The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs: A Soundtrack

It's a little-known fact that the garage in Los Altos, California where Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak started Apple also had a resident band. A garage band. A 4-piece instrumental surf-space garage band. They were there when the first Apple computer booted up, and they continued playing long after the Steves had moved on from that garage, chronicling the ups and downs of Apple and particularly Steve Jobs' career. 

We recently recovered from the ether some of their jams through the years, which captured not only the sounds of the band, but the various sounds of Apple hardware, from the bleeps and boops and grinding disk drives of the earliest Apple computers, through the start-up chimes and crash sounds of the Macintosh computers, through to the tones of the iPhone. 

The band goes through a few changes as the decades progress too; from the Moog sounds of the 1970s, to the clean guitar sounds of the 1980s, to the grunge and shoegaze of the 1990s, to the final ascendency of Apple with Jobs back at the helm. 

For the Left of Left Center production of "The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs", based on the monologue by Mike Daisey, directed by Jake Penner. 

Running August 31 - September 2, 2017, at The Bartell, in Madison, Wisconsin: leftofleftcenter.com

Listen on Bandcamp here: The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs: A Soundtrack

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