Super early and super rare, remember enjoying this:
^Did it have something to do with Charlie Hall (Drum Club)? Anyone know anything at all about this one???
^Don’t know exactly what this Spiral Tribe pointy hand logo (on the B side) signified, apart from the cosmic number 23… Any ideas anyone?
I still have this one, released after they joined Big Life:
^Nice countryside copper sample on the Breach The Peace track. The Spirals were pretty keen on ‘mother earth’ (listen to the rap on BTP), but the sad fact was that lots of the weekend ravers didn’t get the whole ‘shit with a shovel/take your rubbish home’ ethos. Lots of them did though, and I for one was certainly influenced by Spiral’s desire NOT to mess up the beautiful locations of their parties.
One of my ex-Spiral friends was reputed to have tried DOET. I asked him about it and he now thinks it was K. Still, he had an out of body experience and that’s what counts. All sorts of interesting narcotics floating around in those days. Giant brown biscuits allegedly containing Mescaline and so on…
And the B side:
^Twenty three. I think I fell for that cosmic gobbledook back then, and was amazed whenever I saw a 23 anywhere. Then I realised that if I picked another number, let’s say 24, I’d probably notice that everywhere too. Try it and see.
Having said that there was a definite feeling in those days, something in the air that couldn’t be explained. So I won’t try to explain it. The Spirals I came into contact with weren’t particularly cosmic. They just liked putting on REALLY GOOD PARTIES. And they did that pretty damn well.
There were supposed to be 23 members of Spiral Tribe, but that just sounded too much like a neat soundbite to be true. People joined and left the Spirals as they travelled about. A tiny minority of these, it has to be said, were pretty fucking sketchy. On the whole, though, there were some of the soundest, most hectic, most creative and fascinating people you could ever hope to meet amongst that bunch.