Friday, November 28, 2008

Planet Rock and World Destruction

Afrika Bambaataa (Goerge Clinton) in the early years of hip-hop who recognized the genius of Kraftwerk - and incorporated their sound from "Trans Europe Express" into their classic "Planet Rock" in 1982. Excellent beat and bass - guaranteed to make you move it.

Later on Afrika teamed up with John Lydon a.k.a. Johnny Rotten and recorded "World Destruction." This song is just as relevant to today as it was back when it was first recorded in the 80s, especially with what's just happened in India.


Jörg said...

great video! I posted the audio to this and some more original Zulu beats a while ago at my blog.

steve said...

Oh cool, I never thought to look for this vid, though I love "Timezone" (put it on many 80's mix cds).