33.45.78 All Vinyl Radio Show
with Steve Fruitman
January 23, 2017

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Synthicated Music
Hour One: Hear this show now
Hour Two: Hear this show now
Hour One

1.    Plaid: Melifer (Plaid) 2016
2.   Wendy Carlos: Brandenburg Concerto, 3rd Movement (JS Bach) 1968
3.   Kensington Market: Cartoon (Gene Martynec / Bernie Finkelstein) 1969 *
4.   Silver Apples: Oscillations  (Dan Taylor / Simeon Coxe) 1968
5.   Wendy Carlos: Timesteps from Clockwork Orange (W Carlos) 1971
6.   The Who: Baba O’Riley (Pete Townsend) 1971
7.   George Harrison: Excerpt from No Time Or Space (George Harrison) 1969
8.   Alan Parsons Project: I Robot (Eric Woolfson / Alan Parsons) 1977
9.   Klaatu: Little Neutrino (Klaatu) 1976 *
10. FM: Slaughter In Robot Village (Martin Deller) - 1978 *
11.  Roxy Music: Trash 2 (Brian Ferry / Phil Manzanera) 1979
12.  Brian Eno: Task Force (Brian Eno) 1978
13.  Syrinx: Tillicum (John Mills-Cockell) 1971 *

CanCon = 31%

Hour Two

1.   John Mills-Cockell: See Stop Shuffle (John Mills-Cockell) 1973 *
2.   Chalk Circle: Superman (Meets The Man Of Steel) (Chalk Circle) 1986 *
3.   BB Gabor: Consumer (BB Gabor / Leon Stevenson) 1980 *
4.   Men Without Hats: The Safety Dance (Ivan Doroschuk) 1982 *
5.   Mitsou: Le Chinois (Jean-Pierre Isaac) 1988 *
6.   Cheri: Murphy’s Law (G Hung / D Joseph) 1982 *
7.   Nash The Slash: Dead Man’s Curve (Jan Berry / Roger Christian / Brian Wilson / Artie Kornfeld) 1980 *
8.   United Sounds Of Halosphere: Groove Train (Paul Rodriguez) 1996 *
9.   Emmerson, Lake and Palmer: Lucky Man (Greg Lake) 1970
10. Snakefinger’s Vestal Virgins: There’s No Justice In Life (Snakefinger) 1986
11.  Wilfred N & The Grown Men: The Man In The Moon (Wilfred Kazub) 1987 *
12.  Magazine: Definitive Gaze (Howard Devoto / John McGeogh) 1978
13.  Plaid: Yu Mountain (Plaid) 2016
14.  Twenty-Three Skidoo: Just Like Everybody (Terry / Tony / David) 1982

CanCon = 64%
Total Cancon = 48%

And Now for The Particulars:


Hour One

1. Plaid: Melifer (Plaid) 2016
The Digging Remedy: Warp Records – LP277B
London UK
Andy Turner and Ed Handley: electronics
Benet Walsh: flute, guitar
Produced by Plaid 2016
Mastered by Noel Summerville

Plaid released their first album in 1991. They’ve collaborated with various artists over the years, including Björk.

This is their 11th LP. It was given to me by Benet Walsh whom a met in a Ludlow pub called The Blue Boar in Shropshire. Walsh plays several instruments in various different bands, like Thistletown where he played bass. Also in an old time country band where he plays banjo. They play at The Velvet Underground in Toronto this Wednesday, January 25, as part of their 12 city North American tour.

2.   Walter Carlos: Brandenburg Concerto, 3rd Movement (JS Bach)
Switched-On Bach: Columbia Records – MS 7194
Pawtucket RI
Wendy (Walter) Carlos: Moog Synthesizer
Benjamin Folkman: programmer
Robert Moog: technical advisor
Produced by Wendy Carlos and Rachel Elkind for Trans-electronic Music Productions, Inc  1968
Recorded in New York City

Wendy Carlos b. November 14, 1939 (age 77) Pawtucket, Rhode Island

Switched-On Bach peaked on the Billboard chart at number 10 and topped its Classical Albums chart from 1969 to 1972. The album sold over one million copies by June 1974 and in 1986 became the second classical album in history to be certified Platinum by the RIAA. The album was recorded using a custom-built 8-track recording machine constructed by Carlos from components built by Ampex. At the time of release, the album was met with massive negative response from classical music purists, but appealed to the younger ‘hip’ audience. Canadian pianist Glenn Gould spoke highly of Switched-On Bach, saying: "The whole record, in fact, is one of the most startling achievements of the recording industry in this generation and certainly one of the great feats in the history of 'keyboard' performance".

