The Incredible Bongo Band, also known as Michael Viner's Incredible Bongo Band, was a project started in 1972 by Michael Viner, a record artist manager and executive at MGM Records. Viner was called on to supplement the soundtrack to the B-film The Thing With Two Heads. The band's output consisted of upbeat, funky, instrumental music. Many tracks were covers of popular songs of the day characterized by the prominence of bongo drums, conga drums, rock drums and brass.
There's a fun story behind this album, retold in detail in the liner notes. In 1972, Michael Viner was an executive at MGM Records. Asked to put together some music for the soundtrack of an upcoming B-movie horror film, The Thing with Two Heads, he called on songwriter Perry Botkin, J. and the two of them whipped up a pair of songs called "Bongo Rock" and "Bongolia. By the middle of 1973, the songs, attributed to the Incredible Bongo Band, began to take off, both in Canada and on the .
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Bongo Rock by Incredible Bongo Band, released 15 March 2006 1. Apache 2. Let There Be Drums 3. Bongolia 4. Last Bongo In Belgium 5. Dueling Bongos 6. In A Gadda Da Vida 7. Raunchy 73 8. Bongo Rock 9. Kiburi (Part 1) 10. Sing Sing Sing 11. (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction 12. Wipeout 13. When The Bed Breaks Down I'll Meet You In The Spring 14. Pipeline 15. Okey Dokey 16. Sharp Nine 17. Hang Your Head Down Tom Dooley Your Tie's Caught In Your Zipper 18. Apache (Grand Master Flash Remix) 19. Last Bongo In Belgium (Breakers Mix) Formed by MGM A&R man Michael Viner in 1972 to supple.
BONGO ROCK is the two original Incredible Bongo Band albums in their entirety. All 19 tracks on CD contains 2 bonus tracks - including the Grandmaster Flash remix of "Apache". I bought Bongo Rock with the expectation of hearing an instrumental album, instead of listening to an hour of breakbeats.
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