Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five ‎– Magic Carpet Ride / On The Strength


A double A -side and a bit obscure as it only got a US and German release back in 1988. Yes, this is a cover of the Steppenwolf track and it is more sung rather than rapped as original vocalist John Kay joins in!! Born before Run DMC/Aerosmith and Public Enemy/Anthrax it’s a bit of a crowd pleaser. Chep Nunez does the editing on both the remixes which are superb, giving them more of an edge. “On The Strength” shows how good a rapper Melle Mel was and is less a gimmick, solid old skool the title track of the album of the same name. (their second and last album!)


Elektra ‎– 0-66749SAM_7318

A1 Magic Carpet Ride (Chep-O-Matic Mix) 5:49
A2 Magic Carpet Ride (LP Version) 4:14
A3 Magic Carpet Ride (Instrumental Version) 4:14
B1 On The Strength (Flash-O-Matic Mix) 6:00
B2 On The Strength (LP Version) 4:45
B3 On The Strength (Instrumental Version) 4:45

5 responses

  1. Excellent That’s what I’m talking
    about . Best music ever
    87 88 89 90 91 92 .
    Thank you very much
    for all this music.

  2. Please re-up if poss. Sorry i’m asking a lot here it would seem i’ve not been on this blog since late 2016!!

    1. The link doesn’t appear to be working?

      1. Fixed…thanx for the heads up 🙂

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