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Moogers And Shakers

Charles Shaar Murray, Observer Music Monthly, 23 January 2005

THE NAME ACTUALLY rhymes with 'vogue,' but the incorrect phonetic pronunciation somehow seems more appropriate to the noises made by the eponymous instrument created in the 1960s by Dr Robert A. Moog, visionary inventor of the modern synthesiser. It's hard to argue with Rick Wakeman's testimony: "[Moog] came up with an instrument which made sounds nothing else could... an instrument with the X-factor."

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