From the Y Crate, #10:
“Rainbow Child” by THE DAN REED NETWORK (Mercury)
London in the 80s was a lonely place to be if you were a black guy who liked rock music. But as the decade drew to a close, three bands emerged that made that lonely guy hold his head up high. There was Roachford, there was Living Colour… and to a lesser degree, there was the Dan Reed Network: what you’d get if you took those “United Colours of Benetton” ads from that era and added guitars with lots of distortion. This was the single that should’ve kickstarted a glittering chart career for them, but somehow didn’t.
The last I heard, Dan Reed was still making music, collaborating with Nuno Bettencourt from Extreme (another inhabitant of this here crate…).