In 1970, the album won three Grammy Awards: Best Classical Album, Best Classical Performance – Instrumental Soloist or Soloists (With or Without Orchestra), and Best Engineered Classical Recording.

3.   Kensington Market: Cartoon (Gene Martynec / Bernie Finkelstein) 1969 *
Aardvark: Warner Brothers WS-1790
Toronto ON
Alex Darou - bass
Jimmy Watson - drums
Gene Martynec keys, guitar, vocals
Keith McKie guitar, vocal
Luke Gibson guitar, vocal
John Mills-Cockell - moog
Produced by Felix Pappalardi - 1969
Remastered by Ted Carson at MusicLane Mastering

Greatly influenced by Switched-On Bach, Toronto-based Kensington Market were looking for new sounds for the sophomore album Aardvark. Their road manager, Bart Schoales, knew of a Toronto lad who was part of an avant garde collective known as Intersystems Experimental who were into mixed-media. His name was John Mills-Cockell and he played the Moog. He was thus invited to help the band record. Keith McKie is quoted as having said: The Moog was this huge monstrosity, with large, modular components and all kinds of plug-ins. It looked like one of those old telephone switchboards. Sometimes the sounds were absolutely gorgeous and almost impossible to describe – like angels dancing on a skating rink.”

Cockell’s $18,000 Moog made it’s rock n’ roll debut onstage at The Rockpile in Toronto before 900 fans but much of its effect was lost in poor sound quality. However the band opened for The Who two months later and everything sounded great. They went on to perform at the Toronto Pop Festival at Varsity Staduim before nearly 50,000 and dazzled with their new ‘secret weapon’.

4.   Silver Apples: Oscillations (Dan Taylor / Simeon Coxe) 1968
Silver Apples: Kapp Records KS 3562
New York City
Danny Taylor: drums, vocals
Simeon: the thing (the simeon), vocals
Produced by Barry Bryant 1968
Recorded by Don Van Gorden, New York City

Simeon Oliver Coxe III, 4 June 1938, in Knoxville, Tennessee

The Thing called a Simeon was made up of nine audio oscillators piled on top of each other and eighty-six manual controls to control lead, rhythm and bass pulses with hands, feet and elbows. Simeon devised a system of telegraph keys and pedals to control tonality and chord changes, and reportedly never learned to play traditional piano-styled keyboards or synthesizers.

Both players were in the Café Wha? (NYC) as house band The Overland Stage Electric Band and quit to form Silver Apples. Taylor was a drummer whose previous experience included playing with Jimi Hendrix
Their first gig as SA was before 30,000 fans in NY's Central Park. Taylors drumset included thirteen drums, five cymbals and other percussion instruments. Danny Taylor died on March 10, 2005 Kingston, NY of  heart attack. Simeon keeps doing Silver Apples gigs using original drum tracks of Taylor

5.   Wendy Carlos: Timesteps (W Carlos)
Clockwork Orange Soundtrack: Warner Brothers - 2573
Pawtucket RI
Wendy Carlos: Moog Synthesizer
Produced by Rachel Elkind 1971

This is an excerpt of Timesteps as used by Stanley Kubrick in the film. Carlos went on to release an entire album of works that were either used in the film (in their entirety) or considered for inclusion. (A Clockwork Orange: Wendy Carlos's Complete Original Score, first released in 1972 as Walter Carlos' Clockwork Orange).

Carlos also began reading A Clockwork Orange, and noticed that the opening themes reflected the feeling of the first chapters of the book. Thereafter the piece developed, in Carlos' own words, into "an autonomous composition with an uncanny affinity for 'clockwork'", the last word being Carlos' way of referring to the book. When the film version was announced Carlos and producer Rachel Elkind made a demonstration recording for Kubrick, who became interested and invited them to meet him in London.

6.   The Who: Baba O’Riley (Pete Townsend)
Who’s Next: Decca – DL 79182
London UK
Pete Townsend: guitar, Lowrey Berkshire Deluxe TBO-1 organ, piano, vocal
Keith Moon: drums
Roger Daltry: vocals
John Entwistle: bass
Dave Arbus: violin
Produced by The Who
Violin produced by Keith Moon
Recorded and mixed by Glyn Johns at Olympic Studios, London 1971

Townshend recorded a Lowrey Berkshire Deluxe TBO-1 organ using its marimba repeat feature as the backing track. This modal approach was inspired by the work of minimalist composer Terry Riley, one of the two people Townsend named the song after. The other was Meher Baba.

