THROWBACK: Anarchic System – Popcorn
Let’s go back way into the 70s. When listened to Doldrum’s new album, the track Loop reminded me on a song that I remember from way back. It took me a while to figure it out: the track’s name was Popcorn, an iconic electronic instrumental released in 1972. The French band who played it, Anarchic Systems, is, as the name suggests, rather a rock band, but one of their members played the MiniMoog, so they got to record this song and sold some 700,000 copies of it (my parents might even have bought one).
My personal memory of this goes back to a mall in the suburbs of Paris: a friend and I just got a new cool t-shirt and we were running around like crazy while the PA played Popcorn. That one of the powers of music: to nail down a memory in time and place.