Gil Trythall - Country Moog (1970, US, electronic/country) 
Wednesday, October 25, 2006, 06:17 PM - Music, - US, English
It was Berend Dubbe of Bauer who draw my attention to Switched on Nashville.
According to him this is gabber country.
Very funny and it's amazing how Mr. Trythall could make these sounds with a Moog synthesizer.



By the way, Bauer does a concert with the Metropole Orchestra in Paradiso, Amsterdam, on the 14th of November. If you have the chance, go and see them, they are superb. From an earlier performance you can watch the video's Blissfully Up and I'm No Prototype on YouTube.

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Mechanical Man (1978, US, electronic/new wave) 
Monday, October 23, 2006, 06:11 PM - Music, - US, English
Mechanical Man really is Devo.
I think these are demo sessions, maybe even a real release of Mechanical Man before they called themselves Devo.
And put on the market with a cheap sleeve that says Devo when they became well known.
A collectors item these days



1 - Mechanical Man
2 - Blockhead
3 - Blackout
4 - Auto-modown

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Christopher Scott - Switched-on Bacharach (1969, US, popular electronic) 
Saturday, October 21, 2006, 09:35 AM - Music, - US, English
After the huge success of Walter Carlos with Switched-on Bach, a lot of Switched-on albums were produced. Finally there was an idea what to do with that expensive Moog toy. Here is one with a wink to the original.



In Japan this lp is re-issued on cd.

Side one:
1 The look of love
2 Alfie
3 Walk on by
4 This guy's in love with you
5 Wives and lovers

Side two:
1 Do you know the way to San Jose
2 What the world needs now is love
3 I say a little prayer
4 The April fools
5 What's new pussycat

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Electronic Concept Orchestra - Moog Groove (1967, US, electronic) 
Sunday, October 8, 2006, 04:30 PM - Music, - US, English
The Electronic Concept Orchestra made three albums: Moog Groove, Cinemoog and Electric Love. All containing Moog versions of popular songs. I got Moog Groove from Feddo (thanks), my mate in old psychedelic music. It is a pressing from 1969.
I think The Electronic Concept Orchestra was not a real orchestra, it was Robin McBride as director, Eddie Higgins on Moog and other keyboards and a bunch of studio musicians.



My lp is a bit scratchy and the noise reduction software works more on the synthesizer than on the clicks. So I post mp3's that I've downloaded a while ago.

Side one:
1 Aquarius
2 Oh Happy Day
3 Hey Jude
4 Both Sides Now
5 Grazing In The Grass

Side two:
1 Feelin' Alright
2 Penny Lane
3 Atlantis
4 Rock Me
5 Windmills of Your Mind

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Vpro Piknik (1970/71, Hippie music) 
Friday, September 29, 2006, 09:04 PM - Music, - NL, - UK, - US, English
Today no electronic record.

I stumbled upon a self made double cd with music from the dutch television programs called Piknik (1970) and Campus (1971).
It was broadcasted live by the alternative television organization VPRO. Two bands played live every episode.

After 25 years the VPRO broadcasted some audio recordings again, there are no video recordings left. What I post are these audio recordings.
Information is still available on the VPRO site (in dutch).



1 - Traffic: John Barleycorn Must Die 6:24
16-7-70 Bio Vakantieoord, Bergen Aan Zee

2 - Michael Chapman: Mozart Lives Upstairs 5:27
16-7-70 Bio Vakantieoord, Bergen Aan Zee

3 - Sweet Smoke: Mirrors 7:29
13-8-70 Heidepark, Driebergen

4 - Ccc Inc: Midnight Special 8:02
13-8-70 Heidepark, Driebergen

5 - Cochese: The 59'th Street Bridge Song (Feelin' Groovy) 4:12
13-8-70 Heidepark, Driebergen

6 - Canned Heat: ? 1:58
10-9-70 (Last Piknik) Kasteel Groeneveld - Baarn

7 - Canned Heat: ? 5:02
8 - Canned Heat: Let's Work Together 4:01
Arcen (Campus)

9 - Richie Havens: Minstrel Came Down From God 3:51
10 - Richie Havens: Gonna Die Blues 3:41
De Promers, Naarden (Piknik)

11 - Cuby And The Blizzards: Night Train 3:44
12 - Cuby And The Blizzards: Five Long Years 6:28
13 - Cuby And The Blizzards: Simple Man 7:28
Camping Stania State, Unkerke (Friesland)

14 - Brainbox: Mobilea 5:21
15 - Brainbox: Baby What You Want Me To Do 4:27
1-7-71 (1st Campus)

16 - Slade: Hear Me Calling 4:40
17 - Slade: Know Who You Are, Know Where You're Going To 3:17
18 - Slade: Sweet Little Rock & Roller 2:48
19 - Slade: Know Who You Are,Sweet Box 6:59
20 - Slade: Get Down & Get With It 4:30
1-7-70 Dijkschatsbos, Wieringerwerf

21 - Dr. John: Gris Gris 14:54
22 - Dr. John: I Walking On Guilded Splinters 8:12
23 - Dr. John: Mama Roux 4:38
2-7-70 Ruïne Van Brederode, Velsen

24 - Sly & the Family Stone: Thank You For Letting Me Be Myself 5:59
10-9-70 (Last Piknik) Kasteel Groeneveld, Baarn

25 - Slade: Born To Be Wild 1:00
Only the beginning, 1-7-70 Dijkschatsbos, Wieringerwerf

You can hear some more of Sly & the Family Stone and Dr. John's performance in a Real Audio stream on the 3 voor 12 site.

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Gershon Kingsley - Pop Corn (1969, US, electronic) 
Thursday, September 28, 2006, 04:21 PM - Music, - US, English
This was the original one, still available on the cd "Music to Moog by".



Gershon Kingsley recorded it in 1969, but only after three years it became a huge hit, not in his version but in the versions of Hot Butter and the Popcorn Makers, that sounded much like the re-recording of Kingsley, done with his First Moog Quartet.

It is covered a lot of times, you can find a list of all versions at popcorn-song.com.
I included three covers in the post.
One by Klaus Wunderlich as part of a medley with Apache and Corn-Flakes. (not my rip)
An other one is a version by James Last. (not my rip)
And the last one a cover by Gershon Kingsley himself, done on a Groovebox in 2000, on the sampler 'At home with the Groovebox', a beautiful relaxed version.

Kingsley is most well known in his collaboration with Jean-Jacques Perrey with the albums 'The In Sound From Way Out' (1966) and 'Kaleidoscopic Vibrations' (1967).

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