The Liner/Sleeve Notes:
So, this is one of those early 80’s rap songs that was politically fueled, and who else can help fuel that fire? Britain’s finest firestarter of course, John Lydon (Johnny Rotten of the Sex Pistols) of course!
Anyways, so the A-Side is the radio version of the song, and well, it’s honestly not bad at all. Both men, Afrika and John, are great singers, and the song does have a good meaning. I like how when Afrika sings, John is in the back ground either going “eeehhhhh” or “time zone! time zone!” – oh and the best part, “kaboom… kaboom! KABOOM!!” – oh and I totally dig the musicianship.
The B-Side, however still the same song – but a different version, it has an intro where it’s just sirens and explosions until you hear Afrika grunting, and then excerpts from a Reagan conference – it’s definitely the dance mix of the song, and it does feature a lot of excerpts from Reagan conferences. “Speak about destruction!”
Anyways, I’ll leave you with the music video.
A – World Destruction
B – World Destruction
Studio Musicians & Other Album Credits:
Vocals – Afrika Bambaataa & John Lydon
Bass & DMX – Bill Laswell
Synthesizer – Bernie Worrell
Guitar – Nicky Skopelitis
Percussion – Aiyb Dieng
Mixed by Robert Musso at RPM Studio
Assistant – Mark Procopio
Recorded by Rob Stevens at Evergreen Studio
Assistant – Hanh Rowe
Mastered at Masterdisk by Howie Weinberg
Administration for Material – Roger Trilling
Photographs / Design – Thi-Linh Le
Produced by Afrika Bambaataa & Bill Laswell
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