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==Cultural References==
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* The lyrics of "[[1969]]" continue a theme first developed on ''[[In a Beautiful Place out in the Country]]''; that of [[David Koresh]] and his [[wikipedia:Branch Davidian|Branch Davidian]] sect. A slogan (seemingly a favourite of [[Amo Bishop Roden]]) is repeated over and over, with a vocoded voice intoning "''1969, in the sunshine''" overdubbed at the end.  
 
* The lyrics of "[[1969]]" continue a theme first developed on ''[[In a Beautiful Place out in the Country]]''; that of [[David Koresh]] and his [[wikipedia:Branch Davidian|Branch Davidian]] sect. A slogan (seemingly a favourite of [[Amo Bishop Roden]]) is repeated over and over, with a vocoded voice intoning "''1969, in the sunshine''" overdubbed at the end.  
 
* In a 2002 interview with [[Interviews#2002-03:_OOR|OOR magazine]], [[Boards of Canada]] explained :
 
* In a 2002 interview with [[Interviews#2002-03:_OOR|OOR magazine]], [[Boards of Canada]] explained :
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* While it is tempting to conclude that, given the lyrics, the "religious group" referred to is the [[wikipedia:Branch Davidians|Branch Davidians]], the year 1969 does not appear to have had any notable significance in the history of that group. The song title more likely refers to either the establishment of the [[wikipedia:Tony Alamo|Tony and Susan Alamo Christian Foundation]] or the authoring of the Satanic Bible, both of which occurred in 1969.<ref>http://www.songmeanings.net/lyric.php?lid=3530822107858511818</ref>
 
* While it is tempting to conclude that, given the lyrics, the "religious group" referred to is the [[wikipedia:Branch Davidians|Branch Davidians]], the year 1969 does not appear to have had any notable significance in the history of that group. The song title more likely refers to either the establishment of the [[wikipedia:Tony Alamo|Tony and Susan Alamo Christian Foundation]] or the authoring of the Satanic Bible, both of which occurred in 1969.<ref>http://www.songmeanings.net/lyric.php?lid=3530822107858511818</ref>
*bengt12 points out that: "1969 was also the year that the use of CS gas was banned by the US government against foreign enemies; the same gas was used in the Waco massacre"<ref>http://songmeanings.com/songs/view/3530822107858511818/|bengt12</ref>.
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* It is worth noting that "[[1969]]", "[[Sixtyniner]]" and "[[June 9th]]" all reference "69". Also, it is one number below the number 70, ([[Music70]] being [[Boards of Canada]]'s record label). 70 is also referenced in songs "[[The Smallest Weird Number]]" and "[[Sixtyten]]".
* It is worth noting that 1969, Sixtyniner and June 9th all reference "69". Also, it is one number below the number 70, ([[Music70]] being [[Boards of Canada]]'s record label). 70 is also referenced in songs [[The Smallest Weird Number]] and [[Sixtyten]].
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* [[Sesame Street]], a great influence on the band and the source of many samples, was first aired publicly on "[[1969]]".<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sesame_Street</ref>
* 1969 is also the year before [[Michael Sandison|Michael]] was born.
 
* [[Sesame Street]], a great influence on the band and the source of many samples, was first aired publicly on 1969<ref>https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sesame_Street</ref>.
 
  
==Samples/Lyrics==
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==Samples / Lyrics==
 
*1:04 onward - ''"Although not a follower of hseroK divaD"'' ([[David Koresh]], reversed), "''she's a devoted Branch Davidian"'' ''(chorus)'' [[File:1969.mp3]]
 
*1:04 onward - ''"Although not a follower of hseroK divaD"'' ([[David Koresh]], reversed), "''she's a devoted Branch Davidian"'' ''(chorus)'' [[File:1969.mp3]]
**Sampled from a 1996 episode of the TV series "Mysteries Magic & Miracles" titled "Visions, Cults, Alchemy & More", from a segment in which [[Amo Bishop Roden]] is interviewed.<ref>{{#ev:youtube|u6gCmQ1dxek|480||||start=949|false}}</ref>
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** Sampled from a 1996 episode of the TV series "Mysteries Magic & Miracles" titled "Visions, Cults, Alchemy & More", from a segment in which [[Amo Bishop Roden]] is interviewed.<ref>{{#ev:youtube|u6gCmQ1dxek|480||||start=949|false}}</ref>
**The same quote is sampled in [[Slag Boom Van Loon - Poppy Seed|Poppy Seed remix]].
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** The same quote is sampled in "[[Slag Boom Van Loon - Poppy Seed|Poppy Seed remix]]".
**The live version of '1969' heard at the [[Lighthouse|Lighthouse Party]] does not reverse "David Koresh". <ref>{{#ev:youtube|0-X5UFGHdd0|480|||||false}}</ref>
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** The live version of '1969' heard at the [[Lighthouse|Lighthouse Party]] does not reverse "David Koresh".<ref>{{#ev:youtube|0-X5UFGHdd0|480|||||false}}</ref>
 
**When reversed, "David Koresh founded Boards of Canada" may be heard<br>[[File:David koresh founded boards of canada.mp3]]
 
**When reversed, "David Koresh founded Boards of Canada" may be heard<br>[[File:David koresh founded boards of canada.mp3]]
* 2:09, 3:42, 4:09 - Throughout the track, a scream just like the one heard in [[You Could Feel The Sky]], but not reversed or distorted. You can hear the scream clearly on the right channel.
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* 2:09, 3:42, 4:09 - Throughout the track, a scream just like the one heard in "[[You Could Feel The Sky]]", but not reversed or distorted. You can hear the scream clearly on the right channel.
*3:20 onwards - ''"1969 in the sunshine"'' female vocoded voice, similar to the voice on [[One Very Important Thought]] and the counting number sequence on [[Aquarius (song)|Aquarius]]
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* 3:20 onwards - ''"1969 in the sunshine"'' female vocoded voice, similar to the voice on [[One Very Important Thought]] and the counting number sequence on "[[Aquarius (song)|Aquarius]]".
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== Trivia ==
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* bengt12 points out that: "1969 was also the year that the use of CS gas was banned by the US government against foreign enemies; the same gas was used in the Waco massacre"<ref>http://songmeanings.com/songs/view/3530822107858511818/|bengt12</ref>.
  
 
== Videos ==
 
== Videos ==
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== External Links ==
  
 
== References ==
 
== References ==

Latest revision as of 13:25, 31 May 2022

1969
Running time 4:21
Appears on Geogaddi


Comments[edit]

Mike: "In that song it