Who would have thought that the same gent responsible for the Normal 's "Warm Leatherette" -- the classic, whip-cracking electronic ode to J. Ballard 's auto-erotic novel Crash -- would follow it up several months later with a small clutch of singles covering '50s and '60s rock classics? And who would have thought that it would lead to a full LP? Inspection of the artwork fools you into thinking that the Silicon Teens are a quartet of Darryl, Jacki, Paul, and Diane. Though it sounds like a group of enthusiastic youngsters bent on giving straight-faced, faithful synthpop renditions of tunes like "Memphis, Tennessee" and "You've Really Got Me," the concept of the group is illusory. Music for Parties is an undeniably fun record in its complete lack of irony and shameless giddiness.
Do Wah Diddy Diddy
Do Wah Diddy Diddy - Silicon Teens | Song Info | AllMusic
From the Wah-stroked lead off track to the blazing dexterity of Ragsa Jaguar, the whole of the first side is an entrance to the lip-puckering tea den of Saharan trance heaven. On side 2 we have a 20 minute, smoky, slow burning, psychedelic excursion into the great unknown. A meditation on the arid and inhospitable landscape that inspires this music and its people. This is a one-time pressing of 1, copies. With the exception of Clarke, all the rest had played with Miles Davis in his then-experimental electric bands.
Music for Parties
Silicon Teens were a British virtual electronic new wave pop group. The project was the creation of Mute Records founder Daniel Miller , with Frank Tovey acting as the band's fictional frontman. The "group" were publicised as a quartet with members named Darryl, Jacki, Paul and Diane, but in reality these individuals did not exist and for media interviews their parts were played by actors, with the band's lead singer Darryl portrayed by musician Frank Tovey.