On Wax: RUN-D.M.C. debut reissued


I had the pleasure of speaking to DMC at length last year, discussing the genesis of his comic book world (read some of that over at Bonafide). The whole time I was sat next to him I couldn’t shake that giddy feeling of being in the presence of an absolute legend – man had a glow. An antidote to the generic disco rap of the time and a balls-out embracement of rock’n’roll, the tag-team of Run and DMC backed by the legendary JMJ was a unique formula whose resonance will echo long after we’re all ashes.

The group’s debut, self-titled album has been re-released on vinyl, and is available from Get On Downscreen-shot-2017-01-09-at-20-46-08

A1. Hard Times

A2. Rock Box

A3. Jam-Master Jay

A4. Hollis Crew (Krush-Groove 2)

A5. Sucker M.C.’s (Krush-Groove 1)

B1. It’s Like That

B2. Wake Up

B3. 30 Days

B4. Jay’s Game


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