Collaborative rock scholarship hosted by Cristy Scoggins and William Gillespie, as a discussion forum to accompany our radio show Rock Geek FM and website rockgeekchic.com. We are rock scholars, writers, and radio show hosts who wish only to share the TRUTH with the internet-enabled world.
In part two of our loving narrative of the rise of the synthesizer in British post-punk, we hand-pick a bouquet of our favorite earlier examples of the genre. Wendy Carlos, as before, makes a surprise guest appearance or two.
Cristy, William, and Baby Chaos identify their favorite stand-out debut albums from 1962 through the present, playing tracks from the greatest first albums released between 1976-1996. All accompanied by astute analysis, personal anecdotes, factual misunderstandings, and a rambunctious toddler. Listen to the first hour here.
They are then joined by Chelsea Bandita and Milkwagon, and help co-host Surfabilly Freakout in a human mash-up called Freaks and Geeks. Surf and rockabilly music old and new, some from places with no beaches whatsoever.
This is the best-selling debut album of all time, according to Wikipedia this morning. #2? Boston. Neither made our list. An oversight? On whose part? Ours or the world’s?