Vocoders and Talkboxes in the '60s/'70s (Part 1) We have here a three-part series featuring two voice distortion devices, the vocoder and the talkbox. The music here is mostly from the entire stretch of the '70s. It's in the '80s where the use of this mouth gear really exploded, and we'll avoid that (except for a couple ringers). Robots and disco funk. Or disco and robot funk. Funk and robot disco? But that's not all...
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Background music, in order: (1) Sloche - "Ad Hoc" ("Stadacone," RCA Victor 1976) (2) Steely Dan - "East St. Louis Toodle-oo" ("Pretzel Logic," ABC 1974) (3) Young-Holt Unlimited - "Wah Wah Man" ("Born Again," Cotillion 1971) (4) The Ventures - "Silver Bells" ("The Ventures' Christmas Album," Dolton 1965) (5) Yellow Magic Orchestra - "Behind the Mask" (" X∞Multiplies," A&M 1980)