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!

Everything You Always Wanted to Hear on the Moog
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Les Toredors from Carmen (Real Audio) You can just see Felix Unger spinning in his grave!

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martin king ( says:
dad loved this album. memories of it blasting out of the stereo on sunday mornings. dads gone now. mum would love a copy. can anybody help? cd, download, vinyl or even a tape. (08-14-2005)

Garry Lindsey ( says:
Correction to earlier post. LP aution on E-Bay ends 6/3/05 (06-01-2005)

Garry Lindsey ( says:
I hve found the LP version on E-Bay item no.
4733907005 I allready have the LP thought this might be of some help. Auction ends 5/3/05 (06-01-2005)

Pardon Me While I Rock You says:
Everything I wanted to hear on the Moog? EVERYTHING? Oh man, where do I begin? I mean, there's so much. So many hell, there's NOTHING I want to hear on the Moog. (05-19-2005)

Graham Hazel ( says:
I had this on vinyl LP when it came out in '74 or similar. I was around 16 ? FAB ! I still have it, but I think it isn't top quality now. Of course Moog was all the rage when me and one or two of my friends were buying this type of music, but nowadays my 20yr-ish kids think its rubbish. ( Off with their heads ! ) I still love it. (05-18-2005)

Veronica Guzzardi ( says:
My parents were in to both new technology and classical music, so of course this record is in their collection. I grew up listening to a tape copy of this, and the next time I visit my folks I"m going to find a way to encode the record (only played once, for the tape) to mp3 for my iPod :)) (05-08-2005)

Jay Bee ( says:
My vinyl-copy of EYAWtHotM was produced in 1974.
And "made in Holland"
If I cannot find a legal copy on CD I will make
a personal CD-copy of it myself as soon I've got a new element in my recordplayer and a proper pre-amp.
I cherish it too much because it's quality still
is so good.
Wished that there would be a legal way to exchange
these marvels since the official record industry
doesn't seem interested and/or doesn't want to
take their reponsibility (04-30-2005)

Steve C Lewes ( says:
I have it on record somewhere, And If I knew the technology to be able to share it on the web I would, was great to hear the snippet above by Carmen. would Like to hear Bolero now!!!!!!!! in its full please...On my record because its so quiet at the begining I hear more hiss and crackle from a well exposed copy of the record.....there has to be a master somewhere that some clever person could put onto compact disc?? (04-24-2005)

Johanna Walker ( says:
I too listened to this growing up. My Mom had it on 8 Track. Her 8 track was demolished in an accident. Have not seen it since and would love to get my hands on a copy of it on Vinyl, Cassette or preferably CD. One of the all time greats!!!! (03-07-2005)

Raoul Level says:
Is it going to take labels like Bear Family (Germany) and BGO (England) to put this album on CD, (Everything you always wanted...,) Come on Columbia, Sony, whatever, wake up! (03-06-2005)

Gavyn ( says:
I'm 38 and grew up listening to this album - something triggered my memory recently and have managed to find the album - now all I need is somewhere to download it from or where I can lay my hands on a CD copy. Help! (02-24-2005)

pickel says:
I just got finished transferring my vinyl copy over to CD. I made some enhancements before burning the CD and it sounds great. There are only three spots in the entire CD that you hear a slight pop.

I can not believe how good it sounds! This is amazibg since it was printed in the 60's. The stereo separation and notes sound very clear. (02-22-2005)

Werner Bohatschek ( says:
Who can help me, to get a copy of this on CD?
I lost these record in the last 10 years.
Thanks Werner (02-11-2005)

Phil Roberts ( says:
Heard this years ago and it has never left my mind. an absolute mind blower and I need a copy. Can anyone help?? Vinyl O.K. or C.D. if possible (01-30-2005)

Jeff Feese ( says:
Help! This is one of my all-time favoite albums, but I want to get it on disc. Does anyone know if it's available?? (01-20-2005)

Elizabeth Tyson ( says:
I grew up listening to the Moog on gigantic headphones on a green shag carpet, I feel greatly blessed. I just want to know how I can get it on CD, my record player is in the shed. (12-27-2004)

LMP says:
Dudes, I have had this album since it came out. I have tried to find on on iTunes. No luck. It would be great to get on CD. Does anyone know if it is available. Comment on many years of listening. Some of its hokey, some of its great, especally if you are in some alterd state. (Oh well, I used to be able to listen that way.) (12-27-2004)

MoogMonster says:
I'm in the moog for love! (12-27-2004)

Will ( says:
I've been wanting this record for quite sometime, and my friend just recently found it in a thrift store bin. Needless to say I was so excited and couldn't wait to play it.

I think it's incredibly awesome and entertaining. (12-05-2004)

Cesar Sepulveda ( says:
Does anybody know were i can find the CD. Best album ever.

PS if anybody knows please email me.

Thank You (12-01-2004)

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