Transvolta - Disco-Computer (1978, BE, electronic/disco) 
Tuesday, October 3, 2006, 11:46 PM - Music, - BE, English
This was the prediction of the Groovebox.
Nice mechanic disco tune with vocoder.
Transvolta actually is Dan Lacksman of Belgium band Telex.
Telex represented Belgium for the 1980 Eurovision Song Contest and immediately the organisation made a problem about the use of the vocoder.
This fuzz caused Telex not to use it. Instead of that they made a very lame show, ridiculing the glitter acts (Telex used confetti out of their pockets)



B-side is an extension of the same song.

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Passage - New Love Songs (1978, UK, electronic/new wave) 
Sunday, October 1, 2006, 01:25 PM - Music, - UK, English
Passage was a band from Manchester and produced the first years two 'concept singles': 'New Love Songs' and 'About Time'.
For the first one they were accused of sexism and, well, if you listen to the lyrics on 'Love Song' and you don't have humor, you can understand that.
Only '$lit Machine' of 'New Love Songs' is a bit electronic, and that e.p. I post, but all songs are very good.



Dick Witts - drums
Tony Friel - bass
Lorraine Hilton - keyboards

1 Love Song
2 Competition
3 $lit Machine
4 New Kind of Love

The record label 'Object Music' has a nice 60's style logo, you have to download the post to see it.

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........and the Native Hipsters - There goes Concorde again....... (1980, UK, electronic/weird) 
Saturday, September 30, 2006, 08:15 PM - Music, - UK, English
Very weird record.
I think most people find it irritating.
........and the Native Hipsters are Nanette Greenblatt and William Wilding.
Typical 'do it yourself', they even stamped the label themselves.



1 - There goes Concorde again........
2 - Stands, still the building
3 - I wanna be around (Paul)

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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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Goed gezien 
Friday, September 29, 2006, 08:14 AM - Nederlands

En het probleem is niet dat je tureluurs wordt van het staren naar zo'n klein schermpje?


Accenture: beperkte belangstelling mobiele TV
Televisie kijken op de mobiel is mogelijk, maar wllen [sic] mensen dat ook? Volgens een ondersoek [sic] dat Accenture hield onder 10.000 consumenten in de USA, het Verenigd Koninkrijk, Duitsland, Japan en vijf andere landen laat zien dat de belangstelling beperkt is. Het laat zien dat mensen filsm [sic] en shows liever op hun televisie zien dan op hun computer of mobiele telefoon. Kijkers zijn wel geïnteresseerd in alterbnatieve [sic] platformen om televisie te zien, maar slechts een derde zegt televisie op hun mobiel te willen zien. [...]
Volgens Accenture is een van de grootate [sic] problemen bij de acceptatie van nieuwe producten dat ze te ingewikkeld voor de consumenten zijn om te gebruiken.
De early adaptors zijn techofielen [sic] en hebben geen problemen ermee, maar zodra het brede publiek deze producten aanschaffen komen de problemen omdat ze de werking niet begrijpen, teleurgesteld zijn in de kwaliteit en mogelijkheden en een slechte klantendienst treffen bij problemen..


bron: Broadband TV Nieuws
(dit stukje had slechts 8 spelfouten, incl. "volgens een onderzoek ... laat zien" en "brede publiek ... aanschaffen". Heb ik nog iets over het hoofd gezien?)
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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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Anarchic System - Pop Corn (1972, FR, electronic) 
Wednesday, September 27, 2006, 06:12 PM - Music, - FR, English
A vocal version of this well known tune by Gershon Kingsley.
Tomorrow more about Pop Corn and Kingsley.

I bought this single for two euro in a little restaurant in Amsterdam: Latei. This a place at de Zeedijk 143 which not only is a restaurant, but also a second hand shop. Everything you see, including the furniture, you can buy.



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