The Big City

”The more susbtantial an individual’s aesthetic experience is, the sounder his taste, the sharper his moral focus, the freer—though not necessarily the happier—he is.."

This track has aged like the finest vintage wine. For Time Zone, Afrika Bambaataa brought together John Lydon and Bill Laswell, and coming from his own original bass in Kraftwerk, this is one of the few real Rosetta Stones in popular music, a song that is not only ass-kicking in its own right but unlocks the possibility of every mix of African-American culture and white bourgeois attitudes. It’s as important as Beethoven’s Symphony No.3, and if you can’t hear that, then you’re just not listening.

“…Edgy models include Brooklyn Rail…”

San Francisco Classical Voice

“George Grella understood exactly.”

Robert Ashley

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