Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Talking of 70s has-beens, my friend Wolfgang sent me this ad for an upcoming Tangerine Dream concert at the Shepherds Bush Empire in London, as part of the appallingly named Electric Manderine [sic] tour 2012. Funnily enough, that's where I last saw them, I think some 15 years ago. Even then they were 'diversifying' into AOR short tracks, none of which registered, apart from a version of The House of the Rising Sun of all things.
So now TD look like The Eagles. One has to admire Edgar Froese's stamina. He will be 68 in a fortnight. That's him in the hat. In a way, he's come full circle, having started out with a rock band called The Ones in the mid 60s. It's a million miles from Phaedra...

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