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How to Wreck a Nice Beach / By Dave Tompkins / Hardcover


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HOW TO WRECK A NICE BEACH
THE VOCODER FROM WORLD WAR II TO HIP-HOP
THE MACHINE SPEAKS

DAVE TOMPKINS
Stop Smiling Books, Chicago
Melville House Publishing, Brooklyn
Color, 336 pages, Hardcover

The history of the vocoder: how the Pentagon’s speech scrambling weapon transformed into the robot voice of pop music.

How to Wreck a Nice Beach includes interviews with:
Afrika Bambaataa, Ray Bradbury, Florian Schneider of Kraftwerk, Peter Frampton, Laurie Anderson, T-Pain, Teddy Riley, DJ Quik, ELO, Rammellzee, Arthur Baker, Michael Jonzun, Midnight Star, Lester Troutman of Zapp, Holger Czukay of Can, Donnie Wahlberg, Egyptian Lover, Fab Five Freddy, Forrest J. Ackerman, Man Parrish, Cybotron and Wendy Carlos, composer of A Clockwork Orange and The Shining.


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