I just heard Steve Miller's "Abracadabra" on the radio today. Man, hadn't heard that in ages! I actually didn't even realize that it was a Steve Miller Band song. The album came out in '82 when I was 7-ish. Like Boy George's "Karma Cameleon" which came out around the same time, "Abracadabra"'s constant airplay got into my musical subconscious. Something about the electronic chorus vocals. I think it helped prepare me for the more electronic music that I've gotten into over the years, including Steve Miller's "Fly Like An Eagle", one of my favorite songs for its electronic sounds. Edgar Winter's "Frankenstein" is another classic.
Another album that helped me along during the synth-driven '80s was Ray Lynch's "Deep Breakfast", which I listened to on my cassette Walkman with headphones over and over. I just rediscovered Brian Eno's soundtrack to "For All Mankind", a beautiful documentary of actual NASA Apollo mission footage. Electronica has certainly played a large role in my appreciation of music. I've discussed it's emotional impact and my intellectual take on it.
So, besides telling me something that inspires you online, what is the music, the genre, the dialect that is the most prominent in your musical DNA?
POSTED BY DANIEL EDLEN
3/03/2009 03:13:00 PM
Steve Miller Band
The music genre pumping through these veins is classic rock -- how could you have guessed, right? ;)Narrowing it down: The Eagles, The Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd, and Tom Petty. The first semester of college had its' ups and downs, and the music by those artists really got me through some stuff.(On a side note... love the Steve Winwood you did on the post below! I'm going to be seeing him and Eric Clapton this summer and I can't wait!! Sure to be a great show!)
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