Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Nostradamus Award 1968

By Annette Greenaway

Listening to the beats and the bass on this record, you could be mistaken for assuming it was recorded last week by some freaky teen on a laptop, rather than by Silver Apples in 1968.

That's right - this was recorded in 1968. Nineteen sixty eight. Forty two years ago.

It's a small point, but my friend Steve often claims that breakbeats were invented by James Brown, and first used in 1970 on Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine. This is two years earlier. In your face, Steve-o!

Annette Greenaway's poetry collection, "Big Fish Little Fish Cardboard Box" can be read online or downloaded for free from

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