This is a piece I wrote for Iconic Underground Magazine.
There was a time once in late 60’s and 70’s when most people didn’t even use the term synth when referring to electronic keyboards, Moog was a far more popular term just as today most of us say the word Google if we want to do an Internet search or use the brand name Hoover if we need to use a vacuum cleaner.
The innovations they developed in the early days of synthesizer technology were so groundbreaking they weren’t just game-changers, they pretty much wrote the book. It is fair to say that it would be virtually impossible for any other synthesizer manufacturer to be more influential than the Moog.
It’s easy to forget today why Moog has played such a critical role in synthesizer history.