Crash Course In Science – Cakes In The Home

Crash Course In Science – Cakes In The Home // Kitchen Motors, Mechanical Breakdown (GoGo Records) 1979. A great electronic single from Philly, Crash Course In Science mine the same area as the Units for similar effect. Again like the Units, CCIS started out as a performance art group / minimal synth combo and moved over time into more commercial territory. This is their first single from 1979 and along with their follow-up LP Signals From Pier Thirteen, represents everything Crash Course In Science ever recorded. Like The Suburban Wives Club, also from Philly, this 45 seems to focus primarily on the effects technology has on domestic life. I believe there is a feminist undercurrent to all of this, since the target demographic of domestic technology was at that point in history, considered largely to be housewives. Of course, today we are all slaves to domestic technologies so if anything, Cakes in the Home should be even more broadly relevant than it was in 1979.

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2 Responses to Crash Course In Science – Cakes In The Home

  1. Steve says:

    This is some cool stuff. Why couldn’t I ever make my Casio sound this good?!

  2. peter says:

    I really liked their use of household appliances…great record.

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