Silver Apples

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1993 (The 1994 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?

Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2023 (ranked #297) .

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Silver Apples (1968)
Contact (1969)

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Oscillations (1968)

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One of the pioneers of techno music...some real interesting stuff. They started in the 60's on home made synthesizers. Had a song called "Oscillations"... pretty cool stuff for that time in musical history. Were doing stuff around the same time Bruce Haack started...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 06.21.09 @ 18:26pm

yes please.

Posted by chase on Tuesday, 01.12.10 @ 23:20pm much of a sponge as you are for rock history, I thought you might want to take a listen to these guys...this song is from 1968, some REAL early electronic stuff with home made synthesizers. Let me know what you think...

Posted by Gitarzan on Thursday, 04.1.10 @ 17:33pm

Highly influential and innovative sounds from Silver Apples. Brilliant musicianship and shamefully underrated

"The Owl"

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 07.3.10 @ 05:49am

Here's "Ruby"

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 07.3.10 @ 05:50am

From wikipedia:

"Silver Apples are a psychedelic electronic music duo from New York City composed of Simeon Coxe III, who performs as Simeon, on a primitive synthesizer of his own devising (also named The Simeon), and until his death in 2005, drummer Danny Taylor. The group was active between 1967 and 1969, before reforming in the mid 1990s. They were one of the first groups to employ electronic music techniques extensively within a rock idiom, and their minimalistic style, with its pulsing, driving beat and frequently discordant modality, anticipated not only the experimental electronic music and krautrock of the 1970s, but underground dance music and indie rock of the 1990s as well."

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Saturday, 07.3.10 @ 05:53am

Silver Apples Discography:

Studio albums:

Silver Apples, 1968
Contact, 1969
The Garden, 1998
Beacon, 1998
Decatur, 1998


Silver Apples, 1997
Selections from the Early Sessions, 2008

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 12.1.11 @ 04:27am

Silver Apples:

Simeon Coxe III (Silver Apples, Contact, the Garden, Beacon, Decatur)
Danny Taylor (Silver Apples, Contact, the Garden)
Xian Hawkins (Beacon, Decatur)

Current Members:

Simeon Coxe III ("Simeon")

Past Members:

Danny Taylor (Born 1948/49?, died 2005)
Christian Hawkins ("Xian Hawkins"), currently recording under the alias "Sybarite"

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Thursday, 12.1.11 @ 04:29am

Hmmm. Really seem to have taken over the comments on this page. Anyway, GFW-analysis time:

Innovation: Built their own instruments, one of the earliest innovators of what would become krautrock, electronic music and industrial music. They were one of the first groups to employ electronic music techniques entirely within their repertoire. 30

Influence: Basically directly or indirectly influenced electronic music, krautrock, industrial music, underground dance music and indie rock of the last 40 years. Much of their influence is indirect as their underground and obscure status works against them, however. 20

Commercial success: Silver Apples have never sold a lot of records. 0

Critical acclaim: Silver Apples are critically respected. Their first two albums were both critically acclaimed. The main issue is actually finding reviews of their work in the first place as critical reviews of the band are far and few in between due to the band's esotericism. 15

Total: 65

Conclusion: Silver Apples undoubtedly deserve consideration. However, since they are relatively obscure and not well-known even amongst many music fans, their chances of induction are not very high, unfortunately. They'd be a first ballot induction into any underground, electronic or industrial music hall of fame, though.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Wednesday, 01.11.12 @ 06:07am

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