Silver Apples. SILVER APPLES.
Silver Apples.
Silver Apples.
Silver Apples.
Silver Apples.

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Silver Apples.

(NY): Kapp Records, 1968. LP record (KS-3562), first issue, in original (opened) shrinkwrap, including the poster insert (featuring colour photography by Virginia Dwan). Disc Near Mint (minor spindle wear); poster insert Fine; shrinkwrapped sleeve has top left corner bump/bend and minor dings to other corners, o/w Fine.


The first album by Silver Apples, who formed in 1967 and named themselves after Yeats's poem, The Song of the Wandering Aengus. They comprised percussionist Danny Taylor and lead vocalist Simeon (Oliver Coxe III), previously members of an East Village traditional rock band, The Overland Stage Electric Band. The insert notes state: "Silver Apples is an organic mechanism composed of the Simeon and the Taylor Drums. The Simeon presently consists of nine audio oscillators and eighty-six manual controls, enabling Simeon to express his musical ideas…The Taylor Drums at this point include thirteen drums, five cymbals and other percussion instruments that Danny uses to develop his own mathematically pulsating systems, creating both Rhythm and Melody." Their pioneering electronic music paved the way for electronic duo, Suicide, among others.

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