Saturday, July 11, 2009

mellotron running time 11:12

It seemed like a good idea at the time,
but the technological revolution of the 80's
was not kind to rock.With the gap between
elevator music and Top Ten single bridged
by the ubiquitous Yamaha DX7 synthesizer
a generation of drummers was been replaced
by machines.The result?Really crappy drums.

A turning point of sorts came in 1986-surely
the worst year for music ever-when Talk Talk
one of the main culprits of this synth-drenched rock
became the first to reject it.

''The Colour Of Spring'' was a revolution.Holli's sons
were finally wrapped in instrumentation sympathetic
to their fragile melancholy.

TALK TALK - Happiness is easy (dreamtime mix)

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