Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Can You Hang With The Gang?  

An obscure gem from Washington DC, Hang With The Gang is a prime slab of boogie/funk from 1981. A background party track, vocoder stabs, and genre defining moog bassline might very well make this the ultimate party jam. The Backlash EP (Pictured) and the Hang With The Gang 12" were the only releases on the private Strata Sphere label making this a very rare cut indeed. A reissue is in order sometime in the next year or so, but until then expect to pay a lot of coin for this heavily sweated and near perfect underground boogie workout. For more tracks with a party going on in the background, check LeBaron's recent post Party Disco.

Backlash - Hang With The Gang

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4 comments: to “ Can You Hang With The Gang?

  • September 18, 2008 at 7:47 AM  

    Partay is right!

  • October 8, 2008 at 4:53 PM  

    there is another 12" by Backlash on Stratasphere called "soft and easy". Used to be on at $7 for about 10 years. Now I think is getting snapped up for it's "quiet storm" properties.

    Also there is a Go Go band that released music on Stratasphere which saw 12" vinyl release. Not common either, forgot their name.

    The 12" for "hang with the gang" was a 1000 press, while the EP was a 5000 press. Hence the "have it in my crate" ratio and price difference.

    Don 't worry, the reissue is coming.

  • November 5, 2008 at 11:36 PM  

    Wow amazing track !!
    Just love it in a second !!
    Thanks for the Gemm, now I must find out those rare 12'' or 7'' asap.
    Keep on the great job.

  • February 17, 2009 at 4:27 PM  

    can you post the whole ep? there are a few other interesting cuts on there- my vinyl is in horrible shape though. my friends mom gave me her copy back in the 90's, but it got messed up. thanks!