This Is Speedometer
Freestyle Records in association with Rare Sounds USA present a stellar repress of Speedometer’s 2003 debut LP This Is Speedometer.
Originally released on Clive Johnson’s Blow It Hard, started after the demise of the well-loved weekly Soho club night of the same name and home to the New Mastersounds first releases alongside choice cuts from JTQ and others, The Is Speedometer showcased the sounds of one of the UK’s premier acts in the deep funk scene of the early noughties for the first time on the long player format.
Starting out back in 1999, Speedometer started out as an instrumental quartet gigging in small clubs in the Southeast of England, paying homage to classic funk tunes by artists such as The Meters and The JB’s. The band soon expanded and began writing original material, adding the highly regarded horn section and vocalists in 2001, which enabled them to deliver the powerhouse deep funk sound on display here. In addition to their own albums, singles and live shows, Speedometer have backed many US funk & soul legends including Sir Joe Quarterman, Eddie Bo, Marva Whitney, Sharon Jones & Lee Fields and more.
Now coming up on 20 years since it’s original release, you can now marvel at Speedometer’s classic, original soul-funk sound thanks to a sparkling new cut. Dig in!