Bruce is like, "this sucks".

In this episode of We Have a Technical, the senior staff talks about synthpop. Well, “talks about” would be a rather charitable way of putting it. Another way to put it would be that we rambled, quibbled and griped about it. Have a listen and enjoy the non-stop yapping of two hopeless nerds. Subscribe (and rate) on iTunes, download directly or stream from the widget below! Vaya con Dios!

00:00: As with every week, our theme music is “Black Cross (Dead When I Found Her Remix)” by ∆AIMON, available from Artoffact records.
01:40: We spoke about Skinny Puppy’s Weapon in episode #8.
02:20: Check out the Ooontzcast for some excellent contemporary industrial dance music.
02:45: A zen koan of some significance.
04:10: Hmm, this still reads okay.
05:15: Uncoiled is a different but related Coil/Nine Inch Nails boot, the one Alex is referring to here is Recoiled, out soon on Cold Spring apparently. And yes, it was Danny Hyde.
06:50: As expected, the Leather Strip Teenage Demos are kickass.
09:29: Bruce was correct, Twitch the Ripper’s Colorblind came out in 2012.
12:45: Read Alex’s review of Colorblind here.
15:55: Stop being so fucking lazy music journalists.
16:15: Thankfully, neither Bruce nor Alex mentioned John Hughes in their write-ups of Saturdays = Youth.
19:34: Fuck Zep.
20:45: “Blue Lights” is still a jam.
22:18: Beyond The Black Rainbow is basically “Witch House: The Movie”.
22:50: Stacey Q were in fact from California.
23:20: Apparently Kon Kan did in fact chart in the US with “I Beg Your Pardon”. Go figure!
27:58: Our Pal Ned Raggett joined us once before to chat about VNV Nation. Hopefully we’ll have him on again soon!
31:47: Rockism? In my music criticism? It’s more likely than you think.
32:45: We touched on some of these points in our interview with Dan.
33:18 Check Continues at the end of the month if you’re in LA!
34:04: 80sObscurities is now its own stand-alone entity on Facebook. Check it out!
41:50 Kraftwerk on The New Dance Show, A Number Of Names on The Scene (keep an eye out for the Prince impersonator, not to mention the befuddled host at the end).
49:24: The water ad seems to have vanished down the Internet memory hole, but “Pure” was used in a car commercial. The New Order Sunkist ad is required viewing: Bruce remembers spending three days trying to download it on a dial-up modem back in the Napster days.
53:31 Not quite as on the nose as Psychic TV’s “IC Water“, but yeah.
56:09: Tim Raines rules. Read the case for his HoF inclusion while being serenaded by Toto.