808state live at the New Music Seminar, New York, USA, 1990

 

Report from the Sounds, 4 August 1990:

NEW MUSIC SEMINAR
New York, USA

Support comes from 808 State who jetted in for about 24 hours to do the show. Making inroads on the US dance charts, they opted for a full frontal attack - less on tape and more by flesh they hammered their sound home. Hell, Graham Massey has even taken to some kinda Springsteen-style stadium cavorting, burning plenty of rubber on the stage with axe sampler heroics. 808 State oozed energy, plenty of good vitamins burning off that jetlag.

JOHN ROBB