Under the Influence of ‘70s Synths

About the songs that influenced R.M.Hendrix’s War Is On Its Way

The author, R.M. Hendrix, posing as a passed out drunk, but instead of a bottle of whiskey, he’s holding a synthesizer
R.M.Hendrix under the influence by Solomon
The band, Suicide, performing live
Suicide, from HESO Magazine
Keith Emerson, dressed in leather, playing a keyboard connected to a modular synthesizer rack
Keith Emerson, dressed in leather, playing a keyboard connected to a modular synthesizer rack
Keith Emerson, from Emerson, Lake & Palmer, with his modular synths. This set up was only practical for rock stars with roadies. Portable synths opened up the instrument to garage bands and night clubs. Photo from Moog Music
Silver Apples performing live
Silver Apples performing live
Silver Apples, 1968. Photographer unknown
Joni Mitchell, playing an acoustic guitar at a concert in 1974
Joni Mitchell, playing an acoustic guitar at a concert in 1974
Joni Mitchell, 1974 from jonimitchell.com
The band, Harmonia, gathered around several keyboards and modular synthesizers, performing a song
The band, Harmonia, gathered around several keyboards and modular synthesizers, performing a song
Harmonia, 1974. Photo from Groenland Records
R.M.Hendrix “Under the Influence: 1970's on Spotify

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