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!