Monday, June 8, 2009
Believe it or not, there actually was a time when Keyboard Magazine was worth reading. They covered artists in a wide variety of scenes and styles and had some genuinely interesting articles and reviews. Lately, it seems mainly like a graveyard for prog-rockers and paid-by-the-note solo wankery.
But back in the day, they actually used to distribute the magazine with flexi-discs (which they called Soundpages), featuring music by the artists featured in that issue, and occasionally, demos of new gear. Now don't get me wrong... there is plenty of wankery here, but I find it really interesting in a nostalgic way. Someone has taken the time to digitize these and post them to the web. I have a feeling these might end up being taken down, but I hope I'm wrong. It's not like Keyboard is ever going to offer these for sale, so why not share them?
PART 1 consists of:
"00:00 - Soundpage 12, 09/85: Jan Hammer: Airport Swap, Golden Triangle
05:58 - Soundpage 13, 10/85: Chick Corea: Marimbala, Ginkakuji
11:48 - Soundpage 15, 12/85: Dave Stewart: Henry and James
15:58 - Soundpage 16, 01/86: Alan Howarth: Songs from the Inner Ear
18:31 - Soundpage 16, 01/86: Herbie Hancock: Erik's Brick Wall
20:36 - Soundpage 18, 03/86: Jean-Michel Jarre: Moon Machine
23:35 - Soundpage 20, 05/86: Ralph Grierson: Sometimes...Not Always
28:34 - Soundpage 21, 06/86: Porcaro and Bhatia: The Manor March
30:36 - Soundpage 22, 07/86: Lyle Mays: Varying Lengths
33:47 - Soundpage 23, 08/86: Larry Fast: Main Theme from Metropolitan Suite
37:56 - Soundpage 23, 09/86: Igor Kipnis: Harpsichord Favorites
- 1. A Gigge: Doctor Bulls my Selfe / John Bull
- 2. Les Baricades Misterieuses / Francois Couperin
- 3. 3 Arias / Bernardo Pasquini "