ATF (After the Fire)
ATF are back! If you were born during the last 25 years or so you can be forgiven for asking who or where from — ATF are a 1970s/80s phenomenomon resurrected for the 21st Century. They were, as Tony Cummings of Cross Rhythms puts it, "the Delirious? of the '70s/early '80s".
One Rule (For Trade Justice) is a powerful remix of their 1979 hit single, One Rule For You, released 27th June 2005 with Christian Aid to support MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY. Part of the proceeds from sale of the single go to Christian Aid's Trade Justice Campaign, and if that's not good enough for you, £1 from the sale of each album sold through the ATF Webshop goes towards the band's charity, AidTF, supporting projects in the developing world.
There are three versions of One Rule on the single — take your pick from "Trade Justice" with its African/Latin American drumbeats, the "Acapella Mix" or the "Gentle Mix" — plus a new track, Wildflower. At only £1 per track, that has to be good value.
We're not talking jumping on the bandwagon here: One Rule always asked questions — "What kind of line is that you're giving me? One rule for you, one rule for me." — but now the questions have found a new focus: What kind of deal is that you're giving me? What kind of life is that you're giving me?
So is it one rule for the West, one rule for the rest? No way: the same rule for all — trade justice. Buy the single, feel the beat, cast your vote.
Phil Groom, July 2005
Phil Groom is this site's Webmaster and Reviews Editor. He's a freelance blogger, writer and web developer who spent ten years managing the bookshop at London School of Theology alongside eight years writing web reviews for Christian Marketplace magazine before he came to his senses and went independent. You can find him on facebook or follow him on twitter @notbovvered.Roughmix Ltd
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