29th November in Bakersfield, CA USA
Cracker white guy (i.e. Yank / Kraut / Limey / Mc)
Gorgeous or Don Solaris
Obviously difficult to say but possibly Pacific808:98
did you get into 808:
A mix between hearing Aphex Twin ramble on about how legendary
Newbuild was, listening to Don Solaris & "Mondonet" from
the Trance Europe Express 3 compilation, and seeing the
"Pacific808:98" video on late night US MTV.
· When Graham signed my Quadrastate LP right before playing
LA in '99 when I saw them live for the first time.
· Coming upon a copy of the Hit-Squad MCR 12".
(sometime in '98 probably) how talented they really were
/ are, and in the "keeping it real" department, how they
put a shocking number of others in the biz to shame.
· Having to miss seeing them play at Nocturnal Wonderland
13th Sept. '97 in LA because the Aphex Twin show was exactly
one week later at the same venue and I didn't have the time
or money to attend both. Plus I didn't quite know how cool
they were yet (shame on me), even though I had wanted to
go for them specifically. That would have been my first
· Urban Phenomenon; 29th May 1999 @ the LA Memorial
prized 808 items:
Quadrastate LP (signed by Graham), my Hit-Squad MCR 12"
and what used to be a very nice butterfly logo sticker that
donned the rear window of the truck I used to drive.
wanted 808 item:
Roland TR-808 Rhythm Composer
Plaid / The Black Dog
Boards of Canada
Gescom / Autechre
Daniel Lanois (the record producer)
Meat Beat Manifesto
Thomas Newman (the film composer)
nine inch nails
John Williams (the film composer)
The (English) Beat
Jega Discography (writer)