Planet Rock (The Remixes)
Afrika Bambaataa & The Soul Sonic Force
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WARNING! This is a re-recording! Stick with the original!
The original "Planet Rock" will always be a dancefloor favorite, but this is a RE-RECORDING of the song, and it has lost ALL of its cool. The vocoder effects are different, the vocal performances are weak, the Kraftwerk sample was replaced by someone playing the synth line (using the sample was what made this song notable when it was first released since it was one of the first popular songs to feature a prominent sample), and most of the remixes are just plain boring. The REAL original is the only version you need!
Dance Dance Revolution
All these songs are hippin and hoppin so much that I have to get my freak on 3 times.
Bambaataa & The Soul Sonics did a GREAT job recreating their '81 hit here! I personally like this remake better than the original because of the clearer vocals & instrumentals, due to the more modern equipment used here to create & record this version. ALL the remixes are hot, too. Don't forget to buy the 1992 Planet Rock remix EP for the rest of the story, or most of it anyway; those remixes are hot, too! Maybe Apple can eventually convince Tommy Boy records to release the 2001 "Swordfish" movie remixes by Paul Oakenfold, Westbam and the remix team of Chris Cox & Keith "KLM" Litman, too. Peace Out!
Born: April 17, 1957 in New York, NY [The Bronx]
Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s