The Sabres of Paradise

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This article is about the 1990s musical ensemble. For the book, see Lesley Blanch.

For the song Sabres of Paradise see Haysi Fantayzee.

The Sabres of Paradise was a British experimental group formed in London, England in 1992.[1] 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 UK Indie band The Charlatons was so groundbreaking that 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 Attack, Kasabian & Primal Scream to name but a few.

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • "Smokebelch II" (Warp Records, 1993) - UK #55
  • "Smokebelch II Remixes" (Warp Records, 1993) - (Beatless Mix)
  • "United" (Sabres Of Paradise Records, 1993)
  • "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)
  • "Duke Of Earlsfield" / "Bubble & Slide" (Warp Records, 1995)
  • "Tow Truck" (Warp Records, 1995)
  • "Ysaebud" (Special Emissions, 1997)

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Albums[edit]

  • Sabresonic (Warp Records, 1993) - UK #29
  • Haunted Dancehall (Warp Records, 1994) - UK #57
  • Jam J (James vs Sabres Of Paradise) (Fontana Records, 1994)
  • Versus (Warp Records, 1995)

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Compilation albums[edit]

Production work[edit]

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 Leftfield featuring John Lydon and "Regret" for New Order.

Visual Image[edit]

A coat of arms produced for the Sabres of Paradise featured the 1990s cult cartoon rabbit Bastard Bunny.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Sabres of Paradise at Allmusic
  2. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 478. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ Sabres of Paradise 'arms' featuring a Bastard Bunny head motif

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