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World's First Electronic Pop Song

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posted on Jun, 20 2020 @ 07:12 PM
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In 1969 Gershon Kingsley recorded a song called "Popcorn" which became the first EDM song to hit the charts , two years later he released a second version under the name of The Popcorn Makers which became even successful on the charts.


Until this day the song popcorn still remains a popular EDM track at music festivals




posted on Jun, 20 2020 @ 07:35 PM
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Kingsley was German. They pioneered this stuff. I once heard a really slowed down version at a rave type party. Very cool.

This is also interesting:
Arguably the first "techno" hit song. Ive always been amazed at this tune. It blends so many weird ingredients.
A reggae-ish rhythm, one of the coolest bass lines ever...oh hell, let's just listen:




posted on Jun, 20 2020 @ 07:42 PM
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a reply to: Time4Nostalgia

That was a fun listen. The opening high arpeggios reminded me of Coast to Coast AMs theme music.



posted on Jun, 20 2020 @ 07:45 PM
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a reply to: DictionaryOfExcuses

Yes it does.



Giorgio Morodor "Chase"
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posted on Jun, 20 2020 @ 07:53 PM
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It's been years since I tuned into C2C. Hearing that music is making me feel nostalgic and it's even better without Snoory's voice on top of it!



posted on Jun, 20 2020 @ 08:44 PM
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a reply to: Time4Nostalgia
Yes! Love this track. Long live the Moog.



posted on Jun, 20 2020 @ 09:01 PM
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Love this version



posted on Jun, 20 2020 @ 10:04 PM
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a reply to: Time4Nostalgia

Not my favorite tune,
but it is a pretty funny tune.
I still listen to "Switched on Bach"
now and then. Incredible.

I will never sell my Moog.

S&F



posted on Jun, 20 2020 @ 10:34 PM
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a reply to: ManSizedSquirrel




Long live the Moog.





Need a full time techie to make sure it stays alive, oscillator drift and all that



posted on Jun, 20 2020 @ 10:38 PM
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a reply to: Wildmanimal

I'll never sell my Arturia Matrixbrute. Couldn't afford a Moog in the 70's. A few years ago I got the Matrix....the power for buck value surpasses anything moog came up with.




posted on Jun, 20 2020 @ 10:42 PM
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posted on Jun, 20 2020 @ 10:52 PM
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a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight

Another huge Led Zep sound - thanks to moog


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posted on Jun, 21 2020 @ 12:06 AM
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a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight

I met Keith at a Moogfest in NYC.
They invited me to sit at their table.
He signed a copy of "Analog Days"(book about Moog,Buchla,Arp),
while we chewed the fat.

He had his Modular Moog there at the show.
I was stunned that he let me try it out.
Ha, that video clip you posted was the exact Moogfest.
He was using the latest Korg after the triton as well.
it is on the top of his rack.

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posted on Jun, 21 2020 @ 12:15 AM
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a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight

Good stuff! Matrixbrute!
Is there an Arturia drum machine that you recommend?
I heard that they are fun to work with.
I went to a Charity Gig some years back that
Adrienne Belew was doing.
Some young dude got up on a Arturia and kicked ass.
I was amazed at how good it sounded.
I'm just lucky to have one of Bob's Moogs,
and am partial to it. Even though I am not playing much
these days. It has become a family heirloom.

Stay in the Light



posted on Jun, 21 2020 @ 12:30 AM
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a reply to: TheConstruKctionofLight

That is a powerful Synth!
Amazing modulation abilities.
Track sounds very similar to
John Paul Jones "In the light" intro.
I think he used the Synthi VCS3 with a delay
on that track. But the Minimoog can easily
do that sound as well. Beautiful!

Good stuff! Thanks!

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posted on Jun, 21 2020 @ 12:32 AM
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a reply to: Time4Nostalgia

Man, I almost forgot that tune existed!

S&F!
🤙🏻




posted on Jun, 21 2020 @ 12:33 AM
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originally posted by: ManSizedSquirrel
a reply to: Time4Nostalgia
Yes! Love this track. Long live the Moog.



🙌

Second,




posted on Jun, 21 2020 @ 01:28 AM
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a reply to: Wildmanimal

Lucky you - I'm so jealous.




posted on Jun, 21 2020 @ 01:33 AM
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I've been out of touch with drum machines. You heard Adrian Belew???

My concert highlights are Yes in Perth - I think about 15 years ago.

My favourite was when I had my 1st European trip in 1982 and I noticed that ASIA were playing in Milano - my cousin grabbed 2 tickets for us within 2 hours and I was gobsmacked Steve Howe Carl Palmer!!!!!



posted on Jun, 21 2020 @ 01:44 AM
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a reply to: Wildmanimal

forum.vintagesynth.com...


The lead sound can be approximated on an analog modelling synth (or analog monosynth) using:

square waves
lowpass filter with cutoff set around 8 and resonance tweaked between 4 and 6
mono + legato mode (if you're using an analog modelling polysynth)
portamento set between 10 and 15
pitch bend set to a full step
onboard (or outboard) delay effect settings of 40 and 40 (for both depth and time)




Pink Floyd used the EMS for On The Run I believe




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