Dinosaur L Go Bang! #5 (Arthur Russell) Vinyl 12"

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I wanna see all my friends at once. Released on Sleeping Bag Records (aka Fresh Records of early EPMD fame), the credits read like an all-star line up: Arthur Russell and Will Socolov on production with Francois K on the mix. Dinosaur L's "Go Bang" was one of those multi-genre tracks of the time, influential both in the no-wave scene and disco scene. The key aspect of the song is its sense of movement. It starts with one of the finest intros around: floating trumpets, a sick break, and dubbed out guitars. The sound keeps getting thicker as the piano work comes in and male and female vocals start going. The build up finally gives way to a latin-style percussion breakdown followed by an intense "I wanna go BANG!" crescendo. Fucking intense. B-side is also noteworthy for the leftfield disco-rap track "Clean Your Bean." This is a crucial piece of the New York music scene circa 1982.

  • official 2016 reissue
  • music label: Get On Down 2016
reviewed by the mgmnt 05/2016