Krupa (song)

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Apollo 440 Krupa.jpg
Single by Apollo 440
from the album Electro Glide in Blue
Released 15 July 1996
Recorded 1996
Genre Electronica
Length 6:15 (Album version)
4:01 (Single/Radio edit)
Label Sony Music
Writer(s) Trevor Gray, Howard Gray, Noko
Producer(s) Apollo 440 (@440)
Apollo 440 singles chronology
"(Don't Fear) The Reaper"
"Ain't Talkin' 'bout Dub"

"Krupa" is a 1996 song by the British techno/rock band Apollo 440. The cover credits it as appearing in an advert for Sunkist.

The song is a homage to the Polish-American drummer Gene Krupa and is almost completely instrumental. The only lyrics in the entire song are Yeah yeah and Now back to the Gene Krupa syncopated style (a sample from dialogue in the film Taxi Driver), which are only repeated a couple of times. The main focus of the song is on the drumming rhythms, which were sampled from The Ballroom Blitz by Sweet.[1]

The song has also been made into a music video, which shows various generic people on a normal day in a typical city. The video avoids showing people's faces to emphasise the focus on the music itself.


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