Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Sythesizer Medley '85


When I stay up too late inter-nerding, my brain begins to hum like an over saturated synth. I love that sound. I guess that explains why the cacophonous cornucopia of digital noise in this clip is somehow strangely soothing to me.

This is a medley of synthesizer magic constructed by 80's tech wizards Herbie Hancock, Howard Jones, Thomas Dolby, and Stevie Wonder. They performed this at the 1985 Grammy Awards in LA to what I imagine must have been a stunned crowd. I love it. All it needs is a flock of seagulls flying overhead and rollerbladers jumping over the stage in Jams and Zubaz to be proclaimed the most 80's moment of all time. Radical.

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