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Africa Bambaataa's "Planet Rock" - the making of



Click to read the story behind the creation of Africa Bambaataa's classic "Planet Rock", as told by Richard Buskin @ Sound on Sound.

It's an interesting story, and it sheds some new light (for me, at least) on the parts borrowed from Kraftwerk's "Trans-Europe Express" and "Numbers" - still often mistaken for samples but in reality recreations executed by some pay-by-the-hour drum machine owner named Joe.

3 comments:

arf said...
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arf said...

That link has some space in it, and it doesn't work. This is the right one:

http://www.soundonsound.com/sos/nov08/articles/classictracks_1108.htm

0100000 said...

True, thanks! The link has been corrected.