When Neil Young fell in love with a vocoder and synths.
From 1982 and it’s all vocoder, (a Sennheiser vocoder VSM201 to be precise that seemed to be permanently attached to his head) Synclavier and futuristic lyrics from the album “Trans,” his Kraftwerk tribute album. Ahead of the pack in terms of sound, it’s Pop / Rock with plenty of electronics. Produced with Californian Studio mates, Tim Mulligan and David Briggs (an ex-member of Crazy Horse) and remixed by Richard Kaplan this was a radical departure and Geffen hated it and lawsuits were to follow.
Bizarrely 1972 release “Mr. Soul” get’s a modern dance mix. Disco / funk with that Stones riff and original vocals given a tech make over added vocoder. It sits nicely with Young’s guitar work.
Geffen Records – 0-20105
|A1||Sample And Hold (Dance Remix)||6:48|
|B1||Mr. Soul (Dance Remix)||5:53|
|B2||Sample And Hold (Single Version)||3:54|