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RUBBEROOM

BODY SNATCH'N (ON THE ISLE) 12"

Elastic Recordings/Indus

EL3701

   
 

 

Rubberoom were part of the Chicago hip hop indie boom during the mid-90s. The group consisted of 3 MCs and 3 producers, 2 of which later regrouped as The Opus. “Body Snatch’n” was the first single to gain national attention for the group. It has since been a sought after, rare classic amongst those in the know.

“Body Snatch’n” is a clever metaphor about taking someone else’s girl. A slowed down jazz piano loop with cowbell percussion, gives this gritty boom bap beat a dark industrial vibe. The dark piano loop at times reverses back onto itself for a surreal effect. The remix, in contrast, mellows out the song with an Ahmad Jamal piano and bass loop.

The b-side, “Stacks of 45s” definitely sounds like it was recorded in an insane asylum. A driving 2 bar Miles Davis loop sets the frenetic pace atop subterranean drum patterns. A sense of urgency in the lyrics is highlighted by the distortion effect added on top of the vocals. This will have you bouncing off the walls.

Tracklisting:

A1 Bodysnatchin' (on the isle) original vocal - clean

A2 Bodysnatchin' (on the isle) original vocal

A3 Bodysnatchin' (on the isle) remix vocal - clean (echoes rmx)

B1 Bodysnatchin' (on the isle) original inst

B2 Bodysnatchin' (on the isle) remix inst

B3 Stacks of 45s - clean

B4 Stacks of 45s