Saturday, 23 February 2013
Babe Ruth's The Mexican is one of the most exciting tracks you'll chance upon. Made in 1972 it has funk, drama, Latin guitars and fuzzed up guitars, pumping bass and hairs-on-the-back-of-the-neck vocals. It was also instrumental in the birth of hip-hop in New York, played by DJ Kool Herc and sampled by Afrika Bambaataa (amongst others) and part of the anything goes street culture of late 70s and early 80s NY. It is also perfect for waking up the neighbours on Saturday morning.
Strange then that Babe Ruth were a rock band from Hatfield, Hertfordshire.