Set It Off
A long time ago some guy from Brooklyn who called himself Strafe (real name Steven Standard) made a record called “Set It Off.” Fantastic record, with a totally ghetto yellow label. I still have the original 12″ single.**
**Bonus Christgau commentary of the time:
Sure I’m a fan of U.T.F.O.’s “Roxanne, Roxanne” (Select), but I’m simply crazy about Roxanne Shanté’s “Roxanne’s Revenge” (Pop Art), as great a piece of naive rock and roll as “The Loco-Motion” or “Angel Baby.” And without going into all the rival versions, I’ll swear you can’t go wrong with the original mixup of “Set It Off,” by Strafe (Just Born), as great a piece of left-field street music as “Heartbeat” or “Beat Bop,” and no, it doesn’t sound remotely like either, or like anything else you can think of.