The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel
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|"The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel"|
Side A of the US 12-inch single
|Single by Grandmaster Flash|
|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, including rapper Dr. Dre, and an early example of what would eventually be termed turntablism.
Along with spoken word vocals from a 1966 album titled The Official Adventures of Flash Gordon, some of the primary records utilized to create the mix included:
- Chic – "Good Times"
- Blondie – "Rapture"
- Queen – "Another One Bites the Dust"
- Sugarhill Gang – "8th Wonder"
- The Furious Five – "Birthday Party"
- Spoonie Gee – "Monster Jam"
- Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band – "Apache"
- Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five – "Freedom"
- Sugarhill Gang – "Rapper's Delight"
- The Hellers – "Life Story"
- "The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel" - A-side
- "The Birthday Party" (Instrumental) - B-side
- "The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel" .
- "The Message"
- "It's Nasty (Genius of Love)"
|U.S. Billboard R&B Singles||55|
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