Planet Rock - The Album

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Planet Rock - The Album
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Album by Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force
Released 1986
Recorded ???
Genre Old school hip hop
Length 43 min 05 sec
Record label Tommy Boy
Producer Fats Comet Productions: Keith LeBlanc, Doug Wimbish and Skip McDonald
Professional reviews
Allmusic.com review 4.5 stars out of 5 link (http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&uid=UIDCASS70402061544121840&sql=Axqn8b5z4tsqf)
Robert Christgau review Grade: A- link (http://www.robertchristgau.com/get_artist.php?id=1750&name=Afrika+Bambaataa+%26+Soulsonic+Force)

Planet Rock - The Album is an old school rap album by Afrika Bambaataa & the Soulsonic Force, released in 1986 (see 1986 in music), as a collection of previous singles. The single "Planet Rock" was one of the earliest hits for hip hop and remains one of its earliest pioneering recordings. The single's liner notes credit Kraftwerk with the song. In creating the groundbreaking track, portions of Kraftwerk's "Trans Europa Express" were used, along with portions of songs by Captain Skyy and Ennio Morricone. "Planet Rock" was also the first electro funk record (in a more strict sense). Renegades of Funk was covered by Rage Against The Machine on their Renegades album.

Track listing

  1. "Planet Rock"
  2. "Looking for the Perfect Beat"
  3. "Renegades of Funk"
  4. "Frantic Situation"
  5. "Who You Funkin' With?"
  6. "Go Go Pop"
  7. "They Made a Mistake"

Personnel

  • Arthur Baker - Producer, Mixing
  • Keith LeBlanc - Producer
  • Latin Rascals - Remixing
  • Afrika Bambaataa - Producer, Mixing
  • John Aquilino - Illustrations, Hand Lettering
  • Jay Burnett - Mixing
  • Albert Cabrera - Remixing
  • Skip McDonald - Producer
  • Tony Moran - Remixing
  • John Robie - Producer, Mixing
  • Rae Serrano - Producer, Mixing
  • Adrian Sherwood - Mixing
  • Andy Wallace - Mixing
  • Doug Wimbish - Producer
  • Leroy Evans - Producer
  • Monica Lynch - Art Direction
  • Steven Miglio - Artwork, Design
  • Fats Comet - Producer, Mixing
  • M.C. G.L.O.B.E.
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