Brain Rot: Hip Hop Family Tree, Afrika Bambaataa Planet Rock

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      1. cheap, and palindromic!
        I’ll be getting mine on or before 10/22 according to amazon.  you’ll be hitting it up on your book tour (you will do a tour, right?)

  1. It’s actually written Super Sporm, not Super Sperm (the previous single was Wonder Worm).

  2. as someone who had been listenng to kraftwerk for at least 5 years before planet rock came out, but had also gotten into rap and “electro-funk” (which preceeded planet rock by a year or two), it is hard to overstate what a total mindfuck this record was. and not necessarily in a good way. it wasn’t a very good “cover” of kraftwerk and it wasn’t really a very good rap song either. there was much better electro-funk floating around, but this one, this sound, is the one that stuck for some reason.

  3. Like PaulDavisTheFirst, I too was into Kraftwerk back then (still am). I was also into Whodini, Grandmaster Flash, and Afrika Bambaataa & The Soulsonic Force. I saw them play at The Vic Theater in Chicago. They were all dressed up in their wild costumes, much like the P-Funk gang. At the end of the show, they were performing their encore. I was up front dancing and a big hand reached down from the stage. I reached out, got pulled onto the stage, and ended up singing into the microphone with the band. That’s something I’ll never forget! 

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