Monday, 24 October 2011

DRIVER DRIVE FASTER playing with Silver Apples this Wednesday at Night & Day

We are delighted to announce that this week Driver Drive Faster will be playing with seminal psych-electronic pioneers
Silver Apples, at Night & Day on Oldham Street, Manchester this Wednesday evening...

A bit of background...

Silver Apples appeared on the New York scene in 1967. Far from the Dead/Airplane-influenced West Coast hippies, their psychedelic music came with a dark-repetitive-New-York-scary flavour that did not sound like the rest of the Summer of Love.

Friends with Jimi Hendrix, headliners to the Central Park 1969 Festival celebrating the first man on the Moon, Silver Apples and their two cultish albums were also way ahead of their time.

Decades after their brief yet influential career first ground to a sudden and mysterious halt, the Silver Apples remain one of pop music's true enigmas: a surreal, almost unprecedented duo, their music explored interstellar drones and hums, pulsing rhythms and electronically-generated melodies years before similar ideas were adopted in the work of acolytes ranging from Suicide to Spacemen 3 to Laika.

The band is now touring as a solo act, SIMEON, aka "The Oscillation Man", who sings and plays his famous hand-made instrument, 'The Simeon", made of "nine audio oscillators piled on top of each other and eighty-six manual controls to control lead, rhythm and bass pulses with hands, feet and elbows"...

"Sid Vicious told me" Simeon said "that the Sex Pistols always played Silver Apples in the dressing room before going onstage."

A show, not to be missed.... it's £11 in and more info can be found here

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