Saturday, April 23, 2016

T is for Tangerine Dream

Tangerine Dream’s purely instrumental contribution to the eighties flick “Risky Business” is a big reason I bought that soundtrack. But I learned that this is just the tip of the iceberg, if you will. Thanks to Wikipedia, I learned that these German artists have produced over a hundred albums! Time to check out one or two, eh?


Troubled Puppets is my mock group for the letter T. I haven’t decided what type of music they play, but I’m picturing those so-called fabricated Americans from the 2002 sitcom “Greg the Bunny”. Seth Green acting with puppets is a joy to behold. Too bad the network mishandled things and it only lasted one year.

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21 comments:

  1. Troubled Muppets would be funny, but I bet there's a copyright there.

    Liz A. from
    Laws of Gravity

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    1. Good point! Thank you for the chuckle. I hope you are having a lovely day.

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  2. I agree with you. It is time to check them out. To think there is music in Germany that I didn't even know was being played. Thank you again for opening my eyes to what is available in Germany on the music scene.
    Have a great rest day.

    Visiting from the A to Z Blog Challenge.

    Shalom,
    Patricia @ EverythingMustChange

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    1. Oh, I'm so thrilled that you are interested. My partner has found some really interesting groups from around the world thanks to looking for unusual videos. I'm lucky that way. ~grin~ Blessings, Pat.

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  3. Oops, I've never heard of Tangerine Dream and I live in Germany. Hmmmm.. Maybe I should listen to the radio a lot more :)

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    1. How neat to find another German resident! What a beautiful country, though my visit was too long ago and brief for me to remember a whole lot. Thank you for stopping by with a kind word.

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    2. Check out their album, "Ricochet." One of my favorites. Also then listen to Steven Reich's "Music for 18 Musicians." He was influenced by a guy named Moondog. TD and Kraftwerk I think were following in their footsteps. Best

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    3. https://youtu.be/DuN12dVmsT0

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  4. I LOVE Tangerine Dream! I heard of them some years back (when we still bought vinyl albums) and had quite a few of them. Love their sound!

    @Kathleen01930
    Meet My Imaginary Friends
    #AtoZchallenge

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    1. How cool, Kathleen. Thank you for stopping by with a kind word.

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  5. PS: also check out the group, Popol Vuh, who did the soundtrack for Herzog's "Aguirre, the Wrath of God."

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    1. Fabulous! Thank you again. I appreciate the tips.

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  6. There really are quite a few good groups from Germany. (of course, my mind goes blank at this very moment).

    Troubled Puppets - I can't decide if they should be Emo or Gothic. Perhaps even a hint of Death Metal.

    Mary
    #AtoZChallenge T is for Tina Turner

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    1. I like your ideas for Troubled Puppets, Mary. Thank you for stopping by! I'm really enjoying your topic, by the way.

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  7. What about Troubled Puppies? Now that would be messed up, just to think about. I loved Risky Business and Ferris Bueller's Day Off.

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    1. Oh, Ferris Bueller's Day Off is fabulous. I also adore "Better Off Dead". The dark humor never fails to crack me up. I hope you are well, my dear. I must pop over to your blog in hopes you have better news about your furnace.

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  8. Troubled Puppets made me laugh. I'm afraid I might not take them seriously enough, though. I once knew a cat named Sparkle Tangerine.

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    1. Oh, my. What a fantastic name! Thank you for making me laugh in turn, my dear. Have a lovely day!

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  9. I'm guessing Troubled Puppets will have a string section in their band!

    Visit Keith's Ramblings

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    1. I like the way you think, Keith! Thank you for stopping by. It's always a joy to find your comments.

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