Welcome to The Tuna Melt Music Sharity Blog!

It is here that I post old records that I've ripped
to Mp3 format (and grouped in .ZIP files) via File Sharing Sites,
album cover scans and, sometimes,
somewhat coherent ramblings related to said shares.

None of the shares here are "borrowed" from other blogs.
All of the items shared are rips of Out-of-Print
(or, at least, very difficult to get)
Vinyl Records from my own collection.

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If you don't,
you can always come back later, as the variety
of what is made available should be pretty wide-ranging.

Thursday, May 22, 2008

The Electronic Concept Orchestra: Moog Groove

Tuna Melt gets it's Groove On... Moog Style!

The Moog Records that littered record store shelves from the late 60s through the 70s were of two different types. One type featured The Moog Synthesizer as a solo instrument and The Moog was used to synthesize, replace and/or duplicate the sounds of an entire band or orchestra. The other type featured The Moog as an instrument playing along with a more conventional Band set-up.

This record is of the Second Variety. What it lacks in Moog Purity, however, it more than makes up for in Soul, Funk and Groove. Granted, there are a few slow points ("Hey Jude" is particularly staid), but on the songs that really jump the bass, guitar and drums add a "human touch" that The Moog is incapable of recreating. Give this copy of Steppenwolf's "Rock Me" a spin and see what I mean.

  1. Aquarius
  2. Oh Happy Day
  3. Hey Jude
  4. Both Sides Now
  5. Grazing in the Grass
  6. Feelin' Groovy
  7. Penny Lane
  8. Atlantis
  9. Rock Me
  10. Windmills of Your Mind