Country Moog Music

Nashville Gold CoverQuestion: What do you get when you maliciously combine Country Music with the Moog synthesizer? Answer: An 8-bit Nintendo sounding, country groovefest titled, Nashville Gold.

“The combination of country music and the Moog brings it all together with a “Now” sound that will hold up for a long time to come.” Betsy Rothner knew this, and now, so do you. Gil Trythall, the brilliant mastermind behind this gap-filling, genre-breaking, crossover album “was born in Tennessee and still lives there with his Moog and some other people.” I hope Mr. Trythall’s Moog is paying its fair share of the bills or those “other people” might start to get uppity and turn Tennessee into a flour spilling, brick breaking riot fest (reference to the album cover).

Nashville Gold Back“Mister, I says, this here’s a cotton-pickin’, finger-lickin’, barbecued, 110 volt, Nashville Moog.” – Gil Trythall on Nashville Moog.

I have no Earthly idea where I got this album, or why it exists to begin with, but somebody, somewhere in time thought they’d jump on the Walter/Wendy Carlos inspired Switched On bandwagon and capitalize on the 15 minute frenzy. This is NOT an album you’d simply throw on in the background at your next, vegetarian dinner party. This is niche music with a demographic consisting only of Gil Trythall’s roommates… the illusive “other people.”

5 thoughts on “Country Moog Music

  1. I really like this album. Gil was a music professor, I think. I have a CD re-issue as well (true!) and that has a bonus track of a ‘serious’ Trythall electronic composition that is really interesting (if you are into that early synth, Morton Subotnick zone).

    • These tracks take me back quite a few years. My wife and I originally purchased an 8 track tape of Trythall’s moog back in the early 70’s. It had about half of the songs that were later released on vinyl. I regret lending it to a friend and never getting it back. I recently found a site where I was able to download all the tracks mp3 format. This album pioneered synthesized music.

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