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Old 21st May 2021, 8:09 am   #21
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Fred Judd did the electronic music and noises for "Space Patrol"

He also was the originator of the 'slim jim' 2 metre antenna along with a few others.

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Old 22nd May 2021, 11:06 pm   #22
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Thanks Malcolm I will check that out. That Delia Doc seems great to me but the usual purist suspects always turn out to criticise. The first 10minutes isn't nearly enough to catch on really. Dylan material is all over the schedules as well. Hear today's "Dinner with Bob" [Radio 4] and order a Shrimp Curry. [Ian Curtis from "Love Actually]" A perfect and very funny portrait of us obsessive men of a certain age They booed Dylan because he went "electric" [not folk] and now Delia isn't technical enough

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Old 27th May 2021, 4:20 am   #23
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In the late 1960s John Peel used to play tracks from an LP called "White Noise". This was on Island records and featured the work of Delia Derbyshire and David Vorhaus. Original copies of this can be expensive, but it's also available on a CD. I had the record when I was a teenager (a long time ago).
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Old 27th May 2021, 5:10 am   #24
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The LP was titled "An Electric Storm" by the White Noise.

I've still got my original copy. One whole side is a car-crash set to grim music, which is a bit of an acquired taste. The track "Here come the fleas" has the most amazing 3-second burst of high speed music concrete in it. The whole LP is worth it just for that!

Vorhaus did a couple more LPs as The White Noise, I don't think Delia was involved in them.

Do I have to up my security? It's sitting next to an original "In the Court of the Crimson King" You could say that "An electric storm" was a lot of tape in serial form, while the King Crimson was a lot of tape in parallel form (Mellotron)

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Old 27th May 2021, 6:43 am   #25
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I have this album, it's certainly an odd one. I play it when I get down. Luckily that's not too often. Can't quite suss it out, is it supposed to make you feel down, it has an eerie theme all the way through. One track is full of echo's, the word hell is in the title. Most disconcerting, headphones should be avoided.
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Old 27th May 2021, 8:01 am   #26
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Cassette copy in player, hot day, windows down, stuck in stop-go traffic, you can really disconcert people around you.... you certainly get funny looks.

It's not the sort of music you'd expect from the creator of Dr Who's upbeat driving march.

For some reason, my ipod on random play can always tell when someone is in earshot and either this crops up or else the rude ones from a CD of Monty Python songs.

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Old 27th May 2021, 8:57 am   #27
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HHMM another "lover" of very early synthetic music.
There is quite a bit available on YouTube!!

I am watching this thread with great interest.

PS. I have quite a large collection of Laurie Anderson.
ALAS Delia Derbyshire is VERY hard to find on vinyl here.
I cannot, and will not, play CD stuff.

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I have Big Science by Lauri Anderson on cd (sorry) never seen it on vinyl my favourite track would be O Superman , this is possibly the first CD I heard played by the tutor at college trying to teach us how to repair CD players The Philips CD 104 comes to mind , Mick.
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WOULD YOU MIND BEIN' QUIET IN DERE? is the line I quote most often from An Electric Storm. I've got a copy of the LP and it is a fascinating listen. It fits in somewhere between Brian Eno and Alan Vega/Suicide, and still sounds fresh. I think the part that dates it most is the vocalists' accents - they sound quite '60s!

I tested the water with the 'Arena' programme after Eurovision and thought it looked very interesting, so I've got that lined up to watch this weekend.
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The LP was titled "An Electric Storm" by the White Noise.

I've still got my original copy. One whole side is a car-crash set to grim music, which is a bit of an acquired taste. The track "Here come the fleas" has the most amazing 3-second burst of high speed music concrete in it.
That should be musique concrete as it is a French term and was invented by a French composer, Pierre Schaeffer, who worked in the studios of French Radio.
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An Electric Storm was my introduction to Delia Derbyshire. At that time I didnt know she did Dr Who.

I still have my original LP in perfect condition. As stated, the flip side is a bit of an acquired taste.
I have understood it to be a motorcycle crash rather than car crash, but that's bye the bye.
A Black Mass in Hell is even more "bizarre".


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