Monday, August 22, 2005

R.I.P., Bob Moog

Bob Moog, inventor of the Moog synthesizer, died yesterday at his home in Asheville, North Carolina, at the age of 71. Moog's analog synthesizer has played a starring role in rock for nearly forty years, adding texture to works from everyone from the Beatles (whose "Octopus' Garden" featured extensive use of the Moog) to prog-rockers like Yes.

I'm working on a longer playlist of songs featuring prominent use of the Moog, but for now, suggest you click here to check out a unique, Moog-tastic take on David Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust" by devotees The Moog Cookbook. Enjoy!


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