Captain Rock

Cosmic Blast

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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.