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Although Intellivision hasn't had a band named directly after it
(q.v. The Ataris - and I'm not sure they're actually named after the
console), they DO have a tribute band! Check out
Astrosmash. In addition,
some astute observers out there have discovered some other references to Intellivision
in popular music.
On top of that, Intellivision Productions has released the
excellent Intellivision in Hi-Fi CD. It's a must-have for any hard-core
Intellivision fan! Check it out here.
The following table lists the Intellivision-related musical references and
projects that I know about. If you
wish to provide new or additional information,
let me know! Note that
this is not about music in Intellivision games, or implemented on the console,
but rather about bands that refer to Intellivision via artwork, lyrics, inspiration,
and so forth.
Music CD: Intellivision in Hi-Fi
Produced by Retrotopia Records via
Intellivision Productions, this
CD contains a wealth of actual Intellivision music - much from unreleased
or prototype projects, as well as a selection of new material specifically
recorded for the album. I especially enjoy Sufin' on Thin Ice and
Lounge Shark! Lounge Shark! Full details are
A band that claims our favorite console as part of its musical inspiration!
Check them out today!
Band: Rush - Signals (Liner notes reference)
I remember bragging to my fellow Rush fans (God, I'm OLD)
waay back when, when I noticed that the band was a fan of Intellivision
Baseball. The liner notes (from the CD here
[closeup]) proved that
Intellivision was superior to Atari - because Rush liked it!
Music CD: The Anniversary -
Designing a Nervous Breakdown (Artwork)
This was first widely announced in an
which credits Bohus Blahut with making the report. The newletter has a small
snippet from a band member about how the Microsurgeon artwork ended up
gracing their album cover. And it's not just the front cover! Also check
out the interior
and back cover.
Music CD: DJ Me DJ You - Simplemachinerock (Artwork)
This was also first widely announced in an
which credits "Dave" with making the report. The newletter has a small
snippet from a band member about how one of the band members is a big
Intellivision fan. The Imagic art theme is reflected on the back cover
and CD itself as well. Check
out the CD
and back cover.