(c’84-’93) Doug McKeller (drums), Simon Bartlett (bass, backing vocals), Robert Bathurst (lead & rhythm guitar) and Martin Day (vocals, lead & rhythm guitar)

Out of Mervyn Sprockett And The Crankshaft Assembly the four members morphed into Salt Solution, which was announced in Soundscene in January ’84. McKeller, ex-Dark Paradise, was replaced by Andy Clark on drums, as he became the bands manager for a couple of years. In August ’84 the band appeared at the Greenbelt Festival at Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire. The Salties, following an audience participation number at a Knaphill gig, added Pete Milner (sax / keyboards) and continued as a 5-piece. A predominantly live christian rock band, they did release the “Your Country Needs You” single, on the Embryo Arts label [EAS 7], backed by “New Life” and recorded at Scarf Studios on Furze Street, Bow, in ’86.

In ’87, Salt Solution played at Brixton Academy to a few thousand gig goers, and continued gigging through the early 90’s. The band’s “The Art Of Growing Old” featured on the American ACM (Alternative Christian Ministries) Journal’s 3rd Anniversary Compilation CD, released in the US in ’92. This featured, to quote the packaging ‘twenty independent artists and twenty-one alternative songs from… New Zealand, England, Sweden, and America’. A four-track cassette demo followed a short recording hiatus prior to the bands demise in ’93. In 2000 came the “Arctic Frosties” retrospective album release.