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Silver Apples: Play Twice Before Listening

  • 2011
  • USA
  • 105 min
  • Directed by: Barak Soval

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Having languished in obscurity for many years, 60s duo Silver Apples are now recognised as pioneers of electronica, thanks to their groundbreaking work melding psychedelic rock with primitive oscillators. At the time, switched on taste-makers like John Lennon and Jimi Hendrix sang their praises, but it's been in latter years, with the likes of Beck, the Beastie Boys, and Portishead's Geoff Barrow acknowledging their influence, that the band's renown has grown. This documentary unfolds the story of the enigmatic duo through interviews, rare performance footage and contributions from a gallery of enthusiastic talking heads. World premiere. We're delighted to welcome director Barak Soval and Simeon from Silver Apples to take part in a Q&A following the screening. Part of Glasgow Film Festival 2012: Music and Film Festival.

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GFF 2012 - Silver Apples set for Glasgow Music and Film Festival

27 Jan 2012

Live set from the cult 60s space rock pioneers

When Simeon Coxe III took a 1940s vintage oscillator onstage with him to liven up the psych-rock band he fronted, sparks flew to the extent that half the band left, and, with only drummer Danny Taylor in tow, Silver Apples were born. With their name…

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