Pete Shelley XL1 computer art with music Buzzcocks

Pete Shelley, the Buzzcocks founder and writer, went solo and produced records such as Homosapien (banned by the BBC). It makes you wonder what the BBC is banning nowadays, for our own good, supposedly.

It seemed a good idea to make a ZX Spectrum lyrics/graphics piece for the LP (coded by friend Joey Headen). The computer program code was recorded on the 1983 Genetic/Island vinyl LP. This created lyrics and visuals. It was coded for an Sinclair ZX Spectrum (48k, issue 3).

This video has the album with the computer graphics and lyrics.

Video of computer generated art MA1:1 Abstract Originals 1984

Another video this time of MA1 ‘Abstract Originals’:1

The first generated art on MA1 Geoff Davis ‘Abstract Originals’.

No sound.

Video of computer generated art MA1:3 Geoff Davis Abstract Originals 1984

I’m putting videos of the generated art online (not just the still frames). This one is from the data cassette (and Prestel Micronet 800 later) MA1 Geoff Davis ‘Abstract Originals’, 3rd piece; with no sound. Many more to come. If you visited earlier and wondered where the music went, I decided to leave the videos as they were originally. It takes ages to find suitable music from my archives and then it is hard to fit, so music can be a separate project later.