Record Store Day Black Friday Exclusive! Glow in the dark 12" pressing of one of the greatest hip-hop tracks of all time. Only 1982 pressed up for RSD so act fast! Our vintage Lab review courtesy of DJ Ayres - "Planet Rock" is the best hip-hop song ever made. Even if it's become a cliche, it's more important than ever now that Williamsburg is threatening to ruin electro by making it a fashion statement. Roctakon likes to pretend that he likes it, but that wimpy Depeche Mode soundalike shit can't fuck the real deal: bulletproof Arthur Baker drum machines and Kraftwerk synths with that gangster bass line. Bambaataa freaks the vocoded robot voice on the intro, and MC G.L.O.B.E. and company kill the raps and chants. "Get on down, let your soul lead the way, shake it now, go ladies, it's a living dream, love like this!" Or flip it over and scratch to the instrumental if that's your thing - it's the sure shot. Recommended.
- glow in the dark vinyl pressing
- includes instrumental on the flip
- 1982 copies pressed worldwide
- music label: Tommy Boy 1982 / Get On Down 2014
reviewed by Von Bee 12/2014