Synth Britannia ~ the roots of British synth pop

"The thing that pissed me off about punk was you had to learn 3 chords to be in a punk band. If you had a synthesizer all you had to do was press one key with a finger you know.."

Synth Britannia is a BBC documentary about - as Kraftwerk puts it "engineer-musicians instead of dancing boys on stage to arouse the girls". Loaded with fabulous DIY-futuristic synth stars from the 80's.

During the late 70's and early 80's the most experrymental synth musicians in the UK were probably Brian Eno ~ who isn't in this documentary ~ and Throbbing Gristle ~ who only get a few seconds ;)