"Love Rollercoaster" is probably the one song which is most identified with the Ohio Players. It's been a staple of DJ rotation since its release; it's been sampled to death and, in the late '90s, the Intel Corporation used the song to help sell its Pentium processors. Clearly, its versatility knows no bounds -- and it never has. Issued in 1975, it proved an instant crossover smash, slamming to the top of both the R&B and pop charts. "Love Rollercoaster," the band insist, was created in the aftermath of a turbulent air flight, although it also spawned the now-classic urban myth that the screams buried deep within instrumental break were the real-life sounds of a girl dying in the studio next door. Hastily, the band quashed the misinformation before the ride was irrevocably tainted -- those wild yells were actually the work of keyboardist William Beck. Such confusion notwithstanding, "Love Rollercoaster"'s classic circular rhythm, unmistakable guitar, and choral repetition are all vital hallmarks of the Players' wildest ride. But it's Leroy Bonner's outstanding vocal chops that really bring the song together, a unique style which would re-emerge, years later, in the equally defining styles of acolytes ranging from Prince and Cameo's Larry Blackmon to newer hip-hop/funk pioneers Outkast.