Tuesday, July 18, 2017

While the latest news...

...on health care "repeal and replace" is indeed encouraging, the Oaf is still in office.

So let's dance, or at least listen to "Telstar" from the ending of Mad Men, Season 2: Episode 10.*

Named after the Telstar communications satellite, the 1962 instrumental was written and produced by Joe Meek for the English band the Tornados. The track reached No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 in December of that year.

"One of the first sci-fi-influenced pop songs," the record featured either a clavioline or the similar Jennings Clavioline, both keyboard instruments with distinctive electronic sounds. It was recorded in Meek's studio in a small flat above a shop in Holloway Road, North London.  

* Incidentally, if you're interested I've been following along by reading Alan Sepinwall's excellent commentaries on the series. Hat tip: Joe T.

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