I didn’t have a Mini Moog. I had a Korg Micro Preset.
It was a great little keyboard that I bought from The Dude Upstairs. He sold it to me because he didn’t play keyboards. He just bought it one day when he was high.
Your Old Pal Foz was, what, eighteen at the time, and living here in Lawence, Kansas with Bobby Wendalo, lead guitarist for famed Chubb recording artists Bobby and the Chuxx.
We used that Korg on a number of big hits we recorded in the 80’s, including 1984's Five Mile Hike and Welcome to the Happy Zone from the Nicaraguan Contra-inspired agitprop musical Cry Pepita, Cry!
You no doubt noticed from the video that the Micro Preset has rich and beautiful tone that can be used for a number of great sounds. I liked to use it for its ability to make the most annoying and weak sounds ever heard in pop music. There was a sound like a person whistling it would do, and if you made a really soft attack it sounded like a little kid who just learned to whistle, but doesn’t quite have it. That sound was specifically hilarious on Five Mile Hike. I must say, though, that the unconscionable screeching of that keyboard reached real genius in the cuts Eduardo (The Malefactor) and Eduardo (The Blaspheme) on the subsequent album, Time Slugs.
At some later date I didn’t have that thing any more. Can’t imagine why.
We did finally borrow a Mini Moog, and it can be heard on Quincy is the Mosquito from the 2002 classic Waking President Wahid (Yes, buy it now).
See you tonight at Cole’s! 9:00 as usual!