribes, The Frontline and the Soul Partners. All dayers in Bournemouth taking the train, taking a train, ego trip dabbing speed it's all you need. Westwood, Family Quest no contest.

West End B-boys and fly girls, chrome angels Graff bombing the Met. Breaking in the Garden ... Covent to you suckers. An armful of Studio 1 from Daddy Peckings. Flim Flam to Meltdown. The Jay Brothers, goodtimes and great tribulations. Gilles P and Paul Murphy Zulu style at the Electric. Brother Paul boogie times. The Beat Route and Hard Times.

Fifteen years of fucking Tories, on the dole, a thousand stories of promised lands and meccas - Blackpool. To you the sweet sounds of Levine and Curtis. The Language Lab said and Dirtbox spread and old bill cracking miners heads. Who killed Liddle Towers? The Jam at Wembley seven times and National Health for the last time. Bump and hustle, soul 45s, too far gone there is no way back. Phuture, Acid, Confusion, The Rush, The Love, the smiling hooligan with dodgy gear open minds close and get the fear. East Grinstead and Bognor lads away, falling and laughing, escape to Brighton or off to Ibiza tying to maintain the buzz. Getting older and getting wed. Elvis is dead. Is anybody out there? A poll tax riot going on. They have sold my country...


May 24, 2005
edited over 13 years ago

Back in the day when this was released, my college roommate actually ditched this record on me since he was into punk rock and he saw I had a turntable. What a lucky day that was for me! Instead of listening to Nirvana, I suddenly realized that there was a whole world of positive and quite nice sounding music out there in the world. I have been listening to this record and playing it in chillrooms ever since. It is definitely a classic that withstands the test of time, and contains many wonderful musical arrangements.