Category: Carry On Synthpop (page 1 of 3)
To celebrate 60 years of THE RADIOPHONIC WORKSHOP in Autumn 2017, members of the pioneering collective held a panel discussion at The British Library prior to an impressive concert at the venue.
Peter Howell (who was at the BBC between 1974–1997) mentioned how an old schools film he had made demonstrating the Fairlight CMI to children had been re-edited by a prankster into a YouTube video entitled ‘How Drum 'N' Bass Is Made’. Continue Reading ›
The Electricity Club has recently been gaining much enjoyment from a video which brutally satirises TRENT REZNOR and NINE INCH NAILS.
‘This is a Trent Reznor Song’ by FREDDY SCOTT hits the proverbial nail (sorry couldn’t resist it) on the head in deconstructing the various elements that make up a NIN song. What makes the song so successful is the attention to detail... Continue Reading ›
A hilarious animation satirising the Château d'Hérouville studio sessions for DAVID BOWIE’s legendary ‘Low’ album has been gaining traction on the internet.
Produced by The Brothers McLeod, the short film captures Bowie, Brian Eno and Tony Visconti recording the album’s lengthy doom laden instrumental ‘Warszawa’ using a witty script and authentic voice characterisations by comedian Adam Buxton, himself no stranger to sending up the music scene via ‘The Adam & Joe Show’. Continue Reading ›
Are you a budding music journalist or blogger? There are some simple rules to adhere to. Based on true events experienced by The Electricity Club from involvement in websites, fanzines and publications over the years, here is a light hearted look at how following some basic steps could help your writing career prosper, either online or in print.
Research your questions for an interview. This will help you not to ask the same stuff that's been printed over and over during the past however many years! Continue Reading ›
‘Look Around You’ was a BBC2 comedy series which parodied vintage schools TV programmes and shows such as ‘Tomorrow’s World’ which showcased new advances in science and technology.
The first series of eight 10-minute shorts was shown in 2002 while a second series of six 30-minute episodes broadcast in 2005. The first programme in Series 2 was entitled ‘Music 2000’ and featured a synth enthusiast named Synthesizer Patel. Continue Reading ›