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Bomb The Bass

Into The Dragon








Into The Dragon | Beat Dis (single) | Don't Make Me Wait / Megablast (single) | Say A Little Prayer (single)

Bomb The Bass 'Into The Dragon' LP artwork Bomb The Bass 'Beat Dis' 12" artwork Bomb The Bass 'Don't Make Me Wait / Megablast' 12" artwork Bomb The Bass 'Say A Little Prayer' 12" artwork

album // Into The Dragon

rhythm king in association with mute records | lp/cd dood1 | 1988 | track listing

Review forthcoming.

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lp/cd:
1. Beat Dis (US 7" Mix)
2. Megablast (Rap Version)
3. On The Cut
4. Don't Make Me Wait (7" Mix)
5. Dynamite Beats
6. Megablast (Hip Hop On Precinct 13) (7" Mix)
7. Hey You!
8. Shake It
9. Say A Little Prayer
10. Beat Dat (Freestyle Scratch Mix)

Into The Dragon | Beat Dis (single) | Don't Make Me Wait / Megablast (single) | Say A Little Prayer (single)

Bomb The Bass 'Beat Dis' 12" artwork Bomb The Bass 'Into The Dragon' LP artwork Bomb The Bass 'Don't Make Me Wait / Megablast' 12" artwork Bomb The Bass 'Say A Little Prayer' 12" artwork

single // Beat Dis

rhythm king in association with mute records | 12" dood1 | 1988 [original 12" release 1987 on mister ron] | track listing

Review forthcoming.

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12":
A. Beat Dis (Extended Dis)
B1. Beat Dis (Radio Edit)
B2. Bonus Beats

Into The Dragon | Beat Dis (single) | Don't Make Me Wait / Megablast (single) | Say A Little Prayer (single)

Bomb The Bass 'Don't Make Me Wait / Megablast' 12" artwork Bomb The Bass 'Into The Dragon' LP artwork Bomb The Bass 'Beat Dis' 12" artwork Bomb The Bass 'Say A Little Prayer' 12" artwork

single // Don't Make Me Wait / Megablast

rhythm king in association with mute records | 7"/12"/l12"/cd dood2 | 1988 | track listing

Review forthcoming.

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7":
A. Don't Make Me Wait
AA. Megablast

12":
A. Megablast (Hip Hop On Precint 13)
AA. Don't Make Me Wait

L12":
A. Megablast (Rap Version)
B. Don't Make Me Wait (Maximum Frequency Mix)

cd:
1. Don't Make Me Wait
2. Megablast (Hip Hop On Precinct 13)
3. Don't Make Me Wait (Maximum Frequency Mix)
4. Megablast (Original Rap)

Into The Dragon | Beat Dis (single) | Don't Make Me Wait / Megablast (single) | Say A Little Prayer (single)

Bomb The Bass 'Say A Little Prayer' 12" artwork Bomb The Bass 'Into The Dragon' LP artwork Bomb The Bass 'Beat Dis' 12" artwork Bomb The Bass 'Don't Make Me Wait / Megablast' 12" artwork

single // Say A Little Prayer

rhythm king in association with mute records | 7"/12"/l12"/cd dood3 | 1988 | track listing

I alighted upon a 7" of this single while browsing through a box of second-hand vinyl in a funky little record shop in Luxembourg. My knowledge of the Rhythm King imprint is reasonably limited, but buying this made me think that it was high time I started reviewing some of the releases for this site.

I suspect that your response to Bomb The Bass's cover of Aretha Franklin's 'Say A Little Prayer' depends very much on whether you like the original or not. I don't especially care for it, and hence I'm reasonably indifferent about this version, though vocalist Maureen Walsh does a passable job of aping Franklin's vocal, but vocally it feels like an audition for something like X-Factor. Tim Simenon and Pascal Gabriel create a woozy, muted electro backdrop which wouldn't go amiss on an Eighties Pet Shop Boys album, or, at a stretch on the first Massive Attack LP. In short, it's nothing essential.

The major draw of this single, for me at least, is the flip-side, '10 Seconds To Terminate' (whose title has me thinking of ED209's ultimatum in Robocop). A pulsing, rushing 808-style 4/4 rhythm with semi-industrial clanging is topped off by samples of 'The Robots' and 'Numbers' by Kraftwerk - reminding the listener that it is inconceivable of course, today, that anyone could rip samples like this without any credit whatsoever, especially of Kraftwerk - augmented smartly by a 303 riff that's being restrained against its will. Sure it's locked forever in the late Eighties dance music scene, like a fly in amber, but '10 Seconds To Terminate' has an enduring charm, a quality which reminds you of just how fresh and pure dance music was back then.

A live version of '10 Seconds To Terminate' and a remix of 'Say A Little Prayer' are available on the limited remix 12” and CD editions of this single.

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7"/12":
A. Say A Little Prayer
B. 10 Seconds To Terminate

L12":
A. Say A Little Prayer
B1. Megamix
B2. 10 Seconds To Terminate (Live)

cd:
1. Say A Little Prayer
2. Megamix
3. 10 Seconds To Terminate (Live)
4. Say A Little Prayer (Get Down & Pray Mix)

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