Eddy Grant celebrates milestone birthday with streaming debut of iconic album ‘Killer On The Rampage’

"With every remix, cover version, commercial, film, TV show, stage play, video game, and now digital outlet that uses the songs, new life is breathed into my creations.  I give thanks"
23 February 2024

Celebrating his 76th birthday, legendary black British musician Eddy Grant releases his seminal album Killer On The Rampage digitally, marking the first time his tracks, including the renowned Electric Avenue and I Don’t Wanna Dance, are available on streaming platforms. This release connects his impactful legacy with a new audience, highlighting his distinct mix of reggae, pop, and rock.

Eddy Grant explains: “Following the worldwide success of the single ‘Do You Feel My Love’ and album ‘Can’t Get Enough’, I made the decision to leave the UK.  That one decision sparked a chain of events that lead to the creation of the album we know today as ‘Killer On The Rampage’. In the 8 hours it took to travel from London to Barbados, my luggage containing songs for my next album were lost and never to be found.  So not only did we have to build a recording studio, renovate a historic house, but I had to also create a whole new album, as the record company was losing patience. Who knows what the lost songs would have ended up being called, or what fruit they would have borne.  The fact that ‘Killer On The Rampage’ was grown under such harsh conditions, like the grapes grown in tough terrain, it’s said they make the finest wine, 42 years later I am forced to agree. With every remix, cover version, commercial, film, TV show, stage play, video game, and now digital outlet that uses the songs, new life is breathed into my creations.  I give thanks.”

Grant’s career spans from co-founding The Equals, launching his label, to pioneering British black music and influencing global sounds. His journey from London to Barbados reshaped his musical direction, culminating in the creation of Killer On The Rampage under challenging circumstances. Eddy continues to roll out his extensive discography digitally, connecting past and present music fans.

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