Archive for the ‘1970s Electronic’ Category

Tonight on Subculture: Some of my favorite tunes spanning the 49 years I’ve been alive. The Damned, Portishead, New Order, Thievery Corporation and more!

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Tonight on Subculture: A tribute to keyboard legends Dave Greenfield (The Stranglers) and Florian Schneider (Kraftwerk), both who died this week. Band, solo & side work + music from Bowie, Siouxsie, and Neu!

Subculture Kraftlers

 

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The Cruel World Fest in L.A. has been postponed from this weekend to September, so Subculture is hosting a mock “live” show! Uninterrupted live set from Bauhaus, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Psychedelic Furs, Marc Almond ++ (SPOILER: Morrissey has no choice but to play tonight!)

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HOUR ONE:

  1. KRAFTWERK – MUSIQUE NON STOP (LIVE)
  2. DJ FOOD – KRAFTWERK MIX
  3. FATBOY SLIM – RADIOACTIVITY
  4. DAVID BOWIE – V-2 SCHNEIDER
  5. KLAUS DINGER & JAPANDORF – UDON
  6. YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA – RADIOACTIVITY (LIVE)
  7. FLYING LOTUS – BRAINFEEDER
  8. MOEBIUS, PLANK & NEUMEIER – PITCH CONTROL
  9. KRAFTWERK – SEX OBJECT
  10. HARALD GROSSKOPFT & EBERHARD KRANEMANN – OU TCHI GAH
  11. SIOUXSIE & THE BANSHEES – HALL OF MIRRORS
  12. THE CARDIGANS – DAS MODEL

 

HOUR TWO:

  1. KRAFTWERK – IT’S MORE FUN TO COMPUTE
  2. STEREO TOTAL – TOUR DE FRANCE
  3. THE EGYPTIAN LOVER – EGYPT, EGYPT
  4. NEU! – PARADISE WALK
  5. ORGANISATION – RHYTHMN SALAD –
  6. IBLISS – ATHIR
  7. GLASS CANDY – COMPUTER LOVE
  8. FRITZ MULLER ROCK – SCHUL WAND
  9. KRAFTWERK – RUCKZUCK

 

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Tonight on Subculture: 50 Years of Kraftwerk. Listen to the music that helped create new wave, techno, ambient, trip hop, synthpop, post-punk and more!

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HOUR ONE:

  1. DELIA DERBYSHIRE – COMPUTERMATIC
  2. DORIS NORTON – PERSONAL COMPUTER
  3. YELLOW MAGIC ORCHESTRA – COMPUTER GAMES (12″ MIX)

ON FEBRUARY 16, 1984, IBM RELEASED A PORTABLE COMPUTER FEATURING A 5.25″ AMBER MONITOR THAT COST $2800 AND WEIGHED 30 LBS. (BETTER THAN THE 1973 IBM “SCAMP” THAT WEIGHED 50LBS!)

  1. MATHEMATIQUES MODERNES – TV NIGHT

ON FEBRUARY 18, 1946, AT&T FIRST SUCCESSFULLY TRANSMITTED TELEVISION SIGNALS FROM WASHINGTON, D.C. TO NYC.

  1. ULTRAVOX – SATELLITE

ON FEBRUARY 17, 1959 VANGUARD 2, THE FIRST WEATHER SATELLITE IN SPACE IS LAUNCHED TO MEASURE CLOD COVERAGE DISTRIBUTION. THE SATELLITE IS STILL IN ORBIT TODAY!

  1. BRAZILIAN GIRLS – WILD WILD WEB
  2. REED & CAROLINE – INTERNET OF THINGS

ON FEBRUARY 19, 1987 THE INTERNET DOMAIN “APPLE.COM” IS CREATED BUT IT WAS A FULL FOUR YEARS LATER BEFORE THE WORLD WIDE WEB LAUNCHED AND BEFORE MICROSOFT.COM WAS EVEN REGISTERED.

  1. KRAFTWERK – THE TELEPHONE CALL

ON FEBRUARY 21, 1878, THE FIRST TELEPHONE BOOK IS ISSUED IN NEW HAVEN, CT. BY THE NEW HAVEN TELEPHONE COMPANY. TWENTY-ONE NAMES WERE LISTED.

  1. MARTHA WAINWRIGHT – FOUR BLACK SHEEP
  2. KATE BUSH – AND DREAM OF SHEEP

ON FEBRUARY 22, 1997, ROSLIN, SCOTLAND SCIENTISTS ANNOUNCED THEY SUCCESSFULLY CLONED A SHEEP THEY NAMED DOLLY (APPARENTLY NAMED AFTER DOLLY PARTON? CURIOUS.)

  1. WIRE – THE OTHER WINDOW

ON FEBRUARY 17, 2000, MICROSOFT INTRODUCED WINDOWS 2000 THAT BROUGHT ABOUT PLUG AND PLAY BUT TO THE THE BUSINESS MARKET AND NOT CONSUMERS.

