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Favorite Synth Hooks

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by page, Mar 15, 2006.

  1. I'm a huge fan of late 70s early 80s new wave. I have a massive collection of this New Romantic era in lp(right up there with my doom and prog cds:) )

    One of my favorite things about this music is the budding , experimentalish use of synths. We all know there is those ridiculously catchy synth lines that you can't stop humming all day long.......

    So name your favorite synth parts of any era ....

    Mine are :

    Flock Of Seagulls - Wishing I had a photograph of You

    Springsteen - Dancing in the Dark( I hate Springsteen though)

    Houses in Motion - Talking Heads

    Ghost in You - Psychedelic Furs

    Mother Russia - Sisters of Mercy

    and of course : THE ENTIRE GARY NUMAN CATALOUGE!!!

    So have at it.
  2. Woodchuck


    Apr 21, 2000
    Atlanta (Grant Park!)
    Gallien Krueger for the last 12 years!
    New Toy - Lene Lovich
    The Metro - Berlin
    Turn It On - Marilyn Martin
    Mama Used To Say - Junior
    Keep On Loving Me - The Whispers
    Don't Disturb This Groove & You Are in My System - The System
    Hey DJ - Supreme Team
    Radio Silence & Blinded Me With Science - Thomas Dolby
  3. Leonard Cohen- "First We Take Manhattan". The synths on that whole album (I'm Your Man) are pretty nifty, as well.
  4. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Woodchuck beat me to "The Metro"...BTW, a damn good one to practice, at tempo, for EB.
  5. Devo - Entire catalog
    Modern English - Melt With You
    Shake it Up - the Cars
    Kraftwerk - Was there anything BUT synths there?
    Oingo Boingo - Dead man's party
    The beat goes on/Switchin' to Glide- the Kings (oops... that's organ...)
    Walking in LA - Missing Persons

    I am a fan of that era too... Whenever I crack open Reason and compose it always ends up sounding that way... I am gonna be brave now and offer a sample... Please be kind - this is just a ditty, not a finished song by any means. But my friends from "back in the day" who liked that sort of thing are collaborating, long-distance on this and other pieces like it... anyhow... without any further ado... Tony's synth pop ditty...


  6. Matt Till

    Matt Till

    Jun 1, 2002
    Edinboro, PA
    No way I'm the first: Parliment "Flashlight!"

    Kraftwerk's Radio Activity album is very inspirational.

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