Mort Garson: Electric Hair Pieces

Format: LP

Label: A&M

Country: UK?

Year: 1969

Price paid: $3

Purchased at: Record Archive, Rochester NY


I’ll be the first to admit that my music taste-range is fairly limited. I’m fine with that; I prefer to explore the minutia than get a great sweeping view. The ear knows what the ear likes. That being said, the only music I’ll typically buy that dates before 1977 is electronic/conceptual/Moog LPs. And I don’t have very many of those. And yes, technically this has no business on this blog.

I picked this album up even though it was a bit more beat up than I typically prefer. The cover’s got ringwear and the vinyl some surface scuffing. Basically I needed to round out the number of records I bought to get the 3-for-$10 deal on the bargain records. This album apparently goes for big bucks in high grade condition.

Wiki says- ‘Morton S. “Mort” Garson (20 July 1924 – 4 January 2008) was a Canadian-born composer, arranger, songwriter, and pioneer of electronic music. He is best known for his albums in the 1960s and 1970s that were among the first to feature Moog synthesizers’

This album is, not surprisingly, features Moog synthesizers and consists of songs from the musical ‘Hair.’ Is it hippie music or proto-Kraftwerk electronica? Depends on who you ask I guess!


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