7.   George Harrison: Excerpt from No Time Or Space (George Harrison) 1969
Electronic Sound:  Zapple ST 3358
Liverpool UK
George Harrison, moog synthesizer
Bernie Krause, moog synthesizer
Produced by George Harrison 1969
Recorded in California in November 1968

This is what happened when George Harrison got his hands on a Moog. This was his second solo album (Wonderwall Music recorded and releaed a year earlier). It’s the second and final record released on the Beatles' short-lived Zapple Records label, a subsidiary of Apple Records.

Synthesist Bernie Krause pursued legal action against Harrison, claiming that "No Time Or Space" was essentially a recording of him demonstrating the Moog III to Harrison. Krause also claimed that the demonstration was recorded and released without his knowledge or consent. Krause's name was originally credited on the front cover under Harrison's, but it was painted over at Krause's insistence. Despite this, the words "Assisted by Bernie Krause" can still be read from under the silver ink on original LP pressings.

The music was performed on a Moog IIIc modular system which Harrison bought directly from Robert Moog. The synthesizer is still owned by the Harrison family

8.   Alan Parsons Project: I Robot (Eric Woolfson / Alan Parsons)
I Robot: Arista Records AL 7002
London UK
David Paton: bass
Stuart Tosh: percussion, drums
Ian Bairnson: electric guitars
Ian Bairnson, David Paton, Alan Parsons: acoustic guitars
Eric Woolfson, Duncan MacKay, Alan Parsons: keys
BJ Cold: steel
Eric Woolfson, Alan Parsons: Projectron and Vocoder
John Leach: Cimbalom and Kantele
Produced by Alan Parsons 1977
Recorded by Alan Parsons with Pat Stapley & Chris Blair at Abby Road Studios, December 1976 March 1977
Mastered by Chris Blair

9.   Klaatu: Little Neutrino (Klaatu)
3:47 E.S.T.: Daffodil Records 9216-10054
Toronto, ON
John Woloschuk
Dee Long
Terry Draper
Terry Brown
Produced by Terry Brown & Klaatu – 1976

10. FM: Slaughter In Robot Village (Martin Deller)
Black Noise: CBC / Passport Records 9167-9831
Nash The Slash, electric violins, mandolin, glockenspeil, effects
Cameron Hawkins: Synths, bass, piano
Martin Deller, drums, percussion, synths
Produced by Keith Whiting - 1978
Recorded by Mike Jones and Ed Stone at Sounds Interchange, Toronto

Nash The Slash:  b. James Jeffrey Plewman March 26, 1948 Toronto d. May
10, 2014 (aged 66) Toronto.

Started performing in the Toronto band Breathless in 1969 and eventually went on to form FM before leaving to go solo.

FM basically existed from 1976 to 1996 and at one time featuring violinist Ben Mink.

After appearing on the CBC TV variety show Who's New, FM were approached by the CBC to make an album, ultimately titled Black Noise, which the group presumed would be distributed in stores like a normal release. But the CBC chose to sell it by mail order, and only announced its availability during several radio shows. A mere 500 copies were pressed

11. Roxy Music: Trash 2 (Brian Ferry / Phil Manzanera)
45 Single bw Dance Away: ATCO Records - ATCO 7100
Newcastle upon Tyne/London, UK
Bryan Ferry – vocals, keyboards
Andy Mackay – oboe, saxophone
Phil Manzanera – electric guitar
Gary Tibbs – bass
Paul Carrack – keyboards
Paul Thompson – drums
Produced by Roxy Music 1979
Recorded by Rhett Davies

The original British release of the single Trash featured Trash 2 on the B side.
Dance Away was only released as a single in Canada bw Trash 2.

12. Brian Eno: Task Force (Brian Eno)
Music For Films: Editions EG – EGED 105
Woodbridge, Suffolk,  UK
Brian Eno: synths
Produced by Brian Eno 1978

Originally released as a limited-edition (five hundred copies) LP in 1976 which was sent to a selection of filmmakers for possible inclusion in their work. This from the formal release in 1978 on the matt cover.

13. Syrinx: Tillicum (John Mills-Cockell) 1971 *
Long Lost Relative: True North Records TNX 5
Toronto ON
John Mills-Cockell, moog synthesizer, piano, organ
Doug Pringle, sax
Alan Wells, hand drums, percussion
Produced by John Mills-Cockell & Eugene Martynec 1971
Recorded by Dave Kalunbach, Don Stewart & Bill Roncken at Eastern Sound Studios, Thunder Sound
Studios, Pathe-9Humphries Studios & Bay Recording in Toronto
Mastered by Bob Dorleans

Shortly after the demise of Kensington Market, John Mills-Cockell formed the avant-garde band Syrinx, active from 1970 to 1972. Syrinx initially played the Toronto coffee-house circuit. After a time, Canadian music executive and talent manager Bernie Finkelstein signed the trio to his newly-created True North Records. The CTV television network commissioned a theme song for its forward-looking television series “Here Come the Seventies”. This commission resulted in Mills-Cockell composing Tillicum, which was later released as a single and was included on Syrinx’s second album.

