Crate Minds: DJ Lance Rock from Yo Gabba Gabba

For many, Yo Gabba Gabba is a shining light of children's television programming.

It's the genuine mixture of kooky animation and characters along with incredible music that makes small children, teenagers, parents and everyone in-between love the program.

Some of the bands to feature on the show include Cornelius, Chromeo and MGMT.

We asked DJ Lance Rock for a peek inside his album collection, and here's what he came back with.


The Human League "Reproduction" (1979)
The debut release by The Human League has one of the most awesome covers I've ever seen. It also has a beautifully clinical cover of The Righteous Brothers "You've Lost That Loving Feeling".


The Voices of East Harlem "Right On Be Free" (1970)
An inner city community youth choir ensemble, the Voices of East Harlem promoted pride and positivity. But most importantly, they made some amazing life affirming music.


Original Motion Picture Soundtrack "La Planete Sauvage" (1973)
Incredible music by Alain Goraguer for the incredible film released in the US as "Fantastic Planet". The music is alien and otherworldly, yet, melodic and funky.


Boards of Canada "Music Has The Right To Children" (1998)
The album cover says everything you need to know about this music. Strange but familiar; futuristic and nostalgic at the same time. Foreign and not of this world, yet somehow instantly recognizable. Electronic and organic. Awesome.


Milton Wright "Friends and Buddies" (1975)
An overlooked classic of '70's soul, Milton Wright is the brother of Betty Wright, and clearly talent runs in the family. Milton is an amazing singer and guitarist, but seasons his acoustic funk with some great synthesizer work!


Peter Gabriel "Peter Gabriel" (1980)
The third of the self-titled albums by Peter Gabriel, this is one of my favorite albums of all time. The amount of musical creativity and innovation crammed into this album, along with the intelligent lyrics, makes it a hallmark in modern music. I also have the version sung in German.


Kraftwerk "Ralf and Florian" (1973)
Pre-Autobahn music by Kraftwerk, this album points the way to where the band was headed. Not my favorite Kraftwerk album, but the embossed cover certainly makes it the coolest.


Original Motion Picture Soundtrack "The Andromeda Strain" (1969)
Electronic Soundtrack with some jazzy overtones composed by Gil Melle for the film version of this sci-fi classic. And yes, the vinyl is hexagonal shaped.


Joan La Barbara "Tapesongs" (1977)
A giant of Avant-garde/modern music, La Barbara (who is married to Morton Subotnick) has been exploring the field of electronics and voice for years. Composing with her own voice taped and played back to accompany her, she has made some challenging and compelling music.


Add N To X "On The Wires Of Our Nerves" (1998)
Combining dirty sounding analogue synths with live drums in order to emulate the mood of some '70's sci-fi horror show soundtrack. Add N To X does it the loudest and the noisiest. And with the most humour.

May 11, 2011 at 5:41pm in crate minds


 

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