In the late 70s and early 80s, the use of synthesizers became widely used in rock music. From the avant-garde to pop, electronic music touched every part of the spectrum from punk and post-punk, to industrial, dance and bubblegum pop. Tuxedomoon, The Human League, Yellow Magic Orchestra, The Distributors, Gary Numan, Cabaret Voltaire, Kraftwerk, Throbbing Gristle, Algebra Suicide, Monitor, Severed Heads, Polyphonic Size, Blancmange, Yello, Howard Jones, Depeche Mode, Japan, and more!
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(Photo: Throbbing Gristle album art – fair use)