Raising Hell

£ 22.99


Following the success of King Of Rock, Raising Hell (1986) raised more than just a massive revenue stream by selling over three million albums worldwide. It's a well known fact that the record, produced by Rock/ Hip Hop production pioneer Rick Rubin, raised the bar for Hip Hop albums in general.

Musically it indeed raises hell, being crammed to the brim with hard-hitting hooks, loops, samples, scratches, inventive tong-twisting braggadocio and catchy choruses. Too many classics on this one: "Peter Piper" with the massive Bob James bell drum sample, "It's Tricky" (putting The Knack's "My Sharona" sample to extremely good use) and the song that popularized a certain brand of shoes in the Hip Hop community, "My Adidas". However the album's flag bearer is undoubtedly "Walk This Way" which literally rendered Aerosmith's original version obsolete.

Viewing from an eighties Hip Hop perspective, the collaboration with Aerosmith seemed rather unusual to say the least, but at the same time it proved that Hip Hop and Rock are merely next door neighbours. The album's timeless quality surfaces in its ability to bring together masses of fans of both genres.

Peter Piper
It's Tricky
My Adidas
Walk This Way
Is It Live
Hit It Run
Raising Hell
You Be Illin'
Dumb Girl
Son Of Byford
Proud To Be Black
Format: LP
Label: Arista Legacy Sony Music Profile Records
Catalogue numbers: 88985438141

Record Company-Sony Music Entertainment International Services GmbH
Phonographic Copyright (p)-Arista Records LLC
Copyright (c)-Arista Records LLC
Distributed By-Sony Music Entertainment
Produced For-Rush Productions
Pressed By-Record Industry
Recorded At-Chung King House Of Metal
Recorded At-Shakedown Sound Studios
Recorded At-Soundtrack Studios
Recorded At-Magic Ventures
Mastered At-Masterdisk

Barcodes & Identifiers:
Barcode-8 89854 38141 7
Label Code-LC 03484
Matrix / Runout-93810 1A MOVLP 633
Matrix / Runout-93810 1B MOVLP 633
Rights Society-BIEM/GEMA
Media Condition: Mint (M)
Sleeve Condition: Mint (M)

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