Songs That Use Roland CR-78

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chris979899
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64 posts since 6 Dec, 2017

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:23 am

I am doing an essay for uni on prolific electronic instruments and wanted to do it on the CR-78. So far I have...

Blondie- heart of glass, atomic
Elton John- little Jeanie, song for guy
Gary Newman- remind me to smile
Genesis- man on the corner, duchess
Hall & Oats- I can’t go for that
John Foxx- burning car
Maze- joy and pain
Mike Oldfield- Indian lake
Orchestral manoeuvres in the dark- enola gay
Phil Collins- in the air tonight, tomorrow never knows, hand in hand
Radiohead- the numbers (live), present tense (live)
Roxy music- same old scene
Ultravox- vienna

If anybody knows anymore that'd be awesome. Also I'd love some used after the 70s/80s.

Thanks in advance.

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Forgotten
KVRAF
11398 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Songs That Use Roland CR-78

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:28 am

The whole of Metamatic by John Foxx.

sinkmusic
KVRAF
6428 posts since 28 Apr, 2004 from france

Re: Songs That Use Roland CR-78

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:29 am

Many Solvent and Skanfrom tracks use the CR78, afaik.
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Martkorg
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97 posts since 6 Oct, 2018

Re: Songs That Use Roland CR-78

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:51 am

Forgotten wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:28 am
The whole of Metamatic by John Foxx.
Damn that brings back memories " underpass" wow

bsork
KVRist
101 posts since 6 May, 2005 from Asker, Norway

Re: Songs That Use Roland CR-78

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 6:23 am

Tuxedomoon used one.

noiseboyuk
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3043 posts since 25 Jan, 2007

Re: Songs That Use Roland CR-78

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:05 am

Games Without Frontiers - Peter Gabriel

(And much of the Anywhere album by New Musik)
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Forgotten
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11398 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Songs That Use Roland CR-78

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:19 am

Martkorg wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:51 am
Forgotten wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:28 am
The whole of Metamatic by John Foxx.
Damn that brings back memories " underpass" wow
Yeah that was a great song. Confused the hell out of most people when it charted.

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Gamma-UT
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5503 posts since 8 Jun, 2009 from UK

Re: Songs That Use Roland CR-78

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:38 am

noiseboyuk wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:05 am
Games Without Frontiers - Peter Gabriel
I believe this was a PAiA rather than a CR-78, though it does sound as though could easily have been the Roland.

raiderpdog
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784 posts since 26 Jul, 2018

Re: Songs That Use Roland CR-78

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:46 am

Forgotten wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:28 am
The whole of Metamatic by John Foxx.
Love this album. Thanks for reminding me to play it, :tu:

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11398 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Songs That Use Roland CR-78

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:03 am

raiderpdog wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:46 am
Forgotten wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:28 am
The whole of Metamatic by John Foxx.
Love this album. Thanks for reminding me to play it, :tu:
Me too. Every song on it was a winner!

complicity
KVRer
7 posts since 8 Feb, 2008 from UK

Re: Songs That Use Roland CR-78

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 9:48 am

The 'Gentlemen Take Polaroids' album by Japan. Particularly the track 'Swing'.

chris979899
KVRist
64 posts since 6 Dec, 2017

Re: Songs That Use Roland CR-78

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 10:11 am

Excellent finds thank you so much

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Bodhisan
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612 posts since 7 Aug, 2015 from H2O

Re: Songs That Use Roland CR-78

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 1:15 pm

noiseboyuk wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 8:05 am

(And much of the Anywhere album by New Musik)
I did not know that - and I still play that album quite often, mostly for my fourth-graders. I love the CR78, and I mostly think of Ultravox’s Hiroshima Mon Amor when I try to replicate it. John Foxx is an icon. But Tony Mansfield is, as well, in my book.

Pacific05
KVRist
186 posts since 5 Oct, 2014 from Rome

Re: Songs That Use Roland CR-78

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:15 pm

Soft Cell, Tainted Love.

Mr Arkadin
KVRAF
1637 posts since 11 Mar, 2003

Re: Songs That Use Roland CR-78

Post Tue Apr 07, 2020 2:18 pm

chris979899 wrote:
Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:23 am
I am doing an essay for uni on prolific electronic instruments and wanted to do it on the CR-78. So far I have...
Gary Newman- remind me to smile
Forty years later and people still don't know how to spell Numan. Maybe you could spell it correctly in your essay.

Albums to check,
Telekon:
The Aircrash Bureau:
Telekon
Remind Me To Smile
I'm An Agent
Remember I Was Vapour
I Die: You Die (Single)

Dance:
Slowcar to China
A Subway Called 'You'
Cry, The Clock Said
She's Got Claws
Stories
Moral
Face To Face (B-Side)
Exhibition (B-Side)
Dance (B-Side)

I, Assassin:
White Boys and Heroes
War Songs
This Is My House
The Image Is (B-Side)

Warriors:
The Iceman Comes
My Centurion

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