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Category: Carry On Synthpop (page 2 of 3)

Carry On Synthpop: TEC’s Glossary Of Terms

The music business and journalism in general is spattered with assorted jargon, terminology and buzz words. Even The Electricity Club has taken to introducing some of its own language with a handshake, big smile, good guy profile. So to clarify exactly we and other blogs are possibly going on about, please find here listed, a glossary of terms with The Electricity Club’s not always entirely serious definitions for the amusement of our readers and casual observers alike ;) More Inside ›

Carry On Synthpop: TEC’s RULES OF BEING A MUSICIAN OR DJ

K-OnAre you a budding musician or DJ? There are some simple rules to adhere to. Based on true events experienced by The Electricity Club from involvement in websites, events and gigs over the years, here is a light hearted look at how following some basic steps could help your musical career prosper... With special thanks to The Mystery Musicians for their additional input ;-) More Inside ›

Carry On Synthpop: Vinyl Justice

'The Adam and Joe Show’ was a Channel 4 comedy programme, written and presented by Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish which ran for four series between 1996 and 2001. Featuring a variety of school boy minded antics and sketches, most weeks would see Adam and Joe recreating a popular film or TV show using cuddly toys or ‘Star Wars’ action figures. But another regular feature was ‘Vinyl Justice’ where Buxton and Cornish would visit various rock stars’ homes to search for criminal records in their possession. On one particular week in 1997, Buxton and Cornish knocked on the door of GARY NUMAN. More Inside ›

Carry On Synthpop: Star Wars In Their Eyes

‘The Adam and Joe Show’ was a Channel 4 comedy programme, written and presented by Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish which ran for four series between 1996 and 2001 featuring a variety of school boy minded antics and sketches. Adam and Joe also used ‘Star Wars’ action figures to parody mainstream British TV shows. One of the best was ‘Star Wars In Their Eyes’, a send-up of pre-X Factor karaoke talent show ‘Stars In Their Eyes’. With host Chewbacca as Matt-Chew Kelly, characters such as Hammerhead and Darth Vader impersonate their favourite pop stars but best of all are R2-D2 and C-3PO who rather amusingly and appropriately appear as the PET SHOP DROIDS!! More Inside ›

Carry On Synthpop: A Fan Reacts to DEPECHE MODE’s Paris Press Conference

When DEPECHE MODE announced at a much hyped press conference in Paris that they were to release a new album and tour in 2013, many fans watching the live stream were feeling they were missing something…in fact, they were! Neither the name of the album, tour or even the song that was previewed were announced. This rather bizarre episode sent DEPECHE MODE fans into overdrive with one disillusioned but loyal fan making their views plain. More Inside ›

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