Dancing to the drum machine : how electronic percussion conquered the world /

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LeRoy, Dan,


Bloomsbury Academic,, New York, United States, p.1 online resource (xxiv, 302 pages) (2023)

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(OCoLC)fst00899041, Boîte à rythmes, Drum machine, Drum machine., fast, Histoire., History.


Includes index.Foreword by Nick Rhodes. Timing is Everything -- Prologue -- From Boats to Babies : How Drum Machines Began -- The Rhythm Aces -- Beat Brothers : Sly Stone and J.J. Cale -- "The Machines Are Fighting Back" -- Teutonic Sonics : Germany and Programmed Rhythm -- Turn the Beat Around : Eno, Disco and the Drum Machine -- Our Drum Machine Could Be Your Band -- The Drum Machines That Weren't -- Punch the Clock : The Joy and Pain of Drum Programming -- Without Me, You Would Not Even Have Thought of Writing This Book -- Give the (Electronic) Drummer Some -- Inside and Outside the Box : The Linn Revolution -- "Have You Seen This New Drum Machine? Shit!" -- 808 State -- Hip Hop's Electric Guitar -- Worker Bees of the DMX -- Destination Emulation -- Mr. K's Last Laugh -- The Mammals Arrive : The Linn 9000 and the End of the Drum Machine -- Computer Love -- Time Out of Time -- Appendix. I Am Echo."The never-before told story of drum machines, from their primitive beginnings to their Eighties dominance to the ways they're still changing music today"--Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 21, 2022).