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Keyboard Presents the Best of the '80s : The Artists, Instruments, and Techniques of an Era - Ernie Rideout

Keyboard Presents the Best of the '80s

The Artists, Instruments, and Techniques of an Era

By: Ernie Rideout (Editor), Stephen Fortner (Editor), Michael Gallant (Editor)


Published: 1st July 2008
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No single decade revitalized the keyboard as a focal point as much as the 1980s. Now, the editors of Keyboard magazine have culled that era's most insightful articles and combined them with a wealth of insight to create this landmark book. Features 20 interviews with noted players and producers like Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Duran Duran's Nick Rhodes, Depeche Mode's Vince Clarke, Peter Gabriel, and The Human League, as well as such visionary pioneers as Herbie Hancock, Chick Corea, and Frank Zappa.

The Art of Noise: Anne Dudley has fun with subversive popp. 2
Vince Clarke: A decade after Depeche Mode, Erasure expands into new techno territoryp. 8
Chick Corea: The state of the artistp. 14
Depeche Mode: The wilder side: Alan Wilder speaksp. 22
Devo: Are they not keyboardists? Mark Mothersbaugh and Bob Casale devolvep. 28
Thomas Dolby: He blinded us with synth-based songsp. 34
Larry Fast: The Synergy maestro on the art of electronic orchestrationp. 40
David Foster: What's the secret weapon of the music establishment? Hint: He's a keyboard playerp. 46
Front 242: The power of recycled culture: An interview with Patrick Codenysp. 52
Peter Gabriel: The worldwide ambassador of music and technologyp. 58
Herbie Hancock: From acoustic jazz to electronic experiments, Herbie's always on the cutting edgep. 64
Bruce Hornsby: The elusive ingredients of pop success come togetherp. 72
Human League: Taking the all-synth sound to the Top 10p. 78
Jam & Lewis: The Grammy-winning keyboardists/producers defined a decadep. 84
Howard Jones: Techno-rack's top solo synthesistp. 90
Kraftwerk: The electronic minstrels of the global villagep. 96
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark: Reaching for the unlimited sonic potential of synthsp. 102
Nick Rhodes: Nick Rhodes propels Duran Duran into new wave historyp. 108
Vangelis: The Oscar-winning synthesist defines the sound of cinemap. 114
Frank Zappa: A Synclavier of symphonic proportionsp. 120
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ISBN: 9780879309305
ISBN-10: 087930930X
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 125
Published: 1st July 2008
Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 27.9 x 21.6  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.4