The Guardian has a good interview with Robert Moog, inventor of the synthesiser that bears his name, and now subject of a documentary. He talks about the early reaction to the synth:
Oh, gosh, it freaked people out. One of the many things you could do was imitate vocal sounds - make it go 'Weeoooooww'. That really upset. The reaction was a bit like that of primitive cultures believing cameras could catch your soul.
Moog's contribution to dance music is immense, even if similarly he must take the rap for enabling those interminable prog-rock synth solos...


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