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Most irritating Exotica album and song
Dr. Zarkov
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Joined: Mar 07, 2008
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Posted: 2010-06-22 09:34 am   Permalink


On 2007-03-13 09:14, bb moondog wrote:
I guess with that one ---all you can think is WOW--we NEEDED a MOOG version of this? I bought that coupled with the Les Baxter Moog--I think i played the WHOLE THING TWICE--and will probably revisit it ONCE a year to remind myself...
ELP--probably the only Moog style stuff with legs and EVEN THAT is highly debatable. For those of us 40+ folks whose lives CLOSELY paralleled That 70s Show, ELP were S$&*# hot.
Sometimes TIPSY grinds on me a little bit..as does most cartoony music

I found the Moody Blues use of Moog enjoyable back in the '60s and early '70s, and still enjoy their music in small doses. Unlike ELP, they were consistently good at writing catchy tunes. They also didn't have to deal with Keith Emerson's ever-expanding ego.

Back to the topic: I have been thinking about posting a thread: "What I Love and Don't Love About Tiki Music" here but haven't had the time and am afraid it might lead to my evisceration. If I do, Exotica is the only category of music that would be on both lists. As a radio DJ, I take notes while listening to recordings for future reference when programming my shows (I already have hundreds of pages of these notes on my computer). After listening to a two-CD set of Martin Denny's Greatest Hits all the way through at one sitting, quite frankly I don't care how long it is before I hear another song with the musicians whooping and hollering in the background like birds. On the other hand, many of these exotica recordings were made by superb musicians whose perfomances rival some of the finest jazz recordings.

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