Hip Hop Be Bop

The Micronawts

Members:

Barry Michael Cooper

Following his debut release as Teletron in 1981 and his production for Maximus III ‘Rock It Out’ in 1982, Barry Michael Cooper joined forces with Aaron Fuchs to produce Tuff City‘s debut release ‘Beach Boy’ by Verticle Lines. His friendship with Aaron cemented though, he then produced ‘Smurph Across The Surf’ by The Micronawts, which, although it sounded like a group was actually just Barry Cooper.

The track was originally released with a yellow and black label as a 3-track single using an 808 electro drum which included a stripped down dub mix by Afrika Bambaataa “The Peacemaker”. Due to demand it was reissued the same year with a grey label as a 4-track single but this time overdubbed with a live kick drum on top of the 808. It was also slightly retitled.

Many thanks to Aaron Fuchs for the additional info on this release.

Smurph Across The Surf / Letzmurph Acrossdasurf [1982]

Label: Tuff City Records
Catalogue #: TC-0002
Year: 1982
Format: 12″
Country of Origin: US

 Side A
Smurph Across The Surf (Radio Version) [3:43]
Smurph Across The Surf (Club Version) [6:35]

Side B
Smurph Across The Surf (Dub Version) [6:35]

Label: Tuff City Records
Catalogue #: TC-0002
Year: 1982
Format: 12″
Country of Origin: US

Side A
(I Can Do It… You Can Do It) Letzmurph Acrossdasurf (Club Mix/Dub Version) [6:36]
(I Can Do It… You Can Do It) Letzmurph AcrossdasurfClub Mix/Instrumental) [6:31]

Side B
(I Can Do It… You Can Do It) Letzmurph Acrossdasurf (Radio Mix/Dub Version) [5:36]
(I Can Do It… You Can Do It) Letzmurph Acrossdasurf (Radio Mix/Kwik) [3:21]