Columbia publish Herbie Hancock’s thirty-fifth album : ‘Future Shock’ featuring ‘Rockit’ (1983)

Herbie Hancock’s ‘Future Shock’ feat. ‘Rockit’ is his thirty-fifth album released in August, 1983 by Columbia.

Track Listing : 1.Rockit (Herbie Hancock, Michael James Beinhorn, Bill O. Laswell) – 05:28 . 2.Future Shock – (Curtis Mayfield) – 08:05 . 3.Tfs (Herbie Hancock, Michael James Beinhorn, Bill O. Laswell) – 05:47 . 4.Earth Beat (Herbie Hancock, Michael James Beinhorn, Bill O. Laswell) – 05:13 . 5.Autodrive (Herbie Hancock, Michael James Beinhorn, Bill O. Laswell) – 06:27 . 6.Rough (Herbie Hancock, Michael James Beinhorn, Bill O. Laswell) – 06:58

Musicians : Herbie Hancock – Piano, Synthesizer, Fairlight Cmi, Keyboards . Bill Laswell – Electric Bass . D.S.T. – Turntables, Fx . Pete Cosey – Electric Guitar . Michael Beinhorn – Keyboards . Daniel Poncé – Percussion . Sly Dunbar – Drums, Percussion . Dwight Jackson Jr. – Lead Vocals On (2) . Lamar Wright – Lead Vocals On (6) . Bernard Fowler – Backing Vocals . D.S.T. – Backing Vocals . Roger Trilling – Backing Vocals . Nicky Skopelitis – Backing Vocals

Production : Produced By Material, Herbie Hancock Bryan Bell – Engineer . Martin Bisi – Engineer . Dave Jerden – Engineer, Mixing . Mike Krowiak – Assistant Engineer . Howie Weinberg – Mastering . Billy Youdelman – Engineer

Package : Howard Fritzson – Art Direction . Randall Martin – Design . Geoffrey Hargrave Thomas – Photography

Recorded 1983 At Oao Studios, Brooklyn, New York; Rpm Studios, New York City; Garage Sale Recording, Los Angeles.

Released In August, 1983 By Columbia.

(Source Official Site)


Robert Christgau
Elsewhere various bright ideas, such as Pete Cosey, are obscured by the usual aura of set-piece dink–jumpy enough and often fun, but fusoid nevertheless. […]

Wilson & Alroy’s Record Reviews
Hancock hooked up with high-concept producer/bassist Bill Laswell and keyboardist Mike Beinhornand they incorporated hip hop scratching and attitude into Hancock’s electronic fusion sound. The result was the hugely influential Rockit! which was the first example of scratching to be played on many rap-phobic radio stationsand the unofficial anthem of the breakdancing craze. […]

All About Jazz
As with Ornette Coleman‘s The Shape of Jazz to Come , the title Future Shock says it all. With this record Herbie Hancock busted open jazz in a way that no one could have expected. It may have taken ten or twenty years for the rest of the world to catch up, but the foundation of DJ Spooky and like-minded post-modernists started right here. […]


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