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Main Source

Looking At The Front Door / Watch Roger Do His Thing

Mr Bongo

Released: 4th December 2020

7"£14.99 Buy Now In Stock. Dispatched on Monday.


Enter Large Professor and ‘Looking at the Front Door’, the group’s first single on
Wild Pitch Records and the lead out for their stunning ‘Breaking Atoms’ album.
Wrapped around a loop from Donald Byrd’s Blue Note classic ‘Think Twice’,
bolstered by the infectious chorus of ‘Chick A Boom’ by The Pazant Brothers
and Beaufort Express, it’s a melancholy tale of love gone wrong. It was a brave
choice of lead single in the 1990 hip-hop landscape, plucked from an album full
of genuine head-nodders and standout tracks. It was also the right choice - a
piece of production perfection laced with romantic honesty.
The B-side also strikes a different tack, a tale of a brother who “doesn’t fight, his
brain is his left and right.” Using a solid foundation of drums from Funkadelic’s
‘You’ll Like It Too’ (most famously used on Eric B & Rakim’s ‘I Know You Got
Soul’), Large Pro weaves his tale of an ambitious, studious man over an original
organ line (by JD Drumsticks) that wouldn’t sound out of place at a hockey rink.
The theme is sledgehammer subtle - don’t sell drugs, stay in school - but delivered
with the lightness of touch that would be Main Source’s signature. This is the first official UK release, and the first time both sides have been together
on a 7”.
LISTEN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNRCQ9eagWQ
Part of the Mr Bongo classic
hip-hop official reissue series. First official UK release, and the first time both sides have been together on a 7”.