Additional information about this, Heatwave vinyl art.
Heatwave – The Artist
Heatwave are a UK based funk/disco band formed in 1975. Its most popular line-up featured Americans Johnnie Wilder Jr. and Keith Wilder (vocals) of Dayton, Ohio; Englishman Rod Temperton (keyboards); Swiss Mario Mantese (bass); Czechoslovak Ernest “Bilbo” Berger (drums); Jamaican Eric Johns (guitar); and Briton Roy Carter (guitar). They are best known for their singles “Boogie Nights”, “The Groove Line”, and “Always and Forever”.
Gangsters of The Groove – The Song
‘Gangsters of The Groove‘ is a 1980 funk track by the UK based, Heatwave. Written by keyboard player, Rod Temperton, the song was a single from their fourth studio album, Candles. It reached number 19 in the UK Charts in 1980.
The Knuckleduster – The Shape
This record has been modelled into the silhouette of a knuckleduster. Brass knuckles (synonyms include: knuckles, knucks, brass knucks, knucklebusters, knuckledusters, knuckle daggers, an English punch, a paperweight, or a classic) are “fist-load weapons” used in hand-to-hand combat. Brass knuckles are pieces of metal shaped to fit around the knuckles. Despite their name, they are often made from other metals, plastics or carbon fibers. Designed to preserve and concentrate a punch’s force by directing it toward a harder and smaller contact area, they result in increased tissue disruption, including an increased likelihood of fracturing the intended target bones on impact. The extended and rounded palm grip also spreads across the attacker’s palm the counter-force that would otherwise be absorbed primarily by the attacker’s fingers, reducing the likelihood of damage to the attacker’s fingers.
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