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#Moog6Music - help build the Ultimate Moog Playlist

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Producer Will Producer Will | 10:37 UK time, Friday, 25 May 2012

 

Last Wednesday would have marked the 78th birthday of Dr Robert ‘Bob’ Moog – the man who revolutionized music with the invention of the Moog synthesizer.

This instrument was seized up the likes of The Beatles, The Doors, Stevie Wonder in the late 60s, but it was the introduction of the Mini Moog in 1970 which ushered in a new age for synthesized music. Thanks to its portability and price, it was seized upon by aspiring electronic musicians, paving the way for prog rockers like Yes, Tangerine Dream and synth pioneers Kraftwerk .

This week Google dedicated their homepage to the Moog, and with such an outpouring of analog synth love online this week, what better perfect subject to base a playlist on for this Sunday’s Now Playing on?

We want to hear your suggests for the ultimate Moog playlist. It could be:
* Pioneers of the Moog like those listed above or Emmerson Lake & Palmer, Wendy Carlos, Jan Hammer and Kraftwerk
* Current artists who wouldn’t be making music in the same way if it wasn’t for the Moog – we’re thinking The Chemical Brothers, Azari & III, Orbital and more
* Music from 1964, the year the first commercial Moog was made available which includes the Supremes, Roy Orbison and The Beach Boys
* And if you want, go on the Google Doodle which allows you to play with a Moog online and record your own track and send it to us – like Brett Domino

Get in touch with us in the usual ways – on Facebook, Tweet #Moog6Music, e-mail the team or drag a track into our collaborative Spotify Playlist.

And make sure you tune into 6 Music from 6pm on Sunday to hear the playlist with Tom Robinson.

 

Comments

  • Comment number 1.

    1. Emerson, Lake and Palmer, "Lucky Man"
    2. The Beatles, "Here Comes the Sun"
    3. Stevie Wonder, "Boogie On Reggae Woman" (funkiest bass line ever!)
    4. Herbie Hancock, "Chameleon"
    5. Walter/Wendy Carlos, the SWITCHED ON BACH album
    6. Tangerine Dream, "Phaedra"
    7. The Byrds, "Space Odyssey"
    8. Hot Butter, "Popcorn"
    9. Isao Tomita, "Firebird Suite"
    10. Emerson, Lake and Palmer, "Abaddon's Bolero"

  • Comment number 2.

    1. Kraftwerk, "Autobahn"
    2. Jan Hammer, "Darkness/Earth in Search of a Sun"
    3. Bernie Worrell (Parliment), "Flashlight"
    4. Hans Wurman "The Moog Strikes Bach"
    5. Dick Hyman, "MOOG: The Electric Eclectics Of Dick Hyman"
    6. George Duke, "Dukey Stick"
    7. Devo, "Whip It"
    8. Larry Fast, "Synergy"
    9. Gershon Kingsley, "Music to Moog By"
    10. Patrick Moraz, "I"
    11. Jean Michel Jarre, "Oxygene"
    12. Vangelis, "Albedo 0.39"
    13. Ken Soper, "Moment of Moog" --Composed by request of Moog Music to commemorate the first anniversary of Robert Moog's passing. Released on the Internet, August 21, 2006. http://soundcloud.com/b_d_c_f/moment-of-moog-2006

  • Comment number 3.

    "Tontos expanding head band" Please

  • Comment number 4.

    Moogie Wonderland by Stereolab

  • Comment number 5.

    S.O.S. by Abba
    Situation or Don't Go by Yazoo
    Tom Sawyer by Rush (mainly as I love the movie 'I Love You Man')
    Elegia by New Order
    Moog Ceremony by Sunn O))) & Julian Cope....

 

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