Showing posts with label Herbie Hancock. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Herbie Hancock. Show all posts

Sunday, 11 October 2009

Autodrive - Herbie Hancock

Buying this single was a gamble. I liked the track 'Rockit' and assumed that the second single from the album 'Future shock' would be similarly interesting. To be blunt: it wasn't, really. It is an instrumental track that seems to go on without a point or clue.

The single still reached number 33 in the UK singles chart in October 1983, but it flopped in the Netherlands.

My collection: 7" single no. 2554
Found: Record fair, November 19 ,1995
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'Autodrive' / 'The bomb'

Monday, 21 September 2009

Rockit - Herbie Hancock

Herbie Hancock's 'Rockit' is one of many instrumental tracks released as a single in the Eighties. It stood out because of the groundbreaking music video directed by Godley & Creme, featuring robot-like sculptures by Jim Whiting moving in time to the music in a seemingly perpetuum mobile.

Featuring scratch sounds and synthesizers, it was very much of its time, but also a track that has stood the test of time. It was a big hit in Europe, peaking at number 7 in the Netherlands and Austria, number 10 in Sweden and number 4 in Switzerland.

My collection: 7" single no. 1603
Found: March 28, 1992
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'Rockit' / 'Rockit (album version)'

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