The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash On the Wheels of Steel
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The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash On the Wheels of Steel
"The Adventures of Grandmaster Flash on the Wheels of Steel"
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Single by Grandmaster Flash
Released1981
FormatVinyl / CD (1988)
GenreHip hop
Length7:12
LabelSugar Hill Records
Clifton "Jiggs" Chase, Melvin Glover, George Jackson, Sylvia Robinson
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.

Samples

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:

Track listing

Vinyl

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

CD

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

Reception

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

Chart positions

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

References

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

External links



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