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|Studio album by Herbie Hancock|
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About the Album
The second of the three Rockit band albums, Sound-System was another smash for Herbie Hancock.
"Junku" for instance, featured Foday Musa Suso and also was written for the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles. It served as the "Field" theme. It also was used during Hancock's appearance on the long-running NBC Saturday Night Live.
"Sound System" sounded like "Junku" in many ways, while "Karabali" featured Wayne Shorter (playing a lyricon, instead of a traditional saxophone) and went back to the days of Hancock's African themed Mwandishi band.
- "Hardrock" (Herbie Hancock, Bill Laswell, Derek Showard) - 6:10
- "Metal Beat" (Herbie Hancock, Bill Laswell) - 4:56
- "Karabali" (Herbie Hancock, Daniel Poncé) - 5:17
- "Junku" (Herbie Hancock, Bill Laswell, Foday Musa Suso, Aiyb Dieng) - 5:32
- "People are Changing" (Timmy Thomas) - 6:05
- "Sound System" (Herbie Hancock, Bill Laswell, Foday Musa Suso) - 5:55
Bonus Track from CD reissue
- "Metal Beat (Extended Version)" (Herbie Hancock, Bill Laswell) - 6:44
- Herbie Hancock: piano, synthesizer, keyboards
- Bill Laswell: electric bass, drum programming, tapes
- D.S.T.: turntables, "FX"
- Nicky Skopelitis: guitar, electric drums
- Henry Kaiser: guitar
- Bernard Fowler: vocals, vocal arrangements
- Wayne Shorter: lyricon
- Toshinori Kondo: trumpet
- Anton Fier: drums, percussion
- Daniel Poncé: percussion
- Foday Musa Suso: percussion, guitar, various instruments
- Aïyb Dieng: percussion
- Hamid Drake: cymbals
- Will Alexander: Fairlight programming
- Rob Stevens: programming
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- Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 94. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.