The Sabres of Paradise were a British experimental group formed in
London, England in 1992. Although their roots were in the acid
house scene, they later produced more dub-inspired work. Andrew
Weatherall formed the group with engineers
Jagz Kooner and Gary Burns
and became responsible for the Sabresonic warehouse raves. Keith
"Radioactive Man" Tenniswood joined the group after meeting Jagz at
Phil Perry's Full Circle club, Sabres dissolved in 1995. Weatherall
went on to form
Two Lone Swordsmen with
Keith Tenniswood while Kooner
and Burns carried on working with The Aloof, and Jagz has also kept a
consistent remix and production career. His remix "My Beautiful
Friend" for The Charlatans was groundbreaking and it inspired Eddie
Temple Morris, a DJ at the X FM radio station, to form a show
dedicated to remixes. Kooner also worked with Oasis, Garbage, Massive
Kasabian and Primal Scream.
1.3 Compilation albums
2 Production work
3 Visual image
6 External links
"Smokebelch II" (Warp Records, 1993) - UK #55
"Smokebelch II Remixes" (Warp Records, 1993) - (Beatless Mix)
"United" (Sabres of Paradise Records, 1993)
Björk cut by The Sabres of Paradise: "One Day" (One Little Indian,
"Theme" (Sabres of Paradise Records, 1994) - UK #56
"Theme Remixes" (Sabres of Paradise Records, 1994)
"Wilmot" (Warp Records, 1994) - UK #36
"Wilmot II" (Warp Records, 1994)
James vs The Sabres of Paradise: "Jam J" (Fontana Records, 1994)
"Duke of Earlsfield" / "Bubble & Slide" (Warp Records, 1995)
"Haunted Dancehall (as performed by In the Nursery)" (Warp Records,
"Tow Truck" (Warp Records, 1995)
Special Emissions, 1997)
Sabresonic (Warp Records, 1993) - UK #29 (
Allmusic rating: )
Haunted Dancehall (Warp Records, 1994) - UK #57 (
Allmusic rating: )
Versus (Warp Records, 1995)
Septic Cuts (Sabres of Paradise, 1994)
Deep Cuts (Sabres of Paradise, 1994)
Sabresonic II (Warp Records, 1995)
In addition to releasing their own material, The Sabres of Paradise
also did production work and remixes for numerous artists, with
remixes including "Open Up" for
John Lydon and
"Regret" for New Order.
In 2011, head of Radio 1 Christopher Price highlighted the In the
Nursery remix of Haunted Dancehall as the style of music that would be
played on pop radio to prepare audiences before cutting to an
announcement of tragic news such as the death of the Queen.
A coat of arms produced for the Sabres of Paradise featured the 1990s
cult cartoon rabbit Bastard Bunny.
Weatherall has been publicly and directly accused by Lamont Booker aka
L.B. Bad of 'stealing' his biggest song - presumably Smokebelch 2
which is a reproduction of Booker's "New Age Of Faith" from 1989. The
accusation was made in a 2015 interview movie by Booker, but it has
been identified by Mixmag as a blatant plagiarism.
When Smokebelch 2 was released on Warp Records, Booker was officially
written and produced by the artist known as L.B. BAD. However, his
credentials were left off most versions of the release and he was
omitted from any promotion. The track became popular amongst DJ's and
received TV and radio airtime and therefore made numerous magazine
charts, but only Weatherall received credit.
^ Sean Cooper. "
The Sabres of Paradise Biography & History".
AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-03-28.
^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th
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^ Sean Cooper. "Sabresonic -
The Sabres of Paradise Songs, Reviews,
Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-03-28.
^ Sean Cooper. "Haunted Dancehall -
The Sabres of Paradise Songs,
Reviews, Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved 2016-03-28.
^ Price, Christopher. "Soundtracking 9/11". Huffington Post. Retrieved
27 August 2017.
^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 10 February 2010.
Retrieved 14 December 2009.
^ "Artists, We Bring The Light! A Film By Elbee Bad". YouTube.
2015-08-12. Retrieved 2016-03-28.
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