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Tales From the Crypt Presents: Demon Knight (dir. by Ernest Dickerson) 

I remember going to the movies for Demon Knight. I loved Tales from the Crypt on HBO, and the idea of a movie was cool at the time. My sister and my best friend joined me for the showing. It was treat to watch. I…

Eddie Van Halen
Respect the Wind (by Eddie and Alex Van Halen) 

Today, reports have come in that Van Halen founder Eddie Van Halen passed away of cancer at 65. Regardless of where you stand on Van Halen overall (whether you prefer David Lee Roth’s vocals over Sammy Hagar’s), it was Eddie that brought some great sound…

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Numbers – by Kraftwerk 

Today, reports have come in on the passing of Kraftwerk Co-Founder Florian Schneider. Scheider was 73.  When it comes to electronic music, Kraftwerk is probably the earliest band that I can think of, formed in 1970 by Ralf Hutter along with Schneider. Numbers, off of their 1981 album Computer World was a fantastic song, particularly in New York’s early days of hip-hop. Way before sampling ever became the norm, Afrika Bambaataa & the Soul Sonic Force used part of Kraftwerk’s “Trans Europe Express” in their own song, Planet Rock.

Numbers is basically the numbers 1, 2,3,4 in different languages, but with the beat and synths, it made for easy breakdancing music.

 

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