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Old 04-30-2007, 07:10 PM   #1
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the beginning of "techno/electronica"

So I was at my parents house flipping through the channels and VH-1 Classics was showing that Classic Albums: The Joshua Tree, so of course I watched it. And when they're doing the segment on Where The Streets Have No Name, Adam has the balls to say that because the drum and bass of WTSHNN is really a dance rhythm, that WTSHNN was the "beginning of techno or electronic music".

Ok, now I love U2 are they are my all-time #1, but come on, Adam. Give me a break. U2 did not invent techno or electronica.

Which got me thinking, what was the first techno or electronic song, the very beginning of the genre. And I toss in the ring the awesome closer to The Beatles' Revolver, "Tomorrow Never Knows". I say that song was the beginning of techno or electronic music as we know it today.

What song for you was the beginning of electronica?
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Old 04-30-2007, 07:16 PM   #2
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I think, if you went back far enough, Silver Apples (a semi-obscure but influential New York band formed in 1967) could get the credit for inventing electronic music.

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It's hard to tell. Some may say Tomorrow Never Knows is more just experimental rock music than anything else. I guess it depends on how much you see a new genre brewing in any given song.
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u2 definitely invented it
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Pink Floyd did with On The Run in 1973.
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Kraftwerk, maybe?
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Kraftwerk Autobahn

Yes, there definitely wouln't be my favorite, Underworld, without Kraftwerk.
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^ But there are prior albums to "Autobahn", they were released in the late 1960's or early 1970's (not sure now).
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Tomorrow Never Knows.
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Kraftwerk
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It was started in Africa!
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Adam was talking about the start of dance and electronica in the band's career.

Dance and electronica as we know it today has its roots in jazz so I guess the first song would be something along the lines of Epistrophy, Blues Minor or Greensleeves. An album like Aura by Miles Davis shows how close these genre's are.
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the moderator even doesn't know how to call their style - "Science Fiction music - or electronic Rock" -



Kraftwerk 1978 in a german TV show:

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the moderator even doesn't know how to call their style - "Science Fiction music - or electronic Rock" -



Kraftwerk 1978 in a german TV show:

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