Fat Boys ‎– Sex Machine / Beat Box Is Rocking

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Includes different versions with alternate b-sides including Sex Machine (Dub), Beatbox Is Rockin' and Human Beatbox Part III.

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Sex Machine 4:46
Sex Machine (Dub Version) 4:29
Beat Box Is Rocking 3:33

Versions (12)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SUD 045 Fat Boys Sex Machine / Beat Box Is Rocking(12") Sutra Records SUD 045 US 1986 Sell This Version
SUD 045 Fat Boys Sex Machine / Beat Box Is Rocking(12") Sutra Records SUD 045 US 1986 Sell This Version
SUA 152 Fat Boys Sex Machine / Human Beat Box, Part III(7") Sutra Records SUA 152 US 1986 Sell This Version
U 8674 T Fat Boys Sex Machine(12") WEA U 8674 T UK 1986 Sell This Version
SUD-045 Fat Boys Sex Machine(12") Sonet, Sutra Records SUD-045 Sweden 1986 Sell This Version
258 674-0 Fat Boys Sex Machine(12") WEA 258 674-0 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
0258633 Fat Boys Sex Machine(12", Maxi) WEA 0258633 New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version
U8674 Fat Boys Sex Machine(7") WEA U8674 UK 1986 Sell This Version
SUA 152 Fat Boys Sex Machine(7", Promo) Sutra Records SUA 152 US 1986 Sell This Version
7258648 Fat Boys Sex Machine(7", Single) WEA 7258648 New Zealand 1986 Sell This Version
6.20952 Fat Boys Sex Machine(12") Teldec 6.20952 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
6.15159, 6.15159 AC, 258 639-7 Fat Boys Sex Machine(7", Single) Teldec, Teldec, Teldec 6.15159, 6.15159 AC, 258 639-7 Germany 1988 Sell This Version

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Fizza

Fizza

October 13, 2009
referencing Sex Machine / Beat Box Is Rocking, 12", SUD 045

Sex Machine was the first of the crossover successes that the Fat Boys recorded, which was possibly a blessing and a curse to the group, how that gets apportioned between blessing and curse is debatable, but this review isn't terribly concerned with Sex Machine, it's a decent track, funny and well produced, it has it's moments but for me the standout track on this 12" has got to be the second track on the B-Side.

Beat Box Is Rocking is a monster mid to uptempo drum and beatbox track (around 118 beats per minute says my brain bpm counter), in its era I can't really think of a heavier, more energy driven beatboxing record than this. The drums pound in syncopation with Buffy's beatboxing, reaching two crescendos in one three and a half minute track. The first being slightly madcap with the rest of the Fat Boys laying down a verse to the background of party sounds that sound like the party is getting a little out of hand (in a good way I might add), then onto the second which confirms with an excellent vocodored voice that the "Beat Box is Rocking". It certainly was on this track, short but sweet but very intense, it's in my opinion Buffy's, and one of the Fat Boys' greatest moments.
Alain_Patrick

Alain_Patrick

February 23, 2005
edited over 14 years ago
referencing Sex Machine / Beat Box Is Rocking, 12", SUD 045

The Dub version for "Sex Machine" is a funny, funky and groovy Hip Hop tune that incorporates the samples of James Brown's "Get Up I Feel Like Being A Sex Machine" classic. Mostly used in repertories of funk and Hip Hop, this special tune was definitely made to shake the dancefloors, funkiest as ever among the "Get Uuuuup!" orders to dance... Massive!