I’m sure that on here, I’m not the only one interested in retro computers. Given the Shoutout Steve did on SN to Adrian Black, there’s probably a few hosts that are into this sort of thing, too.
One thing I love about old computers is their sound. Whether it’s the bleep bloops of the PC speaker, or the sample-chucking prowess of the Amiga, retro computers all had their own distinct sound.
I didn’t grow up with the C64. I had a bit of experience with at at friends’ houses when I was younger, but I never had one. I was always struck by how raunchy the C64’s SID chip sounded. I don’t mean that in a bad way, either, there’s just something raw, almost primal about some SID music I’ve heard.
So, imagine my delight when I stumbled onto a youtube channel called Noplan, who makes covers of modern songs in the C64 style. Much of these are done on the C64’s hardware, although he does mix the elements in a way an original C64 couldn’t have done out of the box. I wonder if a Twin-SID C64 could pull them off, though.
Anyway, I wanted to share a couple of tracks with you all. I know @JasonHowell did cut his teeth with the C64, so he may dig these, too.
Well, here we go!
Rammstein - Jeder lacht
System Of A Down - Chop Suey
The robotic vocals on Chop Suey somehow still manage to be haunting.