Herbie Hancock ‎– Rockit

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Rockit (Short Version) 3:37
Rockit (Long/Album Version) 5:22

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
CBSA 3577, A-3577 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7", Single) CBS, CBS CBSA 3577, A-3577 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
A 3577 Herbie Hancock Rock It(7", Single) CBS A 3577 UK 1983 Sell This Version
CBSA-12.3577, A-12.3577, CBSA 12-3577 Herbie Hancock Rockit (Extended Dance Version)(12", Maxi) CBS, CBS, CBS CBSA-12.3577, A-12.3577, CBSA 12-3577 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
A - 12.3577, CBSA 12-3577, CBSA-12.3577 Herbie Hancock Rockit (Extended Dance Version)(12", Maxi) CBS, CBS, CBS A - 12.3577, CBSA 12-3577, CBSA-12.3577 Europe 1983 Sell This Version
A-12.3577 Herbie Hancock Rockit (Extended Dance Version)(12", Maxi) CBS A-12.3577 Portugal 1983 Sell This Version
44-03978 Herbie Hancock Rockit (Extended Dance Version)(12", Single) Columbia 44-03978 US 1983 Sell This Version
TA 3577 Herbie Hancock Rockit (S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d Version)(12", Single) CBS TA 3577 UK 1983 Sell This Version
A-3577, CBS A 3577 Herbie Hancock Rockit (Version Originale)(7", Single) CBS, CBS A-3577, CBS A 3577 France 1983 Sell This Version
CSR 1325 Herbie Hancock Rockit (7") CBS CSR 1325 Peru 1983 Sell This Version
A3577, A 3577 Herbie Hancock Rockit b/w I Thought It Was You(7") CBS, CBS A3577, A 3577 UK 1983 Sell This Version
A 3577, A3577 Herbie Hancock Rockit b/w I Thought It Was You(7", Single, Pap) CBS, CBS A 3577, A3577 UK 1983 Sell This Version
A3577, A 3577 Herbie Hancock Rockit b/w Rough(7", Single) CBS, CBS A3577, A 3577 UK 1983 Sell This Version
A3577 Herbie Hancock Rockit b/w Rough(7", Single, Pre) CBS A3577 UK 1983 Sell This Version
BA 12055 Herbie Hancock Rockit(12") CBS BA 12055 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
12CXP-03978, 12CXP 03978 Herbie Hancock Rockit(12") Columbia, Columbia 12CXP-03978, 12CXP 03978 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
BS-35,042 Herbie Hancock Rockit(12", Ltd, Gre) CBS BS-35,042 Mexico 1983 Sell This Version
BS-35,042 Herbie Hancock Rockit(12", Ltd, Red) CBS BS-35,042 Mexico 1983 Sell This Version
A 12.3577 Herbie Hancock Rockit(12", Maxi) CBS A 12.3577 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
12AP 2695 Herbie Hancock Rockit(12", Maxi) CBS/Sony 12AP 2695 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
XSSC 5502 Herbie Hancock Rockit(12", Maxi, Ltd) CBS, Epic XSSC 5502 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
BA 12055 Herbie Hancock Rockit(12", Promo) CBS BA 12055 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
44 03978 Herbie Hancock Rockit(12", Promo) Columbia 44 03978 US 1983 Sell This Version
TA 3577 Herbie Hancock Rockit(12", Single) CBS TA 3577 UK 1983 Sell This Version
BA 223105 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7") CBS BA 223105 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
38 04054 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7") Columbia 38 04054 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
BA 223105 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7", Promo) CBS BA 223105 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
07SP 719 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7", Single) CBS/Sony 07SP 719 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
CBS A 3577, A-3577 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7", Single) CBS, CBS CBS A 3577, A-3577 France 1983 Sell This Version
7012764 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7", Single) CBS 7012764 Costa Rica 1983 Sell This Version
CBS A 3577 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7", Single) CBS CBS A 3577 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
A3577 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7", Single) CBS A3577 UK 1983 Sell This Version
38-04054 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7", Single) Columbia 38-04054 US 1983 Sell This Version
BA 223105 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7", Single) CBS BA 223105 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
CS-10015, 38-4054 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7", Single) CBS, CBS CS-10015, 38-4054 Philippines 1983 Sell This Version
SSC 5522 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7", Single) CBS SSC 5522 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
CBS A 3577 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7", Single) CBS CBS A 3577 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
SSC 3050 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7", Single) CBS SSC 3050 Zimbabwe 1983 Sell This Version
A3577 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7", Single, Jukebox) CBS A3577 UK 1983 Sell This Version
39-04054 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7", Single, Promo) Columbia 39-04054 US 1983 Sell This Version
A3577 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7", Single, Promo) CBS A3577 UK 1983 Sell This Version
CBS A 3577, CBS A-3577 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7", Single, Promo) CBS, CBS CBS A 3577, CBS A-3577 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
38-04054 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7", Single, Promo) Columbia 38-04054 US 1983 Sell This Version
53-04054 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7", Single, Styrene) Columbia 53-04054 US 1983 Sell This Version
none Herbie Hancock Rockit (Grooverider Remix)(12", Dub) Not On Label none Germany 1997 Sell This Version
S 1 Herbie Hancock Rockit (Grooverider Remix)(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl) S3 Frankfurt S 1 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
S 1 Herbie Hancock Rockit (Grooverider Remix)(12", S/Sided, W/Lbl, Sta) S3 Frankfurt S 1 Germany 1997 Sell This Version
500211 Herbie Hancock Rockit 2.002(12") Transparent Music 500211 US 2002 Sell This Version
VJAY21 Herbie Hancock Rockit(12", RE) Vinyl Junkie VJAY21 UK 2002 Sell This Version
44 3978 Herbie Hancock Rockit(12", Unofficial) Columbia (2) 44 3978 US 2005 Sell This Version
44-03978 Herbie Hancock Rockit(12", RE) Columbia 44-03978 US 2010 Sell This Version
TA 3577 Herbie Hancock Rockit (Long Version)(12", Single) CBS TA 3577 UK Unknown Sell This Version

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Lucas-Film

Lucas-Film

September 18, 2020
edited about 1 month ago
referencing Rockit, 12", Ltd, Red, BS-35,042

Oh yes, very big sound and a really beauty from 1983.
LIFELINE

LIFELINE

May 4, 2020
referencing Rockit (Grooverider Remix), 12", S/Sided, W/Lbl, Sta, S 1
A 2015 post by Optical's on his Facebook page regarding this remix:

'Bad quality...but for me...a very special moment in my life during 1997. I grew up loving Herbie Hancock and this track in particular. Then when DJ GROOVERIDER was asked to remix it...I actually got my hands on the original recordings to play with and had to make sounds that were copies of the original sounds using my synth's so I could speed it all up to DnB speed. Again it resulted in an 'it's mine!'....'no...it's mine!'...argument between our esteemed betters and then no-one could win so off to the bin it went!....This was also the time of my life I truly learnt the meaning of the word 'Politics'.
misterharrison

misterharrison

October 30, 2019
referencing Rockit (S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d Version), 12", Single, TA 3577
Watch out, I think there's a bootleg / "replica" out there. Mine has decent sound on the a-side, but the b-side sounds terrible. Very much quieter than the a-side and when you boost the gain to match, there's almost no bass to speak of. Buyer beware.
dobbin_the_horse

dobbin_the_horse

October 3, 2018
referencing Rockit b/w Rough, 7", Single, A3577, A 3577
Also issued in a CBS company sleeve with identical runouts.
Crepus66

Crepus66

May 28, 2018
referencing Rockit (Extended Dance Version), 12", Single, 44-03978

Anyone know what kind of inner sleeve this came with? If at all? Thanks.
masaq

masaq

December 13, 2017
referencing Rockit (Extended Dance Version), 12", Maxi, CBSA-12.3577, A-12.3577, CBSA 12-3577

For me, this 12 is all about the production. Even in today's digital age you will be extremely hard pushed to find a release that comes anywhere close to the depth of this 83 electro classic. Even today, this is the tune that I use to set up the sub in my car. This or The Angels Fell by Dillinja. A masterpiece. That's it.
idg4

idg4

June 10, 2017
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Rockit (S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d Version), 12", Single, TA 3577
For all the undeniable attention that 'Rockit' got for its wider influence on popular music and music videos, music lovers would equally have been glad of the inclusion of the tracks on the B side. Two of Herbie's Disco masterpieces included with a future Electro classic. What more could you want?
joecasco

joecasco

April 26, 2016
referencing Rockit (Extended Dance Version), 12", Single, 44-03978
This was my first-ever 12" (bought upon release in 1983). Was initially disappointed it wasn't more than the regular LP version. I did not immediately appreciate the well-spaced grooves which allow that fantastic beat and expert turntablism to breathe at full strength (through a system which is up to it). Have always wondered if the 45RPM pressings are even better in this regard.

One of many musical purchases of the times which the folks were at a complete & utter loss to comprehend. And if that's not a tribute to Herbie's pioneering creative spirit, what is? Sounds as cool today as it always has.
djkone

djkone

April 17, 2013
referencing Rockit 2.002, 12", 500211
Correct title:
A. Herbie Hancock Meets Coldcut - Rockit
B. Herbie Hancock featuring Mixmaster Mike, DXT, Rob Swift, Qbert, Babu, Faust & Shortee - Rockit 2.002 (full length version).

A-side is a Coldcut' remix, very different from original.
B-side starts from original (for about about one minute), then there's (too long, maybe 7 minutes) part of non-stop scratches, and then peace of original at the end. It is perfect for lovers of scratch performance, but not for general audience IMHO.
BOBSCRATCH-

BOBSCRATCH-

October 16, 2012
referencing Rockit (S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d Version), 12", Single, TA 3577

worth every penny ! great ta scratch over! hip hop tune made way back in the 1980s