Claude Denjean demonstrates his Moog skills on this Phase 4 Stereo Spectacular.

Some guys take a traditional record, throw in a few notes from their Moog Synthesizer, and call it a Moog album. Not Claude Denjean. The Moog takes center stage in this 1970 London Records release, in all its raw beauty.

Electronic music never quite "made it" into mainstream culture -- that's probably because it took so much work to produce these albums. For all its wizardry, the mainframe-sized Moog could only produce one sound at a time. Artists like Claude Denjean recorded track after track, probably sitting up late into the night hunched over Moog keyboards and sixteen-track tape machines.

Sounds like these might seem ordinary in today's world of digital sound manipulation, but I try to imagine how radical and exciting the Moog must have seemed in the 60's and 70's before everyone had MIDI cards and polyphonic Korg synthesizers.

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Proud Mary (MP3) You can almost hear the Moog mouthing the words... wah weft wha wha whob whin wha whitty... ok maybe not.
Sugar, Sugar (MP3) Claude knows how to make your life so sweet... yeah!
Venus (MP3) A heavy-handed Moog version of the classic tune.

See Also: Everything You Always Wanted to Hear on the Moog, Music To Moog By

Your Comments:

Clyde ( says:
I have a album by Donald Erb: Music For Instruments & Electronic Sounds A: Reconnaissance B: In No Strange Land This music was preformed at Expo 67 and is recorded on Nonesuch Records H-71223 (stereo) Always been one of my favorites! (07-06-1999)

djmoog1 ( says:
I was shocked when I heard Stereolab sample track 1 (Na Na Hey Hey) for their remix of a Pastels track. I am looking for a copy of Happy Moog and Permissive Polyphonics. In the process of putting my Moog collection onto CD! More later... moog1 (07-06-1999)

LC-Ludwiig ( says:
Moog is the greatest musical instrument ever! Hail! Hail! MOOG! Never start a band without it! (04-22-1999)

Linda ( says:
Hi, I'm looking for art and images about moog at the time of it's origin. Does anyone know any good sites or books? PLease contact me. (03-26-1999)

Daniel Van Hoven (DanVanHov@AOL.Com) says:
I used to own a vinyl record I purchase in the early to mid 70's called "Everything You Always Wanted To Hear On The MOOG" which included Ravel's Bolero. I loaned this to my wife's step father and he says "I never had it" bull! I would really like to have this album replaced if at all possible - preferably on CD. Thanks for any help! Dan P.S. I have never before or after heard such a wonderful rendition of this music before. I appreciate what the jacket said about the hundreds of tracks it took to make. (01-26-1999)

Captain Beyond says:
I (think) I used to have a record called "Moog music on vinyl for lame-brain idiots who want it on CD and are too stupid to simply buy a god-damn turntable". Does anyone know where I can find this on CD? Also, I am looking for any kazoo music that is available on CD. Please e-mail me at (12-01-1998)

John v says:
Much of my vinyl collection was synthesiser work from the late 60's on. LARRY FAST is in the middle of remastering and releasing all his work on CD so THAT is something to look for. The Hans Wurman record is a real treasure as is a whacky littl ehting that DICK HYMAN put out in the early 70's. Wendy (and at the time Walter) Carlos' output is fascinating, especially an early thing called as somebody here noticed EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO HEAR etc etc... it has an absolutly BRILLIANT and technically amazing and HILARIOUS set of variations called POMPOUS CIRCUMSTANCES that takes themes from EVERY era of classical music and recasts it all into permutations of Elgar's POMP & CIRCUMSTANCE... as good as any Quodlibet by Schikele!. (10-20-1998)

peter ( says:
ive loved moog for a long time now..ive got a few old perry/kingsley albums and a couple of more modern ones like "country moog"..but would like to have these in a better form than my now rather abused and scratchy Lp's..would anyone have them as MP3's or good 44k wavs?.. (07-22-1998)

Keith ( says:
Hello, all! FINALLY, a forum to vent my obsession with Moog music...I've been collecting it ever since I picked up a Perrey & Kingsley album about 15 years ago...I had no idea what it was or how hysterical and cool it all was. I've been more seriously searching out moog stuff in the last 6 months or so...if anyone out there has any moog vinyl to sell or trade, I'd be more than psyched about it. I recently got a CD burner, and have committed most of my faves onto CD. Fun fun fun. Maybe you'd be the one to trade with me? Email me for my list of goodies. Ciao folks! Keith (06-24-1998)

john havermans ( says:
I am searching for a modular Moog 55. No problem if it needs any restoration. please email me if you have one for sale. (06-15-1998)

Lee Fallon ( says:
I used to own an LP titled (I think) 'Everything you ever wanted to hear on the Moog (but were afraid to ask)', can anybody tell me who it was by and if its been reissued? It was full of fantastic classical music, Bizet, Ravel etc., and I'd love to get hold of a copy. (06-14-1998)

moogie wonderland!!!!!!!!!!!!! ( says:
I just discovered "Moog indigo" it's cop! If anyone out there would recommend some serious Moog albums, I would be forever in debt. (06-14-1998)

Brent Regier says:
I am looking for a copy of THE HAPPY MOOG! a record re-released on pickwick. Does anyone know who the artist is? or the name of the label it was first released on? I will buy a copy if anyone can find one. Email me at Thanks (05-21-1998)

kelly ( says:
thank you, thank you for www moog more please for more moog in the uk check out soulman records in camden market in that there london or a nice young man called sam the man runs miscelleneous(?) moog inspired nights in Lancaster north of england way cheers and toodle-oo (04-18-1998)

I have a chilean vinyl version of an album called "MOOG POWER" played by Hugo Montenegro and his Orchestra.I would like to know if this album has a cd version.This lp was pressed in 1971 (in Chile) by RCA.Thanks in advance. (04-14-1998)

Ed Keilman ( says:
Hi Moogers If anyone has a copy of The Moog Strikes Bach that they wish to part with, please contact me! Regards Ed (03-23-1998)

Ben Waugh ( says:
Just picked this lp up and it is great! Hope to see it on cd soon. (02-23-1998)

Annette (MIUMIU9602) says:
I Have the Claude Denjean MOOG album, and I really would like to get it on C-D! Can anybody tell me where can I get it, or if it is even available on C-D?? also I want to know if the John Keating space experience is available. Please e-mail me at MIUMIU9602 (12-13-1997)

Brian Linds says:
I play lots and lots of moog on The Midnight Midway on CBC Radio 2 on Sat Nov 29 from Midnight until 5:00 A.M. and Sun Nov. 30 from Midnight until 4:0 A.M. Lots and lots of the wierd the wild and the totally wacked out! Listen in and if you like the show let CBC know so I can play more of my bizarre records for the masses! (11-26-1997)

jay ( says:
i am from New England.....anyone with a Moog for sale in the middle Mass area ??? i am pioneering in electronic music, have no music lessons (just for the fun) looking for help!!! (11-14-1997)

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