''Rapture'' was a rap song but with a downtown rock sort of twist. We loved rap. It was still very underground at that point, but the song went to the top of the charts. I’m told it was the first rap song to make number one and it was the first with its own original music. All the rap songs up to that point were done using rhythm tracks and licks from existing songs.'' - Debbie Harry
''When we first recorded ''Rapture'' it was slower. This was the first version. We decided to make it faster. The slower tape was just bass, drums and guitar doubling the bass, I don’t think much else. I took the tape to my home studio and added stuff, then Debbie and Fred Brathwaite did their vocals.'' - Chris Stein
''A lot of rappers have told me over the years that that was the first rap song that they ever heard, because rap really wasn’t on the radio in the beginning.'' - Debbie Harry
''THE STORY BEHIND THE SONG''
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