I’d never go as far as shaving myself and painting myself silver for my music, but these frenchmen – The Rockets – from late seventies did just that and a lot more. Their music sounds a lot more synthy than the band looks playing live. They are best known for this brilliantly weird vocoderized cover version of Canned Heat‘s red-neck-truck-driving classic On The Road Again, but many of their own compositions deserve just as much attention and praise. Ingenious stuff that just can’t be matched by today’s pop’s short attention span. Although a french group by the name Stardust tried to emulate The Rockets’ success in the late 90’s by shaving their heads and painting themselves silver for the video of their filterhouse-hit Music Sounds Better With You.
Tomi / Turku Synth Club