Space - Carry on, Turn me on (1977, FR, electronic/disco) 
Tuesday, October 17, 2006, 11:50 PM - Music, - FR, English
Another commercial electronic record.
Space is mainly Didier Marouani and better known for their hit Magic Fly.
You can see the video of that song on http://www.space.tm.fr/videos-en.php with in the background the alpha version of Winamps Milkdrop visualization.
The cover is a still from this video.



Watch the drummer impersonating a rhythm box.
See the stand up synthesizer bully.

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Pinker Tone - Louie Louie (1982, electronic/synth pop) 
Monday, October 16, 2006, 05:32 PM - Music, - ??, English
Nothing is known about Pinker Tone, the more is known about the song.
You can read everything you never wanted to know about Louie Louie and were afraid to ask at The Louie Louie Pages.



I don't think Pinker Tone has anything to do with the Spanish band The Pinker Tones.

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Supersister - Live in Baarn & Meerlo (1971/1972, NL, Canterbury)  
Sunday, October 15, 2006, 07:28 PM - Music, - NL, English
Again not electronic, but a self made cd. This time with live recordings of Supersister, made by Dutch broadcast company VPRO. Some singles are also included.

Two recordings are made at Midsummer Pop Festival in the village of Meerlo, Limburg, the south of the Netherlands. A small two days and a night festival, with all Dutch bands except for one unknown English act: Genesis. Great show.
Oh yeah, and there was Nico, she sung in the middle of the night, so I couldn't sleep.



The major and brass band of Meerlo opened the festival, the boy scouts did the entrance, the horse club the surveillance and the dog shit on my sleeping bag. All very innocent, you could buy all kind of drugs (including cocaine and heroine) all over the place. The festival had to stop halfway the second day because of the heavy rain and thunder.
In Venlo 2001, they showed a documentary of this festival, here you can read about it (in Dutch).



The photos on the cover are taken on another gig Supersister did in 1971 in the Youth Centre S61 in Roermond (also in Limburg, guess where I come from). I don't remember who made them. I developed the negatives and glued some test prints in my school agenda.

UPDATE:
I found a photo negative where I wrote 'Supersister 9 april 1972, photographer: Tabe Jorritsma'

1 - Introduction (Live Baarn 1971)
2 - Present from Nancy (Live Baarn 1971)
3 - A girl named You (Live Baarn 1971)
4 - Judy goes on Holiday (Live Meerlo 1972)
5 - Radio (Live Meerlo 1972)
6 - A girl named You (7" version)
7 - Missing Link
8 - No tree will grow (7" version)
9 - Dead dog
10 - Wow (7" studio version)
11 - Drs. D
12 - Bagoas (7" version)
13 - Memories are new (1974 7" version)
14 - Coconut Woman (with Los Alegros)
15 - Here comes the doctor (with Los Alegros)

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Phew - Finale (1980, JP, electronic) 
Saturday, October 14, 2006, 09:48 AM - Music, - JP, English
Maybe you thought my other posts were weird.
Listen to this!
Phews first solo single, produced by Ryuichi Sakamoto.
An 8 on the White Noise Scale.



Later she made a self titled lp with Conny Plank, producer of the first and only excellent lp of the Eurythmics, and Can members Holger Czukay and Jaki Liebezeit.
In 1992 she made a cd ('Our Likeness' on Mute, cd stumm 96) with Alexander Hacke (yes, the one of P1/E), Christian Haas (DAF, Liaisons Dangereuses), Thomas Stern (Crime + the City Solution) and again Jaki Liebezeit.

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Maarten (van der) Ploeg (1958, Arnhem – † 19 februari 2004) 
Thursday, October 12, 2006, 06:26 PM - Personal, English
How careless can one be?
In April 2006 there was an exhibition of Maarten Ploeg's work that he gave to friends. They asked me too, but I couldn't remember Maarten ever gave me one of his works.
And now, between all kind of boxes, I saw a red map with this inside.



In the catalogue of the exhibition, I saw that he gave the same computer print 'self-portrait' to Arnold Weel in 1992. I got mine in 1996 on my birthday.
I am careless, but he was too: he misspelled my initials. ;-)

Here is a photo of Maarten after he fell from his bike on the way buying champaign in honour of the birth of his brothers first child.



Photo of the opening of the exhibition "De Gaven van Maarten Ploeg" in Arti:


P1/E - 49 Second Romance (1980, DE, electronic/new wave) 
Thursday, October 12, 2006, 05:34 PM - Music, - DE, English
German band with Alexander Hacke alias Alexander Von Borsig (Mekanik Destruktiw Komandoh, Sprung Aus Den Wolken and early member of Einstürzende Neubauten).
Amazing how many of yesterdays small bands have websites nowadays.
Here is a list of all publications of the two songs on this single.



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Rexy - Don't turn me away (1979, UK, electronic/new wave) 
Wednesday, October 11, 2006, 10:30 PM - Music, - UK, English
I have not much to say about this. The a-side is highly recommended. Listen for yourself.
Vic Martin plays the keyboards, he also played in the Eurythmics and with Gary Moore.



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I also have the lp, so if there are enough requests I'll post it.
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