Sy Mann - Switched On Santa! (1970, US, electronic) 
Wednesday, December 6, 2006, 06:33 PM - Music, - US, Fun, English
I know, this lp pops up everywhere these days.
But I digitized it last week, so I share it now. In the Netherlands you don't do any christmas things before 'Sinterklaas' (a Santa Claus look alike), the 6th of December.



Sy Mann did the arrangements, Jean Jacques Perrey the engeneering and the posing on the cover.

Side one:
1 Rudolph The Red-nosed Reindeer [2:13]
2 Jingle Bells [1:43]
3 Santa Claus Is Coming To Town [2:02]
4 Tijuana Christmas [1:59]
5 My Favorite Things [2:24]
6 The Little Drummer Boy [2:38]

Side two:
1 Christmas Bells [1:51]
2 White Christmas [2:50]
3 Joy To The World [1:04]
4 When Christmas Comes [2:30]
5 Angels We Have Heard On High [1:43]
6 Silent Night [2:07]
7 What Child Is This [2:05]

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Tuxedomoon - Scream with a view (1979, US, new wave/electronic) 
Sunday, November 26, 2006, 06:40 PM - Music, - US, English
I always liked this second 12" (and 4th release) from Tuxedomoon and it gets a 6 on the White Noise Scale. I saw Tuxedomoon again last year and they were exactly the same as 25 years ago, including the (nowadays) lame light show. No fun anymore.



a1 Nervous Guy [4:00]
a2 Where Interests Lie [5:05]
b1 (Special Treatment For The) Family Man [5:05]
b2 Midnite Stroll [3:17]

See also my other post of Tuxedomoon.

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The Scientific Americans - Beyond Fiscal Distress (1980, US, new wave/dub) 
Thursday, November 23, 2006, 06:05 PM - Music, - US, English
A 'Killing Joke - Nervous System' like concept. A 9" flexi-disk in a kind of envelope with a lot of artwork. All included in this post.
The music has a dub like Jah Wobble and a hysteria voice like Devo.
Here is a web page about the band. Made by one of its members.

And here you can find another ep 'Beyond Rational Thought' of them.



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Tuxedomoon - What use (1980, US, new wave) 
Thursday, November 16, 2006, 06:06 PM - Music, - US, English
What I can see on www.berlinwerk.de the 5th release of Tuxedomoon. 'What use?' is taken from their album 'Half mute'. 'Crash' is beautiful music to watch beltways by and recorded with a little help from members of The Sleepers.



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Gil Trythall - Nashville Gold (1972, US, electronic/country) 
Tuesday, November 14, 2006, 11:44 PM - Music, - US, English
The second lp of Trythall with electronic country music from 1972.
Pay special attention to 'Nashville Moog', which is a kind of manual how to use a Moog in country music.
See also my post of Country Moog.



Side one:
1 Wichita Lineman
2 Martha White Theme
3 I Can't Stop Loving You
4 King Of The Road
5 Tennessee Waltz
6 Nashville Moog

Side two:
1 Polk Salad Annie
2 Ode To Billie Joe
3 Honey
4 Kansas City
5 Mockin' Bird Hill

Available on cd in Japan.

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(download links may not work with translated pages, for downloading go to the original site)

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 2006. 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


This image is used on Wikipedia

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

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