Bands that Use Moog

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Re: Bands that Use Moog

Post by Just Me » Sun Jan 09, 2011 8:18 pm

Medusal Obligation (shameless plug) uses Voyager and too many Foogers.
I haven't read the ENTIRE thread so I'll add
King Crimson
Tonto's Expanding head band
Gershon Kingsley (You know, they guy who wrote Popcorn.) He had a Moog quartet of modulars!
JMJ
Tim Blake
The Camarata Contemporary Chamber Orchestra
Flight
Wally Badarou
Steve Hillage
Lucifer/Mort Garson
CPIC (Sear Electronic Music Productions,Inc)

You should look up some Wally Badarou and Mort Garson stuff. Pretty tasty.
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Re: Bands that Use Moog

Post by Wesley » Mon Jan 10, 2011 6:47 pm

I have before me two obscure LPs: "Moog Plays the Beatles" by Marty Gold (AvcoEmbassy AVE33003) and "The Age of Electronicus" by Dick Hyman (ABC-Command stereo 946-S). Both have several Moog Modular pictures. Programming for both albums was by Walter Sear. For the ARP 2600 lovers (oops), I have Joseph Byrd's "A Christmas Yet to Come."

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Re: Bands that Use Moog

Post by Filipe » Sat Jan 15, 2011 5:28 am

Just Me wrote: You should look up some Wally Badarou and Mort Garson stuff. Pretty tasty.
I listened to Wally Badarou's music recently. Voices, Keys, Mambo, Hi life, Canyon, Endless race. I found the music very original and entertaining, with light arrangements, they add notes only when they should, the right stuff! I brought the cds to my car and I am very pleased with the music. Thanks for the suggestion. I will look into Mort Garson stuff now.

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Re: Bands that Use Moog

Post by glide » Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:46 am

Genesis - Polymoog (And Then There Were Three)

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Re: Bands that Use Moog

Post by EricK » Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:05 am

Some things I've seen on various television shows recently:

Heart-Voyager
Black Eyed Peas-Phatty
Ceelo Green-Voyager
Robert Plant- Model D
White Stripes- Phatty



I think alot of the more modern bands, I see more Phatties than Voyagers.
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Re: Bands that Use Moog

Post by glide » Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:17 am

EricK wrote: I think alot of the more modern bands, I see more Phatties than Voyagers.
Perhaps thy don't want to carry their Precious Voyagers and break out in a cold sweat after finding the roadie slipped :evil:

...also:

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Apparat
Cascada
and also an old german ELP clone called 'Triumvirat' :wink:

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Re: Bands that Use Moog

Post by Filipe » Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:47 am

Mart Garson's music - ecleticist fresco of delightful phrasing and sound effects, featuring lots of Moog. Made me revisit psychedelia. I am eager to learn more about this intriguing character.

more bands:

Franz Ferdinand
The Doors (Strange Days)
Snap

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Re: Bands that Use Moog

Post by glide » Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:35 pm

Jean Michel Jarre!

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Re: Bands that Use Moog

Post by Filipe » Mon Jan 24, 2011 6:55 am

glide wrote:Jean Michel Jarre!
More interestingly imho, Maurice Jarre (although initially he considered the synth as just another orquestra timbre).

Vangelis Papathanassiou...

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Re: Bands that Use Moog

Post by glide » Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:51 pm

Morcheeba

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Re: Bands that Use Moog

Post by Filipe » Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:05 am

I could not find the name of the keyboard player, but in Cyndi Lauper's band All through the night (Live in Paris, 1987) there is a memorable MemoryMoog solo.
Although it is a curtis-based machine, it still retained some of the moogyness in its sound. There are other synths around the stage (DX7, Roland). Moog polyphonic strength was also its weakness sometimes: it speaks above everything else. Hard to mix with voice, even with some syrup on its settings.
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Re: Bands that Use Moog

Post by glide » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:26 am

Filipe wrote:I could not find the name of the keyboard player, but in Cyndi Lauper's band All through the night (Live in Paris, 1987) there is a memorable
I do not know the name of the performer either, I just know that the portamento patch was originally played by Peter Wood.

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Re: Bands that Use Moog

Post by Filipe » Sun Jan 30, 2011 2:16 pm

Other notable uses of the MemoryMoog include

Herbie Hancock - "Future Shock"
Level 42 - "Standing in the Light"
Jan Hammer - Miami Vice television series (e.g. Crocket's Theme)

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Re: Bands that Use Moog

Post by glide » Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:36 am

Steps Ahead
George Duke ( "Thief In The Night" )
The Cars
Rita Lee
Extreme
There is a well presented (but not so complete) list here:

http://rateyourmusic.com/lists/list_vie ... 25&start=0

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Re: Bands that Use Moog

Post by jamezdd73 » Wed Feb 16, 2011 4:22 am

glide wrote:PHISH is great!

Also,

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ColdPlay
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Man, don't even mention Coldplay! They use a voyager solely as a midi controller (at least when it comes to live performance)! It's disgraceful! (I don't mind a bit of Coldplay from time to time though).
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