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There are at least two artists that have used this name:
1. A roots reggae band from Jamaica
2. A straight edge metalcore band from Florida, US

1. Culture was a Jamaican roots reggae group founded in 1976. Originally they were known as the African Disciples.

The members of the trio were Joseph Hill (lead vocals), Albert Walker (backing vocals) and Kenneth Dayes (backing vocals).

Shortly after Culture came together, they began working with the “Mighty Two” – producer Joe Gibbs and engineer Errol Thompson. While at Gibbs’ studio, they recorded a series of powerful singles, many of which ended up on their debut album ‘Two Sevens Clash’. After their success with Gibbs, the group went on to make a string of albums for producer Sonia Pottinger. Culture began working with some of the premier musicians of the day including Robbie Shakespeare, Sly Dunbar, Ansel Collins, Cedric Brooks and the ever-present percussionist Sticky. Virgin Records picked up the albums, and that added distribution enabled Culture to gain an even larger following outside of Jamaica.

Critically considered one of the most authentic traditional reggae acts, at the time of the first Rolling Stone Record Guide publication, they were the only band of any genre whose every recording received a five-star review (of bands with more than one recording in the guide).

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  • Rifkyedgar13

    90's Florida Hardcore !

    25 May 2013 Reply
  • piotr1976

    Culture dobry hardcore .Uważam że hxc umie ,umiało grać z 50 zespołów na świecie.a reszta zasługuje na 10osobowa widownię. A w Polsce ze3-4 kapele dobrze grały HxC.I od lat 90tych nikt mnie nie zachwycił.

    5 Jan 2013 Reply
  • MementoMori-xVx

    To citizenbird: Your odd concern for the exclusivity of the band name culture has me confused. It is entirely normal for multiple bands to share the same name, as last fm band pages so often attest to. Why would you want so desperately for one band to sue another? Why the fuck should people be able to lay right to a term or word, especially when applied to artistic expression? Culture. Its a word that has a profound meaning given the context. Bands should be able to utilize a word for the name of their musical project without fear of legal reprisal. I understand copyrights exist, but why push something so benign and unimportant? Do you attack every single band that has the same name as another, or are you just picking on this obscure hardcore band from the 90's that hasn't existed for over a decade? Who gives a shit? The fact that you're actually bothered enough to want to contact the band/labels to push this "infringement" is fucking obscene. Just saying....

    31 Dec 2012 Reply
  • cider_drinker

    Huh perhaps neither knew of each other. not everyone likes reggae plus culture the florida band has split up anyway...also in the 90's the internet wasn't as sporadically used as it is now..so googling band names wasn't on the cards.........anyway i prefer the vegan edge band myself..

    10 Dec 2012 Reply
  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia z Polski dla fanów Culture

    22 Oct 2012 Reply
  • codciv2002

    Well, I love alcohol and drugs, but the Hardcore band from US is very good!!!

    30 Sep 2012 Reply
  • MariahTashadia

    L O V E ! !

    15 Sep 2012 Reply
  • citizenbird

    Two Sevens Clash and Baldhead Bridge are amazing. Hardcore Culture should probably change their name before a legal action. 115k users have listened to the most popular reggae culture album, whereas hardcore culture only have 3k listeners and formed after reggae culture. Anyone want to alert reggae Culture or their past record labels to the copyright infringement by hardcore culture?

    8 Aug 2012 Reply
  • BatooqSupersoul

    oh, finally!

    5 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Gajava

    Culture is not a CULT. Please change back the artist name to its proper case.

    2 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Chimino

    Culture is not a CULT. Please change back the artist name to its proper case.

    29 Jun 2012 Reply
  • keresaspa

    Now what's this mixed case shite about?!

    20 Jun 2012 Reply
  • podgethebastard

    why am i a rastaman?

    17 Jun 2012 Reply
  • Lord_Kur

    reggae Culture is legendary international herb is a must i took a spliff this morning, mon.. perfect song every day. thew original wake n bake

    13 Jun 2012 Reply
  • codciv2002

    HARDCORE, FLORIDA/US.

    26 May 2012 Reply
  • citizenbird

    I like Hardcore, but the Hardcore band Culture are disrespectful for stealing a well known reggae performers name. I remember Hardcore getting rightly annoyed when a shit house dj duo stole Converge's name, so why should a hardcore band get away with stealing the name of a reggae band who are equally renowned as Converge in their respective genre? I've been getting into roots reggae so I'll have to check these guys out.

    26 May 2012 Reply
  • RussellChap

    Righteous music for everyone.

    24 Apr 2012 Reply
  • m0760

    are ready to go tozion

    17 Apr 2012 Reply
  • orysia_b

    welcome! One World - Many Cultures

    11 Apr 2012 Reply
  • Spartannnn

    HxC bands rules

    19 Mar 2012 Reply
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