It's the beat that changed music for good. Hip hop. Rap. Techno. House. Blues. All stole this six second drum break which would become "The Amen Break". To think a song in 1968 transformed all music from the 1980s onwards. It was ahead of its time, and needs to be celebrated. The Winstons may not have broken any ground for their time, but time eternal will recognize them as the men in the back, playing as the studio band long after they are gone. They played backup for N.W.A., Public Enemy, Prodigy, Squarepusher, Amy Winehouse, Ultramagnetic MC's, Salt-n-Pepa, The 2 Live Crew, and many more as forgotten as they, and may not have even known it. Thanks for everything, gents. Thank you for transforming the thing I love the most.
Yep, the cut that was responsible for several thousand breakbeat tracks from hip-hop to hardcore rave, drum'n'bass to breakcore, and beyond. Hands up who's actually listened to the original all the way through?