Death of the CZ

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My first synth was a Casio CZ-3000 - a kind of a cross between horrible 80s 'FM' synths and rather cooler 70s analogue beasts.

It was physically very heavy but we used it a lot - from my first musical stirrings (age 12) right up to this point.

One day I turned it on and this was the sort of noise it was making - luckily (?) I had the presence of mind to record it.

One of the many tried-and-tested Lo-Fi recording techniques we always used was turning the TV on randomly and recording what came out - I think this was from a TV adaptation of "Moll Flanders".

SPOILER ALERT - the CZ didn't actually die and continued to be used for many years to come

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from Rabbit Themes, released January 6, 1999
Woodward, Woodward, Elston, Convery

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Johnny Domino Derby, UK

Giles and Steve formed JOHNNY DOMINO in the summer of 1993.
Over the next 3-4 years they recorded over 100 songs (known as THE SHITHOUSE MASTERS) on a series of knackered 4-track recorders, drafting in other players on an ad-hoc basis.
Long-term SHITHOUSE alumni Jim became a full-time Domino in 1996, followed by Marc.
Johnny Domino played their final gig on December 23, 2006 at The Vaults, Derby.
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