Here are my Five all-time favourite bonkers electronic tunes that got me all shivered up and goose pimpley when I heard them the first time.
It’s a YouTube Playlist!! – which means you’ll have to click on the little lines in the top left hand corner to see all five. Hmmm.
Let me explain …
Dr Who Theme by Delia Derbyshire : If you listen to this Radio 4 documentary then you’ll hear the incredible way that Delia created this music – you can hear samples of the theme, broken down, and it’s far more musically complex than it sounds. Did me noodle in then, as it still does now. Pity the BBC have mangled it for subsequent series … Buy an mp3 of it on Amazon Or its on a CD of Dr Who sounds on iTunes.
Lil Louis – French Kiss – such a simple and audacious idea, nothing I’d heard like this before. Buy an mp3 of this on Amazon!
The Prodigy – Charly – I really like the way that the synths were being bent and mangled – man over machine (in the same way harmonica players bend notes that shouldn’t be bent), really a seminal tune for me. It’s the ‘Alley Cat’ mix on this EP from Amazon or iTunes!
Tangerine Dream – section from Rubicon, where the sequencer kicks in (at about 7:00 mins in) good golly gosh and wonders beholden, that sets me ‘airs a bristlin’! I’ve often tried to re-create this simple sequencer (arpeggio) sound with modern synths that weren’t available to TD – to no avail. Guess it had to be analogue and wobbly. Buy it in mp3, CD or …. Vinyl (best version, really) : Amazon!
UFO & Marley Feat. Hixxy – The Underground – “Forward ever, backward never, ravers come follow me ...”. this is hilarious rapping – but the sequence that follows it sends me skywards. I first heard this from Bonkers X, Hixxy Mix in the car (fast, blue) on the way home through beautiful Dorset countryside on a Friday evening coming home from work – might have met the end of me days it was so exhilarating! Good way to go though. Truly uplifting. Get the whole Bonkers X CD set on Amazon!!