The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel

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"The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel"
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Single by Grandmaster Flash
Released 1981
Format Vinyl / CD (1988)
Genre Hip hop
Length 7:12
Label Sugar Hill Records
Songwriter(s) Clifton "Jiggs" Chase, Melvin Glover, George Jackson, Sylvia Robinson
Producer(s) Sylvia Robinson and Joey Robinson, Jr.

"The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel" is a single released by Grandmaster Flash in 1981. It is a live DJ mix recording of Flash scratching and mixing records from various groups using three turntables. This single was highly influential on many DJs and an early example of what would eventually be termed turntablism.

Samples[edit]

Along with spoken word vocals from the 1980 film Flash Gordon, some of the primary records utilized to create the mix included:

Track listing[edit]

Vinyl[edit]

  1. "The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel" - A-side
  2. "The Birthday Party" (Instrumental) - B-side

CD[edit]

  1. "The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel" .
  2. "The Message"
  3. "It's Nasty (Genius of Love)"

Reception[edit]

The song was ranked at #2 among the top ten "Tracks of the Year" for 1981 by NME.[1]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1981) Peak
Position
U.S. Billboard R&B Singles 55

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Albums and Tracks of the Year". NME. 2016. Retrieved 2 November 2016.