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Depeche Mode: @ 01.04 you see a small white keyboard on top of Martin Gore's PPG Wave synth. You also see the same little white keyboard on top of the PPG Wave during the gig. Looks like a PT Casio to me!
 

 

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British synthpop duo Blancmange, live at The Ritz in 1985. Keyboardist Stephen Luscombe's rig includes a Roland Jupiter 8, a Roland JX-8P (including additional PG800 programmer unit) AND above this, a Casio CZ5000! Many shots of the Casio being used during the gig, with a good back shot @32.36 showing "Casio" in big white letters, and @49.00 Stephen playing an arpeggio on it :2thu:

 

 

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Just been watching Devo's "That's Good" video. I'm pretty sure singer Mark Mothersbaugh "plays" the solo @1.50 on a Casio M10 strapped to him like a keytar!

 

 

Casio M10.jpg

Devo Casio M10.jpg

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In the video for Outkast's massive hit, "Hey Ya", "Benjamin Andre" (aka Andre 3000, who played all the parts in the video!) appears to have a little Casio SA76 on top of the large keyboard on a stand. I wonder if the catchy little riff in the song may even have used the Casio on the actual recording?

 

 

 

Outkast Casio SA67.png

Casio SA67.jpg

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On 7/13/2015 at 2:02 PM, Chas said:

Jarvis Cocker of Britpop band PULP, showing how he wrote one of their biggest hits - "Common People" - on his Casio MT500, and also saying how much he loves the little keyboard!

 

I took a look at the video of this song and if you look at the Keyboard players keyboard. is that a casio?

 

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2 hours ago, Larry said:

I took a look at the video of this song and if you look at the Keyboard players keyboard. is that a casio?

 

I don't think so Larry. The reverse coloured keys I'm pretty certain is something Casio has never done (major keys black, minor keys white). The stand also says "Farfisa", a well known Italian organ manufacturer, and using Google search comes up with a few similar looking keyboards/ organs to that in the video. See attached pics below, (and I've rotated the google image Farfisa upside down so it can be compared with the still shot from the video). 

 

Pulp Organ.jpg

Farfisa Professional 33d.jpg

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And another sighting! This time the mighty Depeche Mode, live at the Hammersmith Odeon in London, circa mid 1980's.

 

Martin Gore has a small white keyboard on top of his PPG Wave 2, with "FAIRLITE" badly written on the back of it. It's a Casio MT-30! Apparently it was a dig at ex-member Vince Clarke, who had allegedly spent a fortune on Fairlights while in Yazoo. Martin does also actually play the Casio, and it can be seen and heard quite clearly @ 27.20 or so.

 

 

Depeche Mode Casio Fairlite.jpg

Casio MT30.jpg

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