Tuesday, 23 August 2005

Welcome back my friends..........

"Step inside! Hello! We've the most amazing show,
You'll enjoy it all we know,
Step inside! Step Inside!"

When Jim Davidson took over The Generation Game the theme music was changed to a song which features the line "Welcome back my friends, to the show that never ends........" Those under the age of, say, 35 might struggle to identify the track. Even those of advanced years like me might not know that it's Karn Evil 9, First Impression, Part 2 by Emerson, Lake and Palmer. That piece opens side two of Brain Salad Surgery, ELP's 1973 magnum opus (and I probably know every word of it - I cherish my copy of the LP and the other early ELP work).

Of course now you'll be wondering where this is going - well it's simple really, the guy who invented the synth - the cornerstone of prog rock - died yesterday. The eponymous Moog changed the face of rock and roll music and was used by people from Abba to Zappa (although Queen used to tag "And nobody played synth" to the sleeve notes on their LPs) and many songs simply wouldn't work without the electronic gubbins making it happen.

Moog's family have opened a Book of Condolences and you can read more about the musical instruments at "Moog Music".

Lyrics checked at Dave McNally's site

4 careful considerations:

Angie said...

Even those of advanced years like me

Advance years huh? Is that another way of calling yourself old?? (grins)

And I'll comment on the rest of the post later. Have to check out the links first. Just couldnt' pass up an old comment.

Nogbad said...

Grrrrrrrrr! think you're safe just because you are a few thousand miles away? :-)

Angie said...

Whatcha gonna do?? Spank me?? (grins)

Nogbad said...

Steady now! Us oldies have problems with our blood pressure so we mustn't get too excited :-)