Hour Two

1.   John Mills-Cockell: See Stop Shuffle (John Mills-Cockell)
Heartbeat: True North Records TN12
Toronto ON
John Mills-Cockell, synths, keys, vocals
Wayne Smith, percussion
Malcolm Tomlinson, vocals, percussion
J.M.C. percussion
Alan Wells, percussion
Irv Copesteak, percussion
Tony Mendez, percussion
Sandy McDonald, percussion
Doug Pringle, sax
Produced by John Mills-Cockell 1973
Recorded by Dave Stock, Chris Skene, Irv Copesteak, Larry Morey, Chris Tait, Nick Gurr, Phil Ross, Ron Gregory, Cliff Phelps, Gary Hill & Ken Fraser
Recorded at Eastern Sound, CBC 4-s, Ryerson Polytechnical Institute,
Creative Electronics Lab
Mastered at RCA Victor, Toronto

John Mills-Cockell (born 19 May 1943) in Toronto
Worked in the film industry
Currently lives on Vancouver Island, still composing

Says Mills-Cockell: We got wind of this instrument called a Moog synthesizer, and it seemed like a dream come true, as far as I was concerned. We had been making our own electronic instruments: playing with tape recorders, jerry-rigging things together. It turned out [Dr. Moog] was in upstate New York, which is not that far from Toronto, and we drove there in our Volkswagen psychedelic van to see him.

2.   Chalk Circle: Superman (Meets The Man Of Steel) (Chalk Circle)
The Great Lake: Duke Street Records DSR 41024
Newcastle ON
Chris Tait, guitars
Brad Hopkins, bass
Derrick Murphy, drums
Tad Winklarz, keys, sax
Chris Wardman, guitars
Produced by Chris Wardman winter 1985 spring 1986
Recorded by Ron Searles and Paul Lachapelle at Manta Sound, Toronto
Mastered by Howie Weinberg at Masterdisk, NYC

Active 1982 - 1990
their 1986 debut release 6 song EP

3.   BB Gabor: Consumer (BB Gabor / Leon Stevenson)
BB Gabor: Anthem Records ANR-1-1020
Toronto ON
BB Gabor: guitar, vocals
Peter Follett: bass
Terry Brown: tambourine
Mike Sloski: drums
Produced by Terry Brown & BB Gabor - 1980
Recorded at Beach Recorders, Toronto by Terry Brown
Mixed at Soundstage

Gabor Hegedus (b. Hungary 1948 d. Toronto 17 January 1990)
fled with his parents to England in 1956 at the time of the Hungarian Revolution. Moved to Toronto 1971
Was signed to Rush’s Anthem Records

4.   Men Without Hats: Safety Dance (Ivan Doroschuk)  1982*
Rhythm of Youth: Statik Records STAT 10
Montreal QC
Ivan Doroschuk, vocal, electronics, guitar, percussion, keys
Stefan Doroschuk, guitar, violin
Allan McCarthy, electronics, piano, percussion
Produced by Marc Durrand  1982
Recorded by Dixon Van Winkle at Listen Audio, Montreal, January March 1982

They achieved their greatest popularity in the 1980s with "The Safety Dance", a worldwide Top Ten hit.  The Doroschuk brothers, who were born in Champaign, Illinois, had moved to Montreal with their parents as young children.

Formed MWOH in 1977. Chose their name from refusing to wear hats during Montreal's cold winters, calling themselves "the men without hats." Disbanded in 1991 but reformed in 2010

5.   Mitsou: Les Chinois (Jean-Pierre Isaac)
45 Single bw Les Chinois instrumental: Isba Records  IS45-551
Montreal QC
Mitsou: vocal
Produced by Pierre Gendron & Jean-Pierre Isaac  1988

Mitsou Annie Marie Gélinas  b. 1 September 1970 (age 45) Loretteville, QC
granddaughter of Quebec actor Gratien Gélinas. Daughter of voice actor Alain Gélinas
Mitsou means honey in Japanese. Her first single, "Bye Bye Mon Cowboy" (composed and produced by
Jean-Pierre Isaac), became a smash pop hit across Canada. 1991s second single, "Dis-moi, dis-moi", put Mitsou back in the spotlight with a controversial video that showed her and several male and female models nude in a shower room. The video, which was released only a few months after Madonna's "Justify My Love", was banned by MuchMusic

