28 Jan 2024

Blue Smoke: Bits & Bytes

From Blue Smoke, 8:00 pm on 28 January 2024
Split Enz

Split Enz Photo: supplied

Predictions that robots would be creating hit pops songs are a virtual reality: artificial intelligence is on a playlist near you. This episode of Blue Smoke looks back to the 70s and 80s and the arrival of synthesisers in New Zealand pop.

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Written, presented, and produced by Chris Bourke; engineered by Phil Benge and Alex Harmer.

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Music Details: 

Artist: Split Enz
Track: Stranger than Fiction
Composer: Judd-Finn
Album: Mental Notes
Label: White Cloud

Artist: Schtüng
Track: They Sleep Early in Cologne
Composer: Robert Hagen
45rpm single
Label: Polydor

Artist: Mike Harvey
Track: Crusher
Composer: Mike Harvey
Album: Great Expectations
Label: EMI

Artist: Murray Burns talks about ‘Computer Games’
Album: Kiwi Gold Disc II
Label: NZ On Air

Artist: MiSex
Track: Computer Games
Composer: Gilpin/Stanton/Burns
45rpm single
Label: CBS

Artist: Split Enz
Track: Double Happy
Composer: Eddie Rayner
Album: True Colours
Label: Mushroom

Artist: Body Electric
Track: Pulsing
Composer: Body Electric
12” single
Label: Jayrem

Artist: Alan Jansson talks about ‘Pulsing’
Album: Kiwi Gold Disc II
Label: NZ On Air

Artist: Marginal Era
Track: This Heaven (instrumental)
Composer: Larsen/Agar/MacDonald
12” single
Label: Reaction

Artist: Jag Moritz (Ian Morris)
Track: X=Y (Boot Up)
Composer: Ian Morris
12” single
Label: Hit Singles

Artist: Shona Laing
Track: Soviet Snow
Composer: Shona Laing
Album: South
Label: Pagan

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