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We’re An American Band — Although making their reputation in London, and having Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck, Annie Lennox, and Seal be among their earliest fans, Tack>>Head, at its instrumental core couldn’t be more American. Before their meeting On-U Sound’s Adrian Sherwood, Skip McDonald, Keith Leblanc, and Doug Wimbish, were the original Sugar Hill Records rhythm section, the band behind what would become Hip-Hop’s anthems:
“That’s The Joint”
— photograph b/ dave hogerty (originalnoise.org)
Adrian Sherwood, Skip McDonald, Bernard Fowler, Keith LeBlanc, Doug Wimbish
Tack>>Head — An unlikely collaboration between the Original Sugar Hill Records Rhythm Section and an English producer named Adrian Sherwood (On-U Sound), and a number of vocalists, including Gary Clail, Mark Stewart, and Bernard Fowler.
1985 — On-U Sound / Adrian Sherwood
b/ Fats Comet / Gary Clail / Mark Stewart
1986 — Major Malfunction
b/ Keith Leblanc
1987 — Tack>>Head Tape Time
b/ Gary Clail’s Tackhead Sound System
1988 — Bernard Fowler’s Arrival
1989 — Friendly As A Hand Grenade
1990 — Strange Things
b/ Tack>>Head 
Frank Shepard Fairey (born February 15, 1970) is an American contemporary street artist, graphic designer, activist, illustrator, and founder of OBEY Clothing who emerged from the skateboarding scene. He first became known for his “Andre the Giant Has a Posse” (…OBEY…) sticker campaign while attending the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD).
2008 U.S. presidential election for his
Permanently exhibited in Washington D.C. at the National Portrait Gallery.
His work is included in the collections at The Smithsonian, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, New York City’s Museum of Modern Art, the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
Fairey is known for his “bold iconic style that is based on styling and idealizing images.
“Funky Obama” is a remake of James Brown’s “Funky President,” written about Jimmy Carter after his election in 1976. Recorded by TACK>>HEAD in 2008/2009 (including Keith Leblanc sampling Barack Obama’s First Inaugural in the final mix. “Funky Obama” went mostly unheard (played live only once) until its release, nearly four years later, two weeks after Obama’s re-election.
King Of The Beat / No Sell Out
b/ Keith Leblanc (1987)
Harlem Nights 
Trippy Notes for Bass (1999)
Slow Fuse (1996) Wired
Stone Cold Ohio (2006) Real World/Virgin
Bought for a Dollar, Sold for a Dime (2010) Real World
London Blues (2017)
One Night (2019)
w/ Jungle Funk