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Tuesday, Nov 24 2015 | 06:12

5 “Big-Hole” Singles On Black Vinyl With Picture Sleeves. 10 Songs Total, Spanning The Legendary Group’s ‘80s Heyday.

In a musical world where heated debates rage constantly, here is a statement that no one can dispute – Run-DMC is one of the most important and influential groups in rap history. Forming in the early ‘80s and guided by Russell Simmons (who was, of course, Run’s brother), the three-man unit were lyrical and musical pioneers from their first, Larry Smith-helmed foray: 1983’s “It’s Like That,” with the world-shaking b-side, “Sucker M.C.’s.”
With a string of gold and platinum albums that started with Run-DMC in 1984 and ran through 1988’s Tougher Than Leather, the trio changed the course of music (and videos, and youth culture, and more) and ruled the genre outright, boasting sales numbers that were neck-and-neck with manufactured pop stars of the day. Part of their charm was their every-man appeal – they didn’t dress like rock stars, and they didn’t act like them either. They just made amazing music.
Get On Down, who celebrated 2014’s Black Friday Record Store Day with their reissue of Run-DMC’s “Christmas In Hollis,” follows it up for 2015 with the deluxe 45 RPM vinyl “Singles Collection” box, which celebrates the group’s glory days with a curated assortment of five smash singles that brought the group from New York to Tokyo, London to Sydney, and just about every corner of the Earth. With lovingly re-created 7-inch sleeves (taken from original 45s and 12-inches), the set is housed in a sturdy outer box with the group’s name proudly overlaid across a map of their hometown: Hollis, Queens.

RECORD 1: “It’s Like That” / “Sucker M.C.’s (Krush-Groove 1)”
In a custom die-cut Profile 45 sleeve - [1983]
RECORD 2: “Here We Go (Live At The Funhouse)” / “Here We Go (Live At The Funhouse) [bleeped version]”
In custom die-cut Profile 45 sleeve – [Recorded August 5, 1983 - released in 1985 only as a promo 12”]
First time ever on 7-inch
RECORD 3: “Walk This Way” / “King Of Rock”
In a reproduction of the original single picture sleeve [1986]
RECORD 4: “My Adidas” / “Peter Piper”
In a reproduction of the original single picture sleeve [1986]
RECORD 5: “Run’s House” / “Beats To The Rhyme” (original single picture sleeve)
In a reproduction of the original single picture sleeve [1988] Available from 27.11.2015
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