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Offline Steve-O

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Re: Your favorite "gimmick" bands??
« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2008, 03:39:43 PM »
My favorite gimmick band by a wide margin would have to be Optiganally Yours.  Every song prominently features the Optigan, a cheap-ass keyboard from the early seventies that played pre-recorded optical discs.  The instrument is very limited and generally sounds like hell, but somehow they managed to create two albums worth of surprisingly excellent songs with it.

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On a similar note, I get a kick out of The Moog Cookbook (in small doses).

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Re: Your favorite "gimmick" bands??
« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2008, 03:51:37 PM »
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On a similar note, I get a kick out of The Moog Cookbook (in small doses).

Did that inspire your new Wendy Carlos avatar in some way?

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Re: Your favorite "gimmick" bands??
« Reply #17 on: July 07, 2008, 03:54:54 PM »
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On a similar note, I get a kick out of The Moog Cookbook (in small doses).

Did that inspire your new Wendy Carlos avatar in some way?

Nope.  Just serendipitous coincidence.