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Wednesday, January 06, 2010
808 State Olympic - Music Video 1990
YouTube via TerryF...witt This one brings back memories. I was fortunate to see them live back in the day at a rave in Long Beach. Bjork popped on stage for a bit. Those were my rave days... 808 was a huge "legal" rave but the majority were small warehouses. You'd get a tip or flyer from someone, then you'd have to go to some alley or behind a Jack in the Box to get a little flower pencil eraser or something and instructions to the next check point. You'd do this about three or four times and finally get the directions to the underground rave. One time we finally got to our destination only to have it broken up by the cops. Music stops, flashlights everywhere, and you just make a b-line out of the building hoping you won't get caught. Like Sodom and Gamorrah, don't look back!!!
Synth spotting. Yamaha CS50, Roland JX10 and more. video description:
"808 State is an English electronic music outfit formed in 1988 in Manchester, taking their name from the Roland TR-808 drum machine and the "state of mind" shared by the members. They were formed by Graham Massey, Martin Price and Gerald Simpson.
This is their music video Olympic from 1990"
Another via this interview on Graham Massey of the Sisters of Transistors and 808 State.