Dr. Sbaitso (1992)

Dr. Sbaitso helped elementary school kids learn how a SoundBlaster card pronounced bad words before embarking on his pop music career with the lead vocal performance on Benny Benassi’s “Satisfaction.”

Soviet synthesizers

If you’ve been following my thoughts or have been me for the past decade or so, you’ll know how fascinated I am by Soviet consumer goods — how the utopian communist ideal had to somehow address the fact that people like stuff. Anyways, at about 10:20 in this video and absolutely awesome sequenced (arpeggiated?) riff kicks off that is unlike anything I’ve heard out of the West of the late 70s/early 80s. I don’t know any of the details about these ridiculous machines but the tone character is ultra unique.