Count the CS-80s on TOTP for one song of 1:53 length

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Count the CS-80s on TOTP for one song of 1:53 length

Post by SubliminalEffect » Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:12 am

that's some serious poundage on the stage - well over a quarter ton of analogue Yamaha circuitry...

all in the service of John Foxx singing Underpass from his album Metamatic.


does anyone know of any assemblage of more CS-80s together than this? other than a Yamaha warehouse, of course.

of course, it's Top of the Pops so no CS-80s were harmed in the making of this video.

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Post by Overgear » Wed Nov 28, 2007 11:11 am

Check out "There's No One Driving".



There's another one! :shock:

Good stuff. Thanks.

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Post by crufty » Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:37 pm

nice posts. great links, stuff like this is the reason why vintage synth is a nice forum! Thanks!

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Post by Bitexion » Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:48 pm

Still a completely s**t song anyways. Could have used Casios for all I care. Awful music.

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Post by SubliminalEffect » Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:20 pm

Overgear wrote:Check out "There's No One Driving".



There's another one! :shock:
you mean there are four in that video - i hadn't gotten to that one yet.

there's a concept - arranging songs to be performed entirely on four CS-80...

get some foxy chicks to play them, some late night infomercial and PBS fund-raising airtime and you've got yourself a best selling DVD:

ladies and gentlemen, presenting The Four CS-80s Band!

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Post by nadafarms » Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:22 pm

I think Rick Astley used 5 cs-80s on Never gonna give you up.
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Post by Bitexion » Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:01 pm

Just goes to prove that no matter how much awesome gear you got on a track, if it's s**t then it's still s**t.

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Post by PPG_HOSHII! » Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:32 pm

I had an idea that this post was a reference to that particular John Foxx video. 3 CS-80's really is insane.

Bitexion, out of curiosity why do you think the song is so shitty?
I completely understand that using lots of expensive gear doesn't make a song good, just curious to hear your opinion though.
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Post by Automatic Gainsay » Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:37 pm

Bitexion wrote:Just goes to prove that no matter how much awesome gear you got on a track, if it's s**t then it's still s**t.
Ha ha, if you hate that, Bitexion, you hate a good 90% of the 80s New Wave movement. :lol:

As far as 3 CS-80s... I imagine those were probably rented. A person or group who really used 3 would deserve some sort of award for their hard work. Plus, they'd probably be VERY wealthy.
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Post by Bitexion » Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:48 pm

I didn't like the drums, the sound, the vocals were constantly off pitch..just didn't hit any strings with me.

I like good new wave music like Duran Duran..but I don't gobble up everything from the early 80's just because it has some cool synths in it.
I was more into progrock back then also, which also features all the cool moog modulars and whatnot.
3 CS80's hmm..either very wealthy or Vangelis.

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Post by Automatic Gainsay » Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:14 pm

Bitexion wrote:I didn't like the drums, the sound, the vocals were constantly off pitch..just didn't hit any strings with me. .
Fair enough. :)

After looking at this guy's history previous to this recording, I was a little surprised that anyone would let him get away with the out of tune vocals!
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Post by Synthprophet » Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:34 pm

I still wonder how Vangelis managed to place 2xCS-80 on a stand that looks to have been made of hoover tubes.

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Post by Micke » Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:39 pm

There are actually four CS-80's in the No One Driving video, however to the best of my knowledge John Foxx didn't record with one until later.

Foxx' second album "In The Garden" (1981) might feature the CS-80 but I'm not sure. If so it was probably hired because I don't think he ever owned one.

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Post by Sir Ruff » Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:54 pm

godmcgarvey wrote:
If you hate John Foxx that much why not just ignore the thread, or create one about something you like instead
indeed...
Do you even post on vse bro?

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Post by Vxster » Wed Nov 28, 2007 9:21 pm

Bitexion wrote:I like good new wave music like Duran Duran
s/wave/romantic

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