Fad Gadget - Back to Nature (1979, UK, electronic/new wave) 
Tuesday, October 31, 2006, 06:27 PM - Music, - UK, English
His first and best single.



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Group 1850 - Mother Nohead @ van Oekel's Discohoek (1975, NL, psychedelic) 
Monday, October 30, 2006, 06:11 PM - Music, - NL, Fun, English, Nederlands
This is a late appearance of Group 1850 on Dutch television.
I don't think the Group really existed at that time. It is Peter Sjardin who is playbacking, but the rest are invited friends I suppose.

Van Oekel's Discohoek was a persiflage on other popular music programs, presented by Sjef van Oekel, who couldn't learn a single line by heart. Therefor he always hold papers with the text in his hand. The writer of the show, Wim T Schippers, exploited this: if Sjef anyway had to read his text from paper, why care for easy to remember lines? So there was no limit in the absurdness of the script.



Group 1850 was not so popular in the Netherlands, I remember a concert where there were not even 10 paying visitors. Instead of doing their normal show they invited the audience on the stage to play with them. I didn't dare...

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Tom Dissevelt, Kid Baltan - Song of the second moon (1967, NL, electronic) 
Sunday, October 29, 2006, 06:15 PM - Music, - NL, English
Although the single 'Song of the Second Moon' is from 1957 (!) this lp was released in 1967 in Europe. My version has the titles of the USA release of 1968. Dick Raaijmakers who worked as engineer at the Philips NatLab may not use his real name, because he was just a Philips employee, so he used the reverse of his nickname natlaB diK: Kid Baltan.
He and Tom Dissevelt really were electronic pioneers, they did everything with tone generators and tapes, no keyboards were used.
A lot of their work is released on a Basta 4cd box, a beautiful box with lots of information. The complete tape music of Dick Raaijmakers is also available on Basta.



Side one:
1 Song of the Second Moon (KB 1957) [2:49]
2 Moon Maid (TD 1959 orig.title: Drifting) [3:10]
3 The Ray Makers (KB 1960 orig.title: Mechanical Motions) [7:18]
4 The Visitor from Inner Space (TD 1959 orig.title: Vibration) [3:05]

Side two:
1 Sonik Re-Entry (TD 1958 orig.title: Whirling) [2:33]
2 Orbit Aurora (TD 1958 orig.title: Syncopation) [2:58]
3 Twilight Ozone (TD 1961 orig.title: Intersection) [5:24]
4 Pianoforte (KB 1960) [4:55]

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Aktien Gesellschaft A.G. - Park Television (1993, NL, electronic/computer) 
Saturday, October 28, 2006, 06:13 PM - Music, - NL, English
The first 10 years P.A.R.K.4DTV broadcasts started with a leader made by Maarten Ploeg. It was completely made on the Amiga in Amos (with that programming language you could easily exploit all the audio and video capacities of the Amiga).
In 1993 we made a record of the tune, it was very difficult to find a company that still could make vinyl singles. Maarten used 'Aktien Gesellschaft A.G.' as alias.



Nowadays the P.A.R.K. leader tune is made by Berend Dubbe of Bauer and Persijn Broersen made the visuals.
Bauer also performs the 18th of November in the Verkadefabriek in Den Bosch with a small ensemble. Go see it if you can!

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Soviet Sex - Tokyo (1981-1997, NL, electronic/punk rock) 
Friday, October 27, 2006, 07:32 PM - Music, - NL, English
There are two kinds of Soviet Sex, one with drum machine from 1981 and one with Ellen ten Damme, 1997.
In this post I included one song from a 'Vinyl flexi' (1981, electronic) and two songs from a cd single (1997, punk rock). With a voting campaign, we got that in the Tros Top 50.


Soviet Sex 1981


Soviet Sex 1997

In both versions Maarten Ploeg was the main song writer and singer of the band, his brother Rogier played guitar and Peter Klashorst bass.
Maarten was also member of PARK 4DTV and the first years it was his signature tune that was used (see tomorrows post).

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Chris and Cosey - Night Shift (1982, UK, electronic) 
Thursday, October 26, 2006, 06:03 PM - Music, - UK, English
Chris and Cosey were part of Throbbing Gristle, together with Peter Christopherson and Genesis P-Orridge.
I catched a glimpse of the latter when I was performing with Raudio for le Placard in the basement of Paradiso, Amsterdam, two weeks ago; Psychic TV was playing on the main stage.



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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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