The techno-hop opera “Electric Kingdom” emerged during the post-“Planet Rock” craze for all things electro. Recorded in San Francisco, it brought together producer Gordon Bahary (best known for programming Stevie Wonder’s Journey Through the Secret Life of Plants) with Broadway actor Joseph Saulter and reggae vet Errol Moore, who bellowed and shouted like the Soulsonic Force as they rapped about a dystopian urban metropolis.
The motley crew made a hit single nearly as successful as its inspiration: “Electric Kingdom” peaked at Number Seven on the Billboard Black Singles charts in the winter of 1984 before they disembarked for other projects. M.R.
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