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Great Moments In Music - As 8-Bit GIFs

By NME Blog

Posted on 02 Jan 13

 
 

One of the cutest Tumblrs we've come across lately, Music History In Gifs is the work of musician/photographer Joshua Carrafa. He's selected a bunch of key music moments and rendered them as animations, in the lovably primitive style of old-school video games. Here are a few highlights.



1969 - The Beatles release 'Abbey Road






2006 - The Flaming Lips' Wayne Coyne debuts the hamster ball






2003 - The White Stripes release 'Elephant'






2001 - The Strokes release 'Is This It'






1997 - Radiohead release 'OK Computer'






1994 - Weezer's groundbreaking 'Buddy Holly' video






1992 - Guns N'Roses' epic 'November Rain' video






1990 - MC Hammer gives the world 'U Can't Touch This' - and parachute pants






1998 - Sonic Youth release 'Daydream Nation'






2008 - Rickrolling triggers an unlikely comeback for Rick Astley






1984 - Talking Heads release 'Stop Making Sense', the ultimate concert movie






1983 - Michael Jackson popularises the moonwalk






1980 - The Cure release their US debut, 'Boys Don't Cry'






1978 - Devo release 'Are We Not Men? We Are Devo!'






1977 - Pink Floyd promote 'Animals' with inflatable pig stunt






1971 - Led Zeppelin go supernova with 'IV'






1966 - The Rolling Stones release 'Paint It Black'






More of this sort of thing at Music History In Gifs

 
 
 
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