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Click here for a Linx sample: You're Lying

 

 
Although now little more than a footnote in the annals of music history, Linx played an important role in the development of the British soul movement of the 1980s, helping to pave the way for Loose Ends, Incognito and Imagination.  The duo of David Grant and Sketch made a big splash with their debut single "You're Lying," a crafty piece of jazz/funk that they hawked themselves after being rejected by labels.  Once the song blew up, the same labels made a stampede to their door and the act settled on Chrysalis primarily because of their lack of a black music division, which they interpreted as a symbol that they wouldn't be pressured to conform to preconceived notions of black music.  Lynx enjoyed a run of success through the mid 1980s before artistic differences forced their dissolution.  Grant has had some minor solo stardom while Sketch joined the British collective 23 Skidoo.

Linx's Deepest Groove

Intuition (Chysalis, 1980)
Besides the hit "You're Lying," "Count On Me" and "Together We Can Shine" are featured.

David Grant - The Anxious Edge (4th and Broadway, 1990)
The only Grant album to be released in the US, "Keep It Together" got some video airtime.  The mood of the album was a portend of what Ephraim Lewis was to do a few years later. 

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