July 17, 2014

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The Clash - The Magnificent Dance (Special Remix) b/w The Magnificent Dance (1981) - single

"The Magnificent Seven" is a song and single by the English punk rock band The Clash. It was the third single from their fourth album “Sandinista!”. The song was inspired by raps by old school hip hop acts from New York City, like the Sugarhill Gang and Grandmaster Flash & The Furious Five. Rap was still a new and emerging music genre at the time and the band, especially Mick Jones, was very impressed with it, so much so that Jones took to carrying a boombox around and got the nickname "Whack Attack". The song was recorded in April 1980 at Electric Lady Studios in New York City, built around a bass loop played by Norman Watt-Roy of the Blockheads. Joe Strummer wrote the words on the spot, a technique that was also used to create Sandinista!'s other rap track, "Lightning Strikes (Not Once But Twice)". "The Magnificent Seven" represents the first attempt by a rock band to write and perform original rap music, and one of the earliest examples of hip hop records with political and social content. It is the first major white rap record.


A - The Magnificent Seven (Special Remix) (3:40)
Written-by: The Clash / Produced-by: The Clash
B - The Magnificent Dance (3:33)
Written-by: The Clash / Produced-by: The Clash

Label:  CBS Records
Genre:  Dance Punk
Catalog#  CBSA 1134

℗ 1981
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