  1. SCAPE ONE – EARTHSPIN

ON FEBRUARY 20, 1962, JOHN GLENN BECOMES THE FIRST AMERICAN TO ORBIT THE EARTH ON “FRIENDSHIP 7.” GLENN ORBITED THE EARTH THREE TIMES IN FOUR HOURS. HOLY SHIT!

  1. CIBO MATTO – APPLE (SEE APPLE.COM ABOVE)

 

  1. OMD – SECRET

ON FEBRUARY 19, 1971, THE FIRST WARRANT WAS ISSUED TO SEARCH A COMPUTER’S STORAGE.

 

HOUR TWO:

  1. SUB FOCUS – AIRPLANE

ON FEBRUARY 18, 1977 THE FIRST SPACE SHUTTLE ORBITER, THE ENTERPRISE EMBARKED ON ITS MAIDEN FLIGHT IN CAPTIVE MODE –  ATTACHED TO A BOEING 747 JUMBO JET – JUST TO DEMONSTRATE IT COULD FLY.

  1. THE CHEMICAL BROTHERS – ELEKTROBANK

ON FEBRUARY 22, 1999, THE FIRST INTERNET BANK OF INDIANA OPENS, BECOMING THE FIRST FULL-SERVICE BANK AVAILABLE ONLY VIA THE INTERNET… INDIANA!

  1. FLYING LOTUS – CAMERA DAY

ON FEBRUARY 17, 1994, APPLE LAUNCHED THE “QUICKTAKE 100,” A DIGITAL CAMERA DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR THE CONSUMER MARKET. UNFORTUNATELY, APPLE’S MARKETING SAVVY DIDN’T HOLD UP AT THE TIME AND OTHER COMAPNIES SWOOPED IN TO TAKE THE LEAD IN THE DIGITAL CAMERA MARKET. APPLE ABANDONED THE DIGITAL CAMERA MARKET BY 1997.

  1. NEW ORDER – THIEVES LIKE US
  2. ELO – SECRET MESSAGES

ON FEBRUARY 21, 1878, THE FIRST ELECTRICAL BURGLAR ALARM WAS INSTALLED BY EDWIN T. HOLMES OF BOSTON.

  1. MISSING PERSONS – WINDOWS (SEE: MICROSOFT 2000) (PLAYING LA’s “CRUEL WORLD FEST“ON MAY 2ND!)

 

1. THE PSYCHEDELIC FURS – PRESIDENT GAS (PLAYING LA’s “CRUEL WORLD FEST“ON MAY 2ND!)

ON FEBRUARY 22, 1924, THE FIRST PRESIDENTIAL RADIO ADDRESS WAS DELIVERED BY CALVIN COOLIDGE. THE ADDRESS WAS DELIVERED FROM THE WHITE HOUSE, CARRIED BY FIVE RADIO STATIONS AND BOASTED AN ESTIMATED FIVE MILLION LISTENERS… COMPARE THAT TO OUR CURRENT TWITLER IN CHIEF’S WORLDWIDE AUDIENCE.

  1. PIXIES – LETTERS TO MEMPHIS

ON FEBRUARY 18, 1911, FRENCHMAN HENRI PEQUET MADE THE FIRST OFFICIAL AIR MAIL DELIVERY IN ALLAHABAD, BRITISH INDIA. HE TRANSPORTED 6,500 LETTERS APPROXIMATELY 6 MILES AWAY. WOOT!

  1. THE BOLSHOI – T.V. MAN (SEE: AT&T’S DC—>NYC BROADCAST) 1987

ON FEBRUARY 18, 1946, AT&T FIRST SUCCESSFULLY TRANSMITTED TELEVISION SIGNALS FROM WASHINGTON, D.C. TO NYC.

  1. LUSCIOUS JACKSON – SATELLITE
  2. THE BIRD AND THE BEE – LOVE LETTER TO JAPAN

 

  1. PRETTY GIRLS MAKE GRAVES – THIS IS OUR EMERGENCY

ON FEBRUARY 16, 1978 THE FIRST 9-1-1 EMERGENCY TELEPHONE SYSTEM GOES INTO SERVICE IN HALEYVILLE, ALABAMA

  1. SPOON – I TURN MY CAMERA ON

ON FEBRUARY 17, 1994, APPLE LAUNCHED THE “QUICKTAKE 100,” A DIGITAL CAMERA DESIGNED SPECIFICALLY FOR THE CONSUMER MARKET. UNFORTUNATELY, APPLE’S MARKETING SAVVY DIDN’T HOLD UP AT THE TIME AND OTHER COMPANIES SWOOPED IN TO TAKE THE LEAD IN THE DIGITAL CAMERA MARKET. APPLE ABANDONED THE DIGITAL CAMERA MARKET BY 1997.

  1. THE CURE – A NORMAL STORY

 

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Tonight on Subculture: The first “.com”, a portable personal computer weighing in at 30lbs. released, 9-1-1 call service begins… check out what went on this week in tech history! Music from Yellow Magic Orchestra, The Psychedelic Furs, Flying Lotus ++

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