Everything You Always Wanted to Hear on the Moog

...but were afraid to ask for! Classical Moog, classically bad.

Here it is: everything you always wanted to hear on the moog... but were afraid to ask for! This great disc of classical Moog music, "Semi-conducted" (get it?) by Andrew Kazdin and Thomas Z. Shepard, features works by Chabrier, Lecuona, Bizet, and an incredible 14 minute rendition of Ravel's Bolero that fills the entire second side of the record.

There's a lot of electronic computer technology in music today, but in the days of the Moog, electronic music really sounded artificial. That's exactly what makes records like this so frightening to the musical establishment... and such treasures to the rest of us. From tinny sounds that you can almost recognize from their analog counterparts to spacey flourishes that only exist in Moogspace, these tracks bring a thoroughly unique perspective to the tunes they cover.

Most Moog albums employ a number of traditional instruments (especially drums), but not this one: it is entirely synthesized on the Moog, right down to fake applause at the conclusion of Bolero. The liner notes go to some length to remind the listener of the massive creative effort that goes into producing an album like this. With only one sound at a time to work with, reproducing a complex score can involve up to 20 tracks per song, and countless hours of work. You really have to hand it to Kazdin and Shepard for putting that kind of work into a record that was most probably panned by every music critic of its day. Moog on!

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Kenneth ( says:
E.Y.A.W.t.H.o.t.M but where afraid to ask for must be realesed on cd, force them to do so write a e-mail to: (11-24-1998)

Joe McCormick ( says:
I am in the process of duping this vinyl onto CD. If you are interested in a copy, I will send you one for $13 (includes shipping in the U.S only). Please bear in mind that it IS from an old vinyl recording and there is noticeable noise (some areas worse than others) in the recording, but overall I would rate it 5.5 on a scale of 10. If you want a copy, email me with your address and I'll send you ordering info at that time. (11-21-1998)

Daniel MacKay ( says:
You know, I first heard this when it was new I was a 5 year old. I was amazed and delighted and a little scared. And I fell in love. And today, while checking out a friend's really expensive turntable just got back from the shop, I pulled out the vinyl and spun it up. And friends, the magic is still there. I can't tell if it's the beauty of the original voices, the artful arrangements, the mind numbing amount of work, or the way Kazdin & Shepard, through months of hard work, preserved and conveyed the sheer fun of the original idea. I've dubbed the album onto MiniDisc, I think I'm gonna be listening to it a lot. If anyone has an email address for Kazdin or Shepard, please send me a note, I want to thank them for bringing this multifaceted gem of fun and art into my life. (11-14-1998)

Lasse Viklund ( says:
I got this one a long time ago. Now I have sampled the entire LP and have it on CDR. It's the best classical LP ever made! (10-30-1998)

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Did annyone ever notice the "semi conductor" has 2 right hands? (09-24-1998)

Titus Groan says:
Whew...I thought modern synths sounded cheesy. This stinkburger even makes Walter/Wendy Carlos' Switched-on Bach sound glorious. Hell, songs played on a touch tone phone's keypad are more melodious! (09-23-1998)

Stormchaser ( says:
Does anyone know where I can purchase a copy of this album. Any info would be appreciated. (09-04-1998)

Lyndon ( says:
I love this album and have been looking for it on CD. My LP is so old that it doesn't sound very good anymore. Does ANYONE know where I can purchase this on CD? (09-03-1998)

Dave ( says:
Does anyone know where I can get a copy of this on vynil/tape/cd... I can't get my 8-track to play no more. (08-22-1998)

Lee ( says:
I would like to buy a disk/tape/record pease send a price to Please send fast and we will buy -Thanks (07-26-1998)

dogman ( says:
This album is a classic! I don't own a copy but a good friend of mine does, and it rivals the best of perrey & kingsley as the definitive moog album! Long live analogue! (06-22-1998)

Lee ( says:
Another query about the availability of this album, mine disappeared years ago and I'd love another copy. Any suggestions? (06-14-1998)

Sugi ( says:
Come On People! If you want to buy this on Compact Disc you are MISSING THE POINT. Long live vinyl! (well, just keep those records off your dashboard) (05-07-1998)

Gerry Dahl ( says:
Is this available on cd ???? and if it is where can I get it. (05-05-1998)

Sir Droopy Drawers says:
I have one question. Will this album cure jock itch? If not I will pass on it. Please excuse me, my asylum awaits for me. (04-11-1998)

Jean Laham says:
Is the a CD or MP3 version somewhere on the net where I can purchase it. Thanks! (03-14-1998)

Ben Waugh ( says:
Does anyone know the release date for Everything You Always Wanted to Hear on the Moog? Unfortunately, my copy is without liner notes. Thank You (03-05-1998)

schwei ( says:
Moog Trivia: Kazdin & Shepard were producers for Columbia Records Classical Division. Andy Kazdin also produced New York Philharmonic radio broadcasts during Mehta's tenure. He was a practical joker who sometimes made announcer Martin Bookspan work hard not to break up during live broadcasts. Cool Site!! (12-27-1997)

The Brown Gouge says:
(gasp!) Felix Unger is dead??? (12-06-1997)

chris mcmahon ( says:
Dear Sirs, My thoughts on the matter: Love it. Thanks for your good work. chrism (11-19-1997)

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