Whodini ‎– Whodini

Jive ‎– JL 8 8199, Jive ‎– JL8-8199
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A1 The Haunted House Of Rock 6:31
A2 Nasty Lady
Producer, Mixed By, Engineer – Conny Plank
A3 Underground
Engineer – Bryan "Chuck" NewProducer – Roy Carter
A4 It's All In Mr. Magic's Wand
Producer – Thomas Dolby
B1 Magic's Wand
Producer – Thomas Dolby
B2 Yours For A Night
Engineer – Bryan "Chuck" NewProducer – Roy Carter
B3 Rap Machine
Producer, Mixed By, Engineer – Conny Plank
B4 The Haunted House Of Rock (Vocoder Version) 5:23



Cat # on vinyl label: JL 8 8199
Cat # on cover spine: JL8-8199

Other Versions (5 of 19) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
JVL 5088 Whodini Whodini(LP, Album) Jive JVL 5088 Italy 1983 Sell This Version
HIP 10 Whodini Whodini(LP, Album, RE) Jive HIP 10 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
TEG-78506-2 Whodini Whodini(CD, Album, Dlx, RE, Hea) Traffic Entertainment Group TEG-78506-2 US 2010 Sell This Version
130.8034 Whodini Whodini(LP, Album, RE) Jive 130.8034 Brazil 1988 Sell This Version
JIV 15010 Whodini Whodini(LP, Album) Jive JIV 15010 Netherlands 1983 Sell This Version


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February 28, 2005
edited over 13 years ago
One of the main Long Plays of Whodini, for sure. The vocals from 'RAP Machine' ("Let me hear you say R.A.P. Machine!") were sampled years later by WestBam at his RAP Machine mix of 'The Roof Is On Fire'. The original track has very nice piano melodies with those traditional Hip Hop grooves. 'The Haunted House Of Rock' combines the amazing Hip Hop funky beats with awesome lines of synthesizers - but one of them in particular has a melody sequence very similar to a certain part of Depeche Mode's 'Everything Counts', released on the same year (1983). The question in this case is: which one was the influential?
The main tune of the album, though, is ‘Magic’s Wand’ (with a line of keyboard sampled several times later by other artists, such as Silver Bullet in 'Bring Forth The Guillotine'), which tells a story about a woman having a ‘RAP Attack’. The main idea was to evoke the Street Dance culture of DJs, MCs and of course, to never forget that “It's all in Mr. Magic's Wand”…


May 15, 2004
Recorded at CAN Studios, Cologne, Germany. Mixed at Conny Planks Studio. Who also produced, engineered and mixed "Rap Machine" and "Nasty Lady". At that date Whodine were Jalil Hutchins and Ecstasy. Seems that the German music legend Conny Plank ( may he rest in peace ) had a lot of street credibility at that time. Hey, did I mention that "Magic`s Wand", "Rap Machine" and "The Haunted House of Rock" are exceptional ? The Crown does not belong to Grandmaster Flash alone.