6.   Cheri : Murphys Law (G Hung / D Joseph)
45 Single: AM Records AM701
Montreal QC
Rosalind Hunt
Lise Cullerier
Produced 1982

Popular between 1981-84 but Cullerier left after this debut single

7.   Nash The Slash: Dead Man’s Curve (Jan Berry / Roger Christian / Brian Wilson / Artie Kornfeld)
Children of the Night: Virgin Records / Dindisc VM 2212
Toronto ON
Nash The Slash: everything
Produced by Steve Hillage 1981
Recorded by Nick Griffin at Cut-Throat Studio, Toronto & Britannia Row, London

Nash played all the instruments on this album (but there is no guitar).

8.   United Sounds Of Halosphere: Groove Train (Paul Rodriguez)
EP: Paradigin Journey PT 2: UK 44 EP1
Toronto ON
Produced 1996

9.   Emmerson, Lake & Palmer: Lucky Man (Greg Lake) 1970
Emmerson Lake & Palmer: Cotillion SD 9040
London UK
Greg Lake: bass, guitar, vocals
Keith Emmerson:  piano, clavinet, Pipe organ, Hammond organ, Moog synthesizer
Carl Palmer: drums, percussion
Produced by Greg Lake 1970
Recorded by Eddie Offord Advision Studios, London

Keith Noel Emerson (2 November 1944 – 11 March 2016) Formed Nice before ELP
Gregory Stuart Lake (10 November 1947 Poole, Dorset UK – 7 December 2016 London) Original King Crimson bass player and vocalist
Carl Frederick Kendall Palmer (born 20 March 1950, Handsworth, Birmingham, England) Crazy World of Arthur Brown w Vincent Crane and Atomic Rooster

This was the misfit song from ELPs first album. They needed another song to complete the album so Greg Lake dug back into his vault and chose the first song that he wrote when he was only 12! He played guitar and bass to Carl Palmer’s drums but keyboardist Keith Emmerson didn’t know how to approach the song. That is why you don’t actually hear him until the song is half over. But it’s his solo at the end that made this song and ELP epic.

10. Snakefingers Vestal Virgins: Theres No Justice In Life (Snakefinger)
Night of Desirable Objects: Ralph Records RR8703
Tooting, South London UK
Philip Charles Lithman (Snakefinger), guitar
John Ryan, drums
Eric Drew Feldman, keys
Ben Guy, bass
Miguel Bertel, guitar
Produced by Snakefinger, Howard Johnston, Eric Drew Feldman 1986
Recorded by Howard Johnston with Mark Slager & David Plank at Different Fur Studios, San Francisco

11. Wilfred N & The Grown Men: The Man In The Moon (Wilfred Kazub)
Thunder On The Tundra: Zonik Records ZNK 08701
Edmonton AB
Wilfred Zakub: vocal, keys, guitar
Jamie Simmonds: drums
Les Eversham: bg vocals
Produced by Kozub / Philp 1987

New Wave band that started in Edmonton, Alberta in the late 1970s. Still at it today. A new Wilfred N & the Grown Men album – the band's 10th – is scheduled for release this month.

12. Magazine: Definitive Gaze (Howard Devoto / John McGeogh)
Real Life: Virgin Records V 2100
Manchester UK
Howard Devoto: vocals
Barry Adamson: bass
Dave Formula: keys
Martin Jackson: drums
John McGeoch: guitar, sax
Produced & recorded by John Leckie - 1978
Recorded at Virgin Mobile & Abbey Road Studios

active from 1977 to 1981
formed by Howard Devoto after leaving punk band The Buzzcocks in early 1977
Labelled a Post Punk band

13. Plaid: Yu Mountain (Plaid)
The Digging Remedy: Warp Records – LP277B
London UK
Andy Turner and Ed Handley: electronics
Benet Walsh: flute, guitar
Produced by Plaid 2016
Mastered by Noel Summerville

14. 23 Skidoo: Just Like Everybody (Terry / Tony / David)
Tearing Up The Plans: Fetish Records No Serial
Fritz Catlin
Tom Heslop
Peter "Sketch" Martin
Sam Mills
Alex Turnbull
Johnny Turnbull
Produced by Genesis P-Orridge and Peter Christopherson 1982
Recorded by  Ken Thomas

23 Skidoo is not a snowmobile: an American slang phrase popularized during the early 20th century. It generally refers to leaving quickly, being forced to leave quickly by someone else, or taking advantage of a propitious opportunity to leave, that is, "getting out while the getting's good.  "Seven Songs" was recorded and mixed in three days

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