Double LP version, as originally reissued in 2006. "Bongo Rock or The Story Of The Incredible Bongo Band features the two original Bongo Band albums in their entirety (Bongo Rock and The Return of the Incredible Bongo Band) The Incredible Bongo Band's cover of track 'Apache' originally made famous by The Shadows is simply legendary in the world of dance music. Not only arguably one of the most sampled tracks of all time and a staple for Kool Herc and Grandmaster Flash as they invented the art of DJing at the Bronx block parties of the '70s, it has become an all-time hip hop and breakers' anthem and is revered as the original break of all original breaks with the rhythms of this LP coining the term Breakbeat. Formed by MGM A&R Michael Viner in 1972 to supplement the soundtrack to the virtually anonymous B film The Thing With Two Heads. The IBB went from loose studio collective to an instrumental pop covers consortium, interpreting classics of the day in their own inimitable percussive fashion. B-Movie soundtracks, The Beatles, drummers gone bad, Frank Zappa, Kool Herc... The album has a remarkable story behind it, detailed in Angus Batey's extensive sleeve notes. 'Apache' has been sampled by: Missy Elliot, Coldcut, Will Smith, Goldie, Jurassic 5, Moby, Run DMC, Sugarhill Gang, Beastie Boys and Massive Attack and many many more. A must in every record collection."
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