Tuesday, July 17, 2007


In the late 90's, my introduction to electronic music came long before my entrance into the scene of nightclubs and raves. 1999 marked my transcendence into the world which has consumed my life since, AMP TV was the catalyst for it all. I have been searching on-line for an extensive library with links to all videos from each episode of AMP TV, unfortunately the closest thing to it I could find was The AMP List which has formed a good base for my "research." I simply want to relive a piece of my past and in doing so spark some neuron's that haven't fired in too long. This will be an on going archive of the show and I will be editing this post in the days to come. For now, the pilot episode is listed below with some additional commentary.

"Notable for its absence of veejays, ''Amp'' offers a kaleidoscope of computer animation, experimental photography and minimalism that looks more like the offerings of an underground film festival than those of a music network. Like the handiwork of a club disk jockey, many of the videos -- some as long as 12 minutes -- are blended together, fading into one another on similar images or sounds. ''Amp'' features a mix of new artists as well as a few electronic pioneers like Kraftwerk and Paul Haslinger, formerly of Tangerine Dream."

More on the series here.

MTV|Amp TV | Pilot Episode [1996] | Music Videos Found

sun electric: meccano
[Can't find the actual video|Post if you can]

underworld: pearls girl

aphex twin: on

ken ishii: extra | Video by the same director of "Akira", Katsuhiro Otomo

spacetime continuum: kairo
[Can't Find the Video|Post if you know where I can find it]

tricky: overcome

autechre: second bad vilbel
[-VIDEO-] One Of Chris Cunningham's first music videos

orbital: the box

chemical brothers: life is sweet

underworld: cowgirl
[-VIDEO-] Not Actual Video but whatever . . .

Next episode line-up:

MP2#106: (courtsy [sic] of ceiba records - the
language of light ceiba: "pacal (ahau mix)")

money mark: hand in your head
"From beastie boys keyboardist money mark nishita's debut album."

praga khan: injected with a poison
This is the music video for the 1998 mix of "Injected with a Poison"

dmitri from paris: sacre francais!

mocean worker: diagnosis

doof: mars needs women
Can't find a video for this, but you can check
out the track on Doof's myspace. A great, old school Goa track.

eat static: interceptor

swayzak: speedboat

montefiori coctail: crazy beat

terranova: contact
Can't find the video, post if you know of a source!

moby: go

Bonus land:
Interesting piece about the emergence and rise of goa trance and the artists/labels involved.Features Simon Posford (Hallucinogen) and Youth.Channel Four news item.

Eat Static: Abduction

amp tv -

MP#103: (dr. decent & the rv)

autechre: second bad vilbel video

underworld: born slippy .NUXX [listed as born slippy (nuxx)] video

paul haslinger: world without rules video

the prodigy: firestarter video

morcheeba: trigger hippy video

Tune in, drop out of love,
Pull the trigger, I'm a hippie,
So said a truth, in blood,
Alive and well,
You push the buttons.

Standing in line of fire,
For the war,
My soul,
Step chords,
The drums,
And sing,
Love the children,
Learn to live with everything.

Love love love, i'm the trigger hippie, yeah
Love love love, we're trigger hippies, yeah.

Zoom in, cut out, add sound,
Make it feel so trippy
Hung up, let down to ground,
Forget the kill it's far to sticky

Love love love, i'm the trigger hippie, yeah
Love love love, we're trigger hippies, yeah.

Love love love, i'm the trigger hippie, yeah
Love love love, we're trigger hippies, yeah.

Love love love, i'm the trigger hippie, yeah
Love love love, we're trigger hippies, yeah

aphex twin: on

howie b.: music for babies

fluke: atom bomb

Baby's got an atom bomb
Twenty two megaton

Baby got a poison gas
Baby got a heart attacks
Baby got a pain on tap
Baby gimme some of that

Baby got a nobel prize
Given for the perfect crime
Baby got an alibi
Baby got eight more lives

Baby got a satellite
Baby got second sight
Baby got a masterplan
A foolproof master plan

Baby got purple hair
Baby got a secret lair
Baby got an army there
I ain't ever seen baby scared

(Gimme some of that)
(Gimme some of that)

Baby got a crystal ball
Baby doesn't care at all
Baby's having too much fun
Baby got an atom bomb

Baby got a fleet at sea
And a submarine called Emergency
She got a motorcade
She got a monorail
Going coast to coast on a campain trail
Playing deck of cards in an armoured car
She got a kung fu star as a bodyguard
She got a juju charm
She got a magic spell
She got a genie all three is working well
She got a tv show
She got a shopping mall
She got a miracle, she doesn't want at all
She got a monument at a great expense
She got a head of state and a president
She got destiny, she got supremecy
She got everything from A - Z
She got it all down tight, she got nothing wrong
She got the whole wide world singing baby's song

kraftwerk: the model


She's a model and she's looking good
I'd like to take her home that's understood
She plays hard to get, she smiles from time to time
It only takes a camera to change her mind

She's going out tonight but drinking just champagne
And she has been checking nearly all the men
She's playing her game and you can hear them say
She is looking good, for beauty we will pay

She's posing for consumer products now and then
For every camera she gives the best she can
I saw her on the cover of a magazine
Now she's a big success, I want to meet her again

future sound of london: cascade

skylab: seashell

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