I was listening to some music yesterday which reminded me heavily of listening to electronic music back in my early teen bedroom at home. I had an Alba music system, and a small stack of vinyl. I was in a transition from the ‘pop’ music of my childhood, into discovering something new. Gary Numan, John Foxx and Kraftwerk were becoming the music of choice for this teenager from the suburbs of London.
I tried to remember what came before. Further back than the music I chose.
I remember strangely silent Sunday afternoons, when my parents might sleep in front of the TV. A heavy silence that seemed to last forever until early evening TV took over. I remember the music from an 8-track player in my Dads car. Stevie Wonder, ELO and maybe Abba. I remember the noise of a house party at home with family and friends dancing around the hi-fi system we had, Carl Douglas and Motown.
So many influences. So many memories.