Saturday, 2 July 2011

The Junkyard Band

Just to continue the go-go tip, and because it's still as awesome as it was in 1987. I recall it was on the budget-price Def Jam Sampler Vol. 1, which introduced a lot of British kids to hip-hop. Despite sharing space with Public Enemy, LL Cool J and the Beastie Boys all in their prime, it was the best track on it. Made by kids aged 8-13 from the Barry Farm Housing Project, Washington DC; with toys, trash and common household items. Considering that and its urgent, hard-hitting lyrics, you can't get more 'punk' than that...

2 comments:

Carl Morris said...

A superb band, two of the best go-go tunes ever - and I never realised they were that young.

W. Kasper said...

When I first heard it on the radio (young enough to be a 'senior' member), it was like being invited to a new world. The most you can ask for from a pop record, really.

Going by the tragic outcomes of other child performers, I hope they're doing OK nowadays.