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Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five

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Grandmaster Flash (2009)

Interview by Andrew Purcell, Rock's Backpages Audio, 2009

Flash talks about his latest album The Bridge, but then takes us back to the Bronx in the mid-'70s, his technical innovations, experiences with Sugar Hill records, and his addiction and the lost years.

File format: mp3; file size: 61.8mb, interview length: 1h 07' 31" sound quality: ****

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