Captain Rock

Cosmic Blast

  • AllMusic Rating
    6
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

Orbiting between the poles of George Clinton and the Cold Crush Brothers is the beat boxing space commander, Captain Rock. This 1984 12" serves up both the radio-friendly and the entirely other worldly Captain. The single, "Cosmic Blast," features the artist's singular rap style that breaks down the metric rigidity of '80s rap with a rhythmic sensibility all his own, and throws in a shade of soul crooning for good measure. "We the cosmic crew/we're gonna rock with you" runs the ultra catchy chorus. Also included on the first side is "The Pure," a strange minimal space funk breakdown. A throwaway remix forms the B-side.