We proudly offer you a Radio Revival of an original 60-minute episode from the first incarnation of Eurock broadcast in 1974, on KFIG commercial FM radio in Fresno, CA. This particular Eurock program features a deep dive into the, then brand new, and still now very much transportive music of Tangerine Dream.
Eurock founder and radio program host Archie Patterson joined dublab’s Frosty on-air to talk about his pioneering radio show and the evolution of his cosmic music enterprise to follow.
Here’s more about the program from Archie…
“It was digitized from the original 7-1/2 inch reel to reel program master tape recently discovered in the Eurock archives. It was digitized from the original 7-1/2 inch reel to reel program master tape I recently discovered in a box while going thru’ my archives.
At the time of the original broadcasts I was in the studio taking calls from the audience about what we were playing at the time. There were many questions from A LOT of VERY curious people. A couple of times simply asking, “What the hell is that noise coming out of my radio”. Other times people were simply amazed at what they heard commenting, That’s Incredible, I love it!
The program which ran for 4+ years was sponsored by the company I worked for to pay the rent after college graduation. In 1973, I also created Eurock fanzine & by 1975 had published 5-issues when I got a telegram from Music Millennium in Portland. They asked me to come up for a visit & hired me to run Intergalactic Trading Company, their new import record mail-order distribution service. So I moved up to Oregon. The rest is a long & amazing story…
I hesitate to call the program revolutionary, but I think you might agree it still sounds Pretty Incredible even TODAY. I hope you like it!”
Tangerine Dream Mysterious Semblance At The Strand Of Nightmares – Phaedra (Virgin / UK)
Tangerine Dream – Birth Of Liquid Plejades – Zeit (OHR / DE)
Tangerine Dream Phaedra – Phaedra (Virgin / UK)
Tangerine Dream – Fly And Collision of Comas Sola – Alpha Centauri Lp (OHR / DE)
There is currently a Eurock documentary film in the works. Visit their IndieGogo page to support the fundraising campaign. You can find more cosmic-minded information, music, news & reviews at www.eurock.com.
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