Trippy electronic music pioneer Bruce Haack on Mister Rogers (1968)


Here's electronic music pioneer Bruce Haack appearing on Mister Rogers' Neighborhood in 1968 with experimental children's dance educator Esther Nelson. Two years later, Haack went on to compose the quintessentially strange electronic music/acid rock record The Electric Lucifer. If you're not hip to The Electric Lucifer, it's a concept album that employs an array of instrumentation including, Moogs, guitar, voice, and a DIY vocoder to tell an epic story of the battle between heaven and hell. It's was reissued on CD several years ago and is just now available on vinyl again too! Below, listen to the track "National Anthem to the Moon." The Electric Lucifer

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  1. I think if Fred Rogers had been any more awesome, the Earth would have simply imploded.

  2. He also did this, which echoes the lament of a lot of those star children a few years after the psychedelic dream seemed to have been crushed under the iron fist of materialism.

    Bruce Haack : Blow Job

  3. There is no polemic between Prog and Punk in an historical context. Viewing the history of music in localized tribal terms becomes subsumed within a broader understanding of the history of (recorded) music. To maintain the polemic is funny, but only within its own context (guys in Anarchy t-shirts with spiky hair taking the piss out of space-cases in Cannabis symbol patchouli soaked t-shirts with greasy long hair), not in the broader context, where so-called Prog and Punk are being created in the same songs, like in Psychedelic Garage Punk for instance.

    John Lydon pre-Sex Pistols, a photo he chose to have displayed in his book No Blacks, No Irish, No Dogs. Since he became more financially secure after escaping the financial clutches of long term record industry "debt" he has contributed a lot of money to children's charities.

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