Hackskeptic’s 500 Greatest Songs: Linx – Intuition

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231 – Linx – Intuition (1981)
Written by David Grant & Peter Martin
Label – Chrysalis

The early 80s was an incredibly diverse period in popular music (particularly in the U.K), with the remnants of disco, punk, and the rise of ska, reggae, post punk, synth pop and new wave. Britfunk spread through clubland, and for a brief period, rivaled any dance music that came from overseas. At the forefront were Linx, an underrated band that cleverly combined white hot funk rhythms with calypso instrumentation. “Intuition” would achieve a number seven chart status, its crisp rhythm, steel drum accompaniment, and bass player Sketch’s rumbling bass made for a highly original single.

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4 responses to “Hackskeptic’s 500 Greatest Songs: Linx – Intuition

  1. I saw them at Birmingham Odeon put on a super slick pop funk spectacular, they bring back a wonderfully naive time where British black music was breaking through to compete with the very high standards set by the Jacksons, Earth Wind and Fire, Kool and the Gang, etc.
    Lynx were really underrated, like you say, went away well before they had outstayed their welcome. And thankfully 5star were still to come…

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