Bands that Use Moog

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Bands that Use Moog

Post by Greg_S » Tue Aug 05, 2003 1:07 am



i really like the moog sound and have come across a bunch of bands and such that use them here's a few:

thursday-moog rogue; minimoog voyager

reggie and the full effect-moog prodigy

the anniversary-moog prodigy

the squish-moog rogue, moog prodigy, minimoog

amber brown vision-moog rogue

the get up kids-moog prodigy

the rentals-moog prodigy among others

hidden in plain view-moog rogue

madison-moog prodigy

*oh yeah and another add on, although its not moog. the band weezer used the electrocomp synth for a song. great analog sound!


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Post by Boeing 737-400 » Thu Aug 07, 2003 4:14 pm

I thought Gary Numan also used a Moog.

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Post by THM » Sat Aug 09, 2003 8:05 am

Yes he did. Some reviews say this about Numan: "A progenitor and imaginative practitioner of the Moog synthesizer, Numan employs both a mini-Moog and poly-Moog on Telekon, but unlike most of his contemporaries, Numan advanced his use of the synthesizer beyond mere showy, mindless electronic frippery. (...) The stark delicacy of Please Push No More features nothing more than Numan's robo-vox accompanied by soft Moog lines seeping over a deceptively simple piano arrangement (...)"

And if you want more recent groups: I saw The Prodigy live last year and Moloko even last month, and both were playing a MOOG Prodigy (listen to Moloko's latest single "Forever More" - I could be wrong but isn't that a real MOOG bass !?).
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Post by sir_dss » Sat Aug 09, 2003 5:50 pm

One incredible use of Moogs in a way not used very often in hardcore/grind/blast beat is:

Joey Karen of THE LOCUST. Lots of Moogerfoogers up there too. MF-102's.

Mike Patton Fantomas/Tomahawk/Mr. Bungle has a Voyager.

Obviously Kraftwerk

Just a few more...

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Post by sir_dss » Sat Aug 09, 2003 5:56 pm

...and the band who's influence made Moogs cool to have more than any other in the past 10 years: STEREOLAB.

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Other "big" bands

Post by ebg31 » Sun Aug 10, 2003 11:08 am

Who can forget the likes of Georgio Moroder (Donna Summer and Irine Kara), Emerson, Lake & Palmer and just about every encarnation of Yes.

There should also be some note of some groups best noted for their power balled hitlist: REO Speedwagon's Neal Doughty, TOTO's David Paich & Steve Porcaro and Chicago's Robert Lamm, Bill Champlin, James Pankow & Lee Loughnane. All of them, along with David Foster used one Moog synth, or another over the course of the 70's and 80's.
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Post by kidgloves2 » Mon Aug 11, 2003 12:07 pm

Doesn't Bill Laswell use Moogs?

Also, Anyone here have any of the "Dark Side of the Moog" CDs? I have one that is soo cool. It really showcases what the Moog is capable of.

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Post by james » Mon Aug 11, 2003 2:07 pm

I read somewhere that the sound track to "a clockwork orange" (the beethoven themes) was done with a modular moog.

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Post by daveh873 » Mon Aug 11, 2003 5:28 pm

this one goes to Greg... I saw the types of bands you listen to there and wanted to suggest "Motion City Soundtrack" and "The Reunion Show". MCS uses an old MG-1 and The Reunion Show uses a Prodigy (and they do some amazing stuff with it, i might add...). Definitely quality bands for anyone to check out though. You'll thank me later.

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Post by Smokey5100 » Mon Aug 11, 2003 7:23 pm

Bernie Worrel,Parliament Funkadelic,Dr.Dre,me!

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Post by Boeing 737-400 » Tue Aug 12, 2003 8:11 am

Depeche Mode.

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Post by Greg_S » Tue Aug 12, 2003 12:10 pm

daveh873 wrote:this one goes to Greg... I saw the types of bands you listen to there and wanted to suggest "Motion City Soundtrack" and "The Reunion Show". MCS uses an old MG-1 and The Reunion Show uses a Prodigy (and they do some amazing stuff with it, i might add...). Definitely quality bands for anyone to check out though. You'll thank me later.
yeah i know those bands also. mcs is currently touring w/ reggie adn reunion show toured w/ thursday at some time i believe.

*another thing: wendy carlos did some of the soundtrack for a clockwork orange using the big bad modular moog. another great album done by carlos is switched on bach. all these classical bach songs done on a modular.


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Post by donato » Tue Aug 12, 2003 2:38 pm

Air- Memorymoog and Minimoog (lots of MS-20 stuff on there too)

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Post by Rohtus » Tue Aug 12, 2003 3:54 pm

The Beatles

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Post by kidgloves2 » Tue Aug 12, 2003 4:56 pm

What records did the Beatles use them?

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