Radical Dance Faction (RDF) were founded by Chris Bowsher in Hungerford, UK, 1986, and were originally known as Military Surplus. The band experienced many line up changes, and Chris remained the only original member up to the time RDF split up (sometime in the late 1990's).
RDF's music combined punk, dub, and ska, while Chris' lyrics, spoken rather than song, dealt mainly with political issues, such as the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 in the song Chinese Poem. Chris also witnessed first hand the Hungerford massacre, describing his experience in Hot on the Wire.
RDF were a regular act on the UK free festival scene prior to the 1994 Criminal Justice Act, and were part of the crusty and anarcho punk movement until they called it day in the mid 1990s. The band reformed in 2006.