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Babe RuthFirst Base

ジャンル:Rock
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Wells Fargo6:14
The Runaways7:12
King Kong6:40
Black Dog8:03
The Mexican5:45
Per Qualche Dollaro In Piu (Interpolating)
Joker7:42

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    First Base、1972、VinylのカバーFirst Base
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    Harvest – SHSP 4022, Harvest – 1E 062 o 05159UK1972UK1972
    First Base、1972、VinylのカバーFirst Base
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    Harvest – SHSP 4022New Zealand1972New Zealand1972
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    First Base、1972、VinylのカバーFirst Base
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    Harvest – SHSPJ 4022South Africa1972South Africa1972
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    First Base、1972、VinylのカバーFirst Base
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    Harvest – SHSP 4022, Harvest – 1E 062 o 05159UK1972UK1972
    First Base、1972、VinylのカバーFirst Base
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    Odeon – EOP-80756Japan1972Japan1972
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    First Base、1972、VinylのカバーFirst Base
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    Odeon – EOP-80756Japan1972Japan1972
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    First Base、1972、CassetteのカバーFirst Base
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    Odeon – KMOFB-467Brazil1972Brazil1972
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    First Base、1972、8-Track CartridgeのカバーFirst Base
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    Harvest – 8XW-11151Canada1972Canada1972
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    First Base 、1972、VinylのカバーFirst Base
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    Harvest – 0114C 062-1051591Greece1972Greece1972
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    First Base、1973、VinylのカバーFirst Base
    LP, Album, StereoWinchester Pressing
    Harvest – SW-11151US1973US1973
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    First Base、1973、VinylのカバーFirst Base
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    Harvest – SW-11151Canada1973Canada1973
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    First Base、1973、VinylのカバーFirst Base
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    Harvest – 3C 064 - 05159Italy1973Italy1973
    First Base、1973、VinylのカバーFirst Base
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    Odeon – SMOFB-467Brazil1973Brazil1973
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    First Base、1973、VinylのカバーFirst Base
    LP, Album, StereoJacksonville Press
    Harvest – SW-11151 US1973US1973
    First Base、1973、VinylのカバーFirst Base
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    Harvest – 1 J 062-05.159, EMI – 1 J 062-05.159Spain1973Spain1973
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    First Base、1973、VinylのカバーFirst Base
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    Harvest – SW-11151Canada1973Canada1973
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    First Base、1973、VinylのカバーFirst Base
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    Harvest – SW-11151Canada1973Canada1973
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    First Base、1973、VinylのカバーFirst Base
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    Harvest – SW-11151US1973US1973
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    First Base、1973、VinylのカバーFirst Base
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    Harvest – SW-11151Canada1973Canada1973
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    First Base、1973、VinylのカバーFirst Base
    LP, AlbumLos Angeles Pressing
    Harvest – SW-11151US1973US1973
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    First Base、1973、VinylのカバーFirst Base
    LP, Album, StereoJacksonville Press
    Harvest – SW-11151 US1973US1973
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    First Base、1973、VinylのカバーFirst Base
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    Harvest – SW-11151US1973US1973
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    First Base、1973、VinylのカバーFirst Base
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    Harvest – SW-11151Canada1973Canada1973
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    First Base、1993-12-00、CDのカバーFirst Base
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    One Way Records (6) – CDLL-57343, One Way Records (6) – CDL-57343, Cema Special Markets – CDLL-57343, Cema Special Markets – CDL-57343
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    First Base、1993、CDのカバーFirst Base
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    EMI – TOCP-7692Japan1993Japan1993
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    First Base、1995、CDのカバーFirst Base
    CD, Album, ReissueDigipak
    Repertoire Records – REP 4554-WPGermany1995Germany1995
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    First Base、1995、CDのカバーFirst Base
    CD, Album, Unofficial ReleaseDigipak
    Repertoire Records (2) – noneRussia1995Russia1995
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    First Base、2000、CDrのカバーFirst Base
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    Collector's Digitally Recordings – BRCDR-023Russia2000Russia2000
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    First Base、2008-02-14、CDのカバーFirst Base
    CD, Album, Reissue, RemasteredPapersleeve
    Harvest – TOCP-70350, EMI – TOCP-70350Japan2008Japan2008
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    First Base、2010、CDのカバーFirst Base
    CD, Album, ReissueMini LP sleeve
    Repertoire Records – REP 5165Europe2010Europe2010
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    First Base、2013、VinylのカバーFirst Base
    LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Unofficial Release180 Gram
    Tapestry Records – TPT 282Liechtenstein2013Liechtenstein2013
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    First Base、2013-03-20、CDのカバーFirst Base
    CD, Album, Reissue, RemasteredJewelcase
    Harvest – TOCP-71568Japan2013Japan2013
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    First Base、2013-03-20、CDのカバーFirst Base
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    Parlophone – WPCR-50428Japan2013Japan2013
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    First Base、2014、CDのカバーFirst Base
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    Repertoire Records (2) – REP 4554-WPRussia2014Russia2014
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    First Base、2015-08-24、VinylのカバーFirst Base
    LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo180 Gram
    Music On Vinyl – MOVLP1415Europe2015Europe2015
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    First Base、2016-07-20、CDのカバーFirst Base
    CD, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, RemasteredSHM-CD
    Parlophone – WPCR-17314Japan2016Japan2016
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    First Base、2021-01-29、VinylのカバーFirst Base
    LP, Album, Limited Edition, ReissueRed Translucent Vinyl (180 Gram)
    Music On Vinyl – MOVLP1415Europe2021Europe2021
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    First Base、、CDのカバーFirst Base
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    Capitol Records – C2 26587CanadaCanada
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    First Base、、VinylのカバーFirst Base
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    Harvest – SHSP 4022, Harvest – 14C 062 - 05159GreeceGreece
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    Harvest – SHSP 4022UKUK
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    First Base     、、VinylのカバーFirst Base
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    Harvest – 0114C 062-1051591, Harvest – SHSP 4022, Harvest – 062-1051591
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    Harvest – SW-11151USUS
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    Harvest – SHSP 4022, Harvest – IE 062 ⸰ 05159UKUK
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    First Base、、CDのカバーFirst Base
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    One Way Records (6) – CDLL-57343, One Way Records (6) – CDL-57343, Cema Special Markets – CDLL-57343, Cema Special Markets – CDL-57343
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    First Base、、CDのカバーFirst Base
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    Repertoire Records – REP 4554-WPGermanyGermany
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    First Base、、VinylのカバーFirst Base
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    Harvest – SHSP 4022UKUK
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    First Base、、VinylのカバーFirst Base
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    Harvest – SW-11151CanadaCanada
    First Base、、FileのカバーFirst Base
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    CD, Album, ReissueLong Box
    One Way Records (6) – CDLL-57343, One Way Records (6) – CDL-57343, Cema Special Markets – CDLL-57343, Cema Special Markets – CDL-57343
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    First Base、、VinylのカバーFirst Base
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    Harvest – SW-11151CanadaCanada
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    Harvest – SW-11151CanadaCanada
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    • Daniel-DeVriesさんのアバター
      Daniel-DeVries
      It seems the Canadian reissue from 1991 is missing using the same catalogue id CDLL-57343.
      • ottobottorobottoaretさんのアバター
        Contrary to the comments here, I bought it at the suggestion of a friend. So I was a bit worried. But after listening to it, I liked the recording. Classic mov edition. You can easily know that the source is digital. But the record did not sound flat to me. Evident deep bass sounds and clear high frequencies..No surface noise at all. Now I have to thank my friend who recommended it to me:) by the way I have to admit that I never listened to the original...
        The equipment I used;
        Technics 1210 mk2 with ortofon 2m bronze
        marantz pm 8006 amplifier
        dali oberon 7 speakers
        • pshico87さんのアバター
          pshico87
          Not a good pressing... Sound is flat without dynamic at all. :(
          • KEGWANさんのアバター
            KEGWAN
            Anyone know if this release sounds any good compared to the orginal?
            • mattcymruさんのアバター
              mattcymru
              1年前に編集されました
              I thank Liam Howlett of the PRODIGY for introducing me to these... he included the mexican on a mix cd he made..
              Some good stuff on this, which i had to order from the usa unfortunately. shame their second album wasnt quite as good..
              • SquigglySnazzさんのアバター
                SquigglySnazz
                I suppose "Wells Fargo" may be one of the first female-led hard rock tunes out there.
                • eboharris64さんのアバター
                  eboharris64
                  Did this ever come with a poster as in the pictures above?
                  • Rick_Mayerさんのアバター
                    Rick_Mayer
                    6年前に編集されました
                    Musicianship is solid throughout and Brent Carter's sax solo on 'Wells Fargo' remains as one of the few standouts along with the hit singles 'The Mexican' and 'The Joker' as well as the Frank Zappa cover 'King Kong'. The album however lacks balance bouncing from funk to prog-rock to jazz and psychedelic rock with a mash of congos, cellos, oboes, high-pitched vocals scattered throughout.

                    'First Base' remains still somewhat erratic forty+ years later and 40+ plays later. That said, the last two tracks are stellar in every sense of the word.
                    • barticleさんのアバター
                      barticle
                      4年前に編集されました
                      Babe Ruth was a five-piece rock band formed in 1971 out of a group called Shacklock (named after their songwriter/guitarist Alan Shacklock) in Hatfield, England, and they recorded this, their debut LP, the following year at EMI's Abbey Road studios. Alongside interesting covers of Jesse Winchester ('Black Dog') and Frank Zappa ('King Kong'), the record's opening song 'Wells Fargo' displays the band's recurring obsession with using Hispanic/western themes in their work. Another example of this and the stand-out track on the album is 'The Mexican' which begins with a delicate Spanish guitar intro and then has original Babe Ruth vocalist Jennie "Janita" Haan beltin' out lyrics about a soldier serving under Santa Anna (during the 1836 Texan Revolt) before culminating in a big guitar riff borrowing Ennio Morricone's theme to spaghetti-western 'For a Few Dollars More' (Babe Ruth went on to cover Morricone's 'A Fistful of Dollars' on their self-titled third album); crucially the song also has a solid drum and bassline backing throughout.

                      Despite being by a British band, the 'First Base' LP proved to be most successful in Canada. Steve D'Acquisto heard the song during a visit to Montreal which led to it getting played at David Mancuso's legendary The Loft events in Manhattan where it became a firm favourite with party-goers, and yet the track had its most significant cultural impact in the Bronx during the birth of hiphop.

                      In the early/mid 1970's in the Bronx the biggest dance parties were hosted by Kool DJ Herc, starting out in the rec-room at 1520 Sedgwick Avenue and later spilling out into the first outdoor block parties. Although his mighty Herculoids rig was also an important factor, Herc established his reputation by crate-digging in record stores so that he could play the most exclusive and obscure records that the radio stations (and other Bronx party deejays) didn't have - he even concealed the labels to keep them secret. Whilst playing he observed that many of the dancers (who he dubbed his "b-boys") would wait for the funky drums on the instrumental break of a record before going wild on the dancefloor and he struck upon the idea of extending the break by either juggling between two copies of the same song (notably looping James Brown's "clap yer hands, stomp yer feet" line from the album remix of 'Give it Up or Turnit a Loose') or mixing together several different "break" tracks. Herc named this part of his set the "merry-go-round", unaware that he'd simultaneously pioneered the concept of the "break-beat" and kickstarted the entire hiphop movement! ...and the link to Babe Ruth is that one of Kool Herc's favourite vinyl exclusives to play in the merry-go-round was 'The Mexican'.

                      The track became a Bronx block party anthem and was a frequent influence when hiphop records started to get released in later years, for example seminal electro classic 'Planet Rock' rips the "Morricone bit" (around four minutes in) and 'Go to Work' by Kool D samples the guitar riff while 'Feel It (The Mexican)' by the Funky Four on Sugar Hill converts some of the guitar parts into trebly brass and squiggly synth riffs, copies the percussion and uses the same lyrical metre (but different words). Although it'll never be as big as the Apache break (another "discovery" credited to Herc), the distinctive bassy Mexican break was used on several old skool hiphop tracks such as 'Africa (Goin' Back Home)' by Doug E Fresh, 'Prisoners of War' by Organized Konfusion and 'On the Run' by the Jungle Brothers. All the original breaks tracks from the 70's are still just as popular today in the breakin' scene (although most of them were recorded by black American funk acts, not white British rock bands!) and Babe Ruth's contribution in particular is respected and revered as a classic. This explains why DJ Spitfire used the break and vocals throughout his intro tracks on the first 'Strictly B-Boy Breaks' compilation in 2000 and I've even seen footage of a breakin' competition where not only does the deejay play 'The Mexican' during the final b-boy battle but the event is actually named after one of the lyrics: "Chico Got To Have His Share".

                      Elsewhere - outside the hiphop world - 'The Mexican' has inspired several cover versions: in 1978 Disco Circus and Bombers both included disco versions on their respective self-titled debut LPs, in 1984 John "Jellybean" Benitez got Janita Haan on board for a freestyle interpretation that topped the Billboard dance chart and in 1999 German metallers Helloween recorded their take on the song for their compilation of covers entitled 'Metal Jukebox'. Another copycat track is the massive 1988 warehouse rave anthem 'Dreams of Santa Anna' by Orange Lemon (Todd Terry) which has a magical Morricone synth lead and a few sampled vocals (presumably taken from the acappella on the Jellybean 12"); Todd Terry's 'The Texican' and JD's 'Good Vibrations' from the same period also feature similar elements. In 1993 Sonia Papp sung the original vocals over a poppy (Pappy?) dance beat for her own 'The Mexican' single while Thalía borrowed the drum and guitar parts for her 2002 single 'Dance Dance (The Mexican)'.

                      The song's historical significance and classic status is evidenced by its various appearances on (non-rock) compilations, for example the legendary Grandmaster Flash included it on his 'The Official Adventures...' compilation on Strut and it's one of several hiphop-sampled 70's breaks tracks used on the Prodigy's 1997 'Dirtchamber Sessions' mix album where Liam plays a long section of 'The Mexican' and even extends the instrumental break hiphop-style. It's also included on the Big Apple Productions old skool breaks megamix on the 'Ultimate Lessons 2' compilation, again with the break looped (which is no mean feat if mixed live on turntables as the basic guitar-free drum break is only four beats long).

                      Obsessives (like me!) should also check-out Morricone's original whistled theme to Sergio Leone's 'For A Few Dollars More', the cover version of it by Material featuring scratches by Grandmixer D.St (available on the 1992 reissue of the 'Memory Serves' album) and the remix by Terranova with appropriately twangy spaghetti-western guitar and a funky breakbeat (on the 'Morricone Rmx' compilation). Also listen to 'The Good, The Bad and The Dread' by Dreadzone which samples the whistling from the Morricone original.

                      In 2002 Hooch, the founder and promoter of the UK B-Boy Championships, successfully convinced the band to play at the event that year with a line-up including Alan Shacklock, Janita Haan and original keyboardist Dave Punshon. This lead directly to the band reforming and - a whole three decades after their previous LP - recording the album 'Qué Pasa' in 2006. This included a new version of the track entitled 'The Mexican Millennium', split into three parts with the central 'Santa Ana' portion rearranged slightly (but still using that classic Morricone riff) and with the drum break replacing the original beatless intro, presumably to make it more deejay-friendly. In the same year 'The Mexican' was included as one of the unlockable songs on the (BAFTA Video Games Awards nominated) soundtrack to the Sony PS2/PSP video-game B-Boy. After its initial digital release, a physical issue of 'Qué Pasa' finally became available in 2009 with several nods to the band's hiphop legacy on the artwork including shouts to Hooch ("if it wasn't 4 u!"), Crazy Legs, Herc and Flash, graffiti text and web addresses for both the UK B-Boy Champs and B-Boy game.

                      Perhaps inspired by the band's reunion, recent years have seen further reworkings by other artists including novel funk cover versions by The Baker Brothers (on their 2008 'Avid Sounds' album), Marc Hype & Jim Dunloop (on a 2006 single and 2009 album) and Q.A.S.B. & Ryuhei the Man (on a 7-inch in 2012), all featuring new vocalists. (There was also a dirty house version by Deekline & Tim Healey in 2010, with three remixes including a dubstep version by JFB & Ed Solo, which are all probably best avoided!)

                      In 2016 'The Mexican' featured in the fourth episode of the Netflix miniseries 'The Get Down' - a musical odyssey through the South Bronx in the late 70's. It's cool to see "The Founder" Kool Herc (portrayed by Eric D. Hill Jr.) dropping the track at an underground dance party. We only get a few precious seconds but the show makes up for it by reprising the song over the end credits of that episode.

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