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
A-12.3577 Herbie Hancock Rockit (Extended Dance Version)(12", Maxi) CBS A-12.3577 Portugal 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
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
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
12CXP-03978, 12CXP 03978 Herbie Hancock Rockit(12") Columbia, Columbia 12CXP-03978, 12CXP 03978 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
BA 12055 Herbie Hancock Rockit(12") CBS BA 12055 Australia 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) CBS XSSC 5502 South Africa 1983 Sell This Version
BS-35,042(02-52-7780) Herbie Hancock Rockit(12", Maxi, Gre) CBS BS-35,042(02-52-7780) Mexico 1983 Sell This Version
44 03978 Herbie Hancock Rockit(12", Promo) Columbia 44 03978 US 1983 Sell This Version
BA 12055 Herbie Hancock Rockit(12", Promo) CBS BA 12055 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
BS-35,042 Herbie Hancock Rockit(12", Red) CBS BS-35,042 Mexico 1983 Sell This Version
38 04054 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7") Columbia 38 04054 Canada 1983 Sell This Version
BA 223105 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7") CBS BA 223105 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
CBS A 3577, A-3577 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7") CBS, CBS CBS A 3577, A-3577 France 1983 Sell This Version
BA 223105 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7") CBS BA 223105 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
BA 223105 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7", Promo) CBS BA 223105 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
53-04054 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7", Single) Columbia 53-04054 US 1983 Sell This Version
7012764 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7", Single) CBS 7012764 Costa Rica 1983 Sell This Version
A 3577 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7", Single) CBS A 3577 Spain 1983 Sell This Version
38-04054 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7", Single) Columbia 38-04054 US 1983 Sell This Version
CBS A 3577 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7", Single) CBS CBS A 3577 Italy 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
07SP 719 Herbie Hancock Rockit(7", Single) CBS/Sony 07SP 719 Japan 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
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
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

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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.
8o8scratch

8o8scratch

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
piotrek.klon

piotrek.klon

December 1, 2010
referencing Rockit (Extended Dance Version), 12", Maxi, CBSA-12.3577, A-12.3577, CBSA 12-3577

My version have something like Herbie Hancock signature on the front side of cover. Under "K" letter in "rock". Is It something usual, or my version is the special one?
Sorry for my English...
Peace!
the_architech

the_architech

March 16, 2008
referencing Rockit, 12", 12CXP-03978, 12CXP 03978

This is a pivitol tune in the recent history of music. Herbie Hancock, more notable for his jazz sessions, found the new hip-hop sound coming out of the Bronx in the early 70's, as well as the intriguing new frontier of electronic music, as a new outlet for creativity. Much like when Dylan went electric, many of Herbie Hancocks fans betrayed him in this new venture. Still, to this day, there is a rift between those whole like Herbie Hancock jazz and those who like Herbie Hancock electro. Regardless, this record is one of the more significant records to come out in this period marking a turning point in hip-hop music.
tubbster

tubbster

March 6, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
referencing Rockit (S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d Version), 12", Single, TA 3577
Classic funky hip hop tune made way back in 1983 by Herbie Hancock, the jazz keyboard master. Funkier than a dog licking his own bone, this starts on a scratch you just can't bitch and keeps dropping bombs all the way through.

The production is excellent, really tight, breaks a-plenty, which build up and up until you have to freak out or burst.

Think about it, this was made back in 1983 with only a handfull of 'modern' gizmos, yet you could play it today to a modern crowd, most of whom weren't even born then and it would still sound contemporary and fill the floor.

Play it at a wedding and it'll probably cause a few people in their forties who should know better to try breakdancing all over again, so get your liability insurance sorted out first. But whatever, you can't knock this enormous tune.

September 11, 2003
referencing Rockit, 12", RE, VJAY21
I cannot describe how much I love both tracks on this single. Rockit is the template for all good electro tracks since and I Thought It Was You sounds so unbelievably like modern house music its untrue. Its hard to believe that these were made 20 years ago because they sound so fresh. If I had to choose the best, it would be ITIWY because you could play it in a set with new house tracks and it slip in very easily and inconspicuously. Masters at Work and Blaze seem to have based their entire careers on that track!