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RIP Dr Bob Moog

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Sadly Dr Robert Moog died yesterday afternoon after suffering from cancer. Quite possibly one of the most influential non musicians to play the role in the development of music in the 20th century.Brian Eno, David Bowie, disco and every single electronic artist would be nothing without him and only Leo Fender did more for music.
22nd Aug 2005, 14:33   | tags:

Euphro says:

Sad news :(

22nd Aug 2005, 14:42

seaneeboy says:

Much applause to him.

22nd Aug 2005, 14:44

alexis says:

My first thought : damn... shame..
My second thought: fsck... now if I want something vintage, I'll have to pay even more.

I feel like a bad person for having that second thought. : x

He's really done loads of amazing stuff. I'm particularly glad about his work on the theremin (though it was mostly perfect to begin with, I don't think you'd see as many modern bands using it without the stuff he did.). (always wanted to learn to play that. will eventually get around to it.)

22nd Aug 2005, 14:59

spinboy says:

Well I'm sure Alison Goldfrapp wouldn't be able to do the dirty things she does with her theremin without his work.

I can't look at one without thinking of her these days. Dirty, dirty, dirty girl.

22nd Aug 2005, 15:03

alexis says:

uh oh... I've neglected goldfrapp on a visual level. is there a music video out there I should look for when I get home?

22nd Aug 2005, 15:40

spinboy says:

The one to watch is the Live in London DVD. One of the last tracks has some X-rated theremin action.

How she could do that with her mum in the crowd I don't know.

22nd Aug 2005, 15:47

alexis says:

0.o thank you.

22nd Aug 2005, 15:57

teflon says:

Damn. I've just found out that there's a live Goldfrapp PA in Virgin Megastore on Oxford Street tonight. It's free. But all the tickets have gone.

22nd Aug 2005, 16:24

bronxelf says:

oh crap. today is just shit all over.

*sigh*

22nd Aug 2005, 18:20

Rich says:

Think you're a bit too far away to reach the PA anyway, Belf.

Sigh. Terrible shame, but thank Impersonal Forces that he gave such fantastic sounds to the world. Thinking about it, about 70% of my record collection has Moog synths burbling away on them. Gotta love that sound.

22nd Aug 2005, 18:36

bronxelf says:

Rich-didn't care about the PA. Just about Bob Moog dying.

Just :( all the way round.

22nd Aug 2005, 18:39

alfie says:

"It's true"

care to back that up son? :)

25th Aug 2005, 17:17

spinboy says:

The man himself pronounced it that way.

I really with I had gone to that talk he gave last year in Glasgow. Kinda feels like it would have been worth the twevle quid it cost.

25th Aug 2005, 17:18

bronxelf says:

*raises mitten*

I will also attest to the pronounciation of Moog. Met him years ago when I was still going to Berklee for that useless deggre.

25th Aug 2005, 17:52

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