The strange history of Disney's cyber-psychedelic "Computers Are People Too"


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OMG! My you tube video was posted to Boing Boing by Cory!

*Faints*


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I’d still like an explanation for this one


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An explanation?.. for the best song in the history of the universe!!! Is one really needed? haha oh man, that song really made my day.


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Simple explanation: the version you remember and love was on the 12", clocking in at nearly 6 minutes. What you have posted above is closer to the 7" single version running a measly 4:18. Disappointing, I know.


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THAT was the equation!


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Can’t give you one - I liked the song better the first time around.


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I like computers.


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I’d like to thank this documentary for introducing me to the force of nature that is Michael Iceberg.


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Ha! I have Michael “Iceberg”'s LP, it was sold at Disneyworld. One of the true gems of vanity records out there. Equal parts live lounge singer, comedy, and analog synth blowout.


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This brings back some memories…In the 80’s I went to Siggraph every year. In the 70’s, when I was a ski bum/musician in Snowmass, Colorado, I was lucky enough to see Michael Iceberg set up and play a few times at “The Last Resort”. I agree with the “force of nature” comment above. Iceberg was amazing! He displayed great musicianship while simultaneously operating an extremely complex collection of machinery, singing, and carrying on a comedy routine. He would spend quite a while every night tuning and repairing his kit before his set. I have always loved Mellotrons and his beat-up Chamberlin was heaven to my ears…


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Thanks for posting that, that rendition of Baroque Hoedown was out there.

I wore out the Magic Kingdom Main St. Electrical Parade record playing that part over and over as a kid.


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