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Old 11-26-2016, 08:06 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default A little Pioneering history:

For those who never studied the history of Electronic music may find this interesting.
Use of Electronic synthesizers dates back to the '60s.

One of the first groups to use the synthesizers was called Hot Butter, their hit Popcorn was a mix of analog synthesizers with standard instruments.

Here are two links you my find interesting:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_Butter

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moog_synthesizer

Anyone got some history to add, Please do!
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:09 AM   #2 (permalink)
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weren't the Doors and The Animals using Synthesizers back in the 60's?
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:13 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Probably, I'm sure there were quite a few.
I was more looking at the group(s) who's main instruments were synthesizers.
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:35 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Probably, I'm sure there were quite a few.
I was more looking at the group(s) who's main instruments were synthesizers.
Well, the Doors were definitely a band that used it as a main instrument. I don't know The Animals discography, I only know their classic/cover of Rising Sun. They definitely use a synth in that song.
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:55 AM   #5 (permalink)
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weren't the Doors and The Animals using Synthesizers back in the 60's?
Organ=\=synthesizer

I mean, technically tone wheel organs count but it's more correct to just call them organs.


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1969

EDIT: oh wait, Manzarek used one of these so that counts: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keyboard_bass
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Yes, I guess you could classify them in that category however, if you get down to the technical details, the orgiginal MOOG synthesizer is many steps above the basic organ.

Here is a link that describes it better than I ever could:

Organ - Synthesizer Wiki
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Old 11-27-2016, 10:14 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Here's a flashback to 1979 Euro Techno

The Droids - The Force
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Nice!, I wonder who was playing the instruments at the end of the video?
Thanks for the memory
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Nice!, I wonder who was playing the instruments at the end of the video?
No one, no one played anything. They were just putting on a show like all performers do.

Back then, everyone knew, but today, DJ's actually try to make people think they do stuff when all they really do is put in a CD and press the play button.

At least The Droids put on a better show than DJ's today that just play with disconnected DJ equipment while jumping in one spot and waving their arms in the air.

BTW, I noticed all early electronica was called Disco, but what came before Disco? Perhaps I'm not searching back far enough.
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Old 11-30-2016, 03:06 AM   #10 (permalink)
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Greetings Selective;

The question was rhetorical

My guess is it was played for the Disco genre but then was later put into it's own catagory? Kraftwerk was not considered Disco..
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