This week, the tune Popcorn will populate the WTJU Rock Marathon. On Saturday Feb 19, 7pm, we will deliver our bellydance surf synth version live on radio with DJ Baconfat.
Thursday Feb 17, 9am, DJ Hummingbird Feeder of WTJU will spin his favorite Popcorn version on a special show “Moog in the Morning” for the Rock Marathon coming Thursday. Tune in to the Popcorn universe.
The Popcorn genealogy starts here:
Gershon Kimsgley, 1969, on a Moog synth
Hot Butter popularized the tune worldwide in 1972
Popcorn by Anarchic System, live on French TV (1972): modern + hippie dance.
A personal favorite version by Jean Michel Jarre also in 1972
After several decades of Popcorn experimentation with house and electronic music (Aphex Twin), we fastforward to Kingsley playing Popcorn in 2007 on a piano, unplugged.
The virtuosic Swedish Chef of the Muppets take a stab at it in 2010
Oh, and WFMU has collected 79 versions of Popcorn.