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Spiral TribeSpiral Tribe EP - Forward The Revolution

Label:Big Life – BLRT 85
Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP
Style:Breakbeat, Hardcore, Techno, Tribal


A1Forward The Revolution
Vocals [Uncredited]MC Scallywag
A2World Traveller Adventurer
B1Ragga Boom
B2Track 13 (Criminal Drug)


Track A1 samples excerpt of a speech from American President Woodrow Wilson's "Address To The American Indians'

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Spiral Tribe E.P. - Forward The Revolution (CD, EP)Big LifeBLRD 85UK1992
Spiral Tribe EP - Forward The Revolution (CD, Promo)Big Life, Big Life, Big LifeSPIRAL CD PROMO 2, SPIRAL TRIBE PROMO 2, SPIRALP2CDUK1992
Forward The Revolution (Cassette, EP)Big Life, Butterfly RecordsBLRC 85, noneUK1992
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Spiral Tribe EP - Forward The Revolution (12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP, Promo, White Label, Stamped)Big LifeBLRT 85UK1992
Forward The Revolution (7", 45 RPM, Single Sided, Test Pressing)Not on Label (Spiral Tribe)Spiral 7" Promo 2UK1992


  • moritzmustermann's avatar
    Does anyone know if it is possible to purchase/get a digital version of the tracks anywhere?
    • username33's avatar
      Is someone have lyrics of this Big tune ? Thanks :)
      • dr303's avatar
        The title track has always made the hairs on the back of my neck stand up when I hear it. The female MC on 'Forward The Revolution' is Sim Simmer - one of the original Spiral Tribe crew. For more on the Spiral crew there is a great article on their backgrounds and contributions here at
        • Mitriy's avatar
          "You might stop the party but you can't stop the future" Forward The Revolution my favorite tune also. Very like sample voice of Indians in this track. Big up Spiral Tribe.
          • the_cosmic_funkonaut's avatar
            Edited 17 years ago
            This is also my favourite Spiral Tribe tune. It's got a real rebellious shamanic vibe to it that gets me going everytime i hear it...To me it's as much a old skool hardcore record as it is techno, but there's so much more to it: The track starts with the humming, moody mystical synths at the beginning, with accompanying native american chants, heartbeat bump-bump style bass...another sample something about men who's hands are stained with blood through their own greed, and then the sinister 'Wake Up! distorted vocal before the track kicks in, with a sinister bassline and ruff breakbeats with a clanky,metallic sounding bit of percussion thrown in. Atmospheric strings samples are added as the track builds. A lovely roots reggae sample is used declaring 'forward the revolution', whilst mc scallywag and the absolutely wicked female mc get busy (don't know who she is, but to my mind she rips it up more than scallywag with her tekno-tribal, conscious chat, riding the rhythm with ease). I like the way the MCs give the track room to breath too and don't dominate it. The track builds up to a real crescendo, if you don't feel all defiant and lifted by the part of the track where both Mc's repeat "You might stop the party but you can't stop the future"...then you'd better check your pulse grandad! A brilliant track with so much going on.
            This is true-school timeless free party vibes; what it was all about back in the day, and what it should be about now. Spiral Tribe, I salute you.
            • d23's avatar
              Edited 17 years ago
              'Forward the Revoloution' is my favouite Spiral Tribe tune of all time and certainly most captures the vibe at their very many great parties of 1991 and 1992 - the godlen age of free raves!

              A far more danceable track than any on their previous incarnation the Breach The Peace EP, Forward the Revoloution captures the Spiral Tribe ethos of 'sieze the moment and live' most perfectly.

              It's undergorund and energetic as opposssed to aggressive and really hard (something so many producers of today's free party music could learn from...) And it has breakbeats in it. Something that Spiral Tribe and the entire free party movement sadly abandoned by early 1993.

              It also features wicked vocals from MC Scallywag who vibed up loads of Spiral raves back in the day.

              Scallywag is also the man behind the famous 'Extacy it really gets me going!' vocal he did on 'Rush in the House' by Xenophobia (Kickin Records)

              Top tune. Big up Spiral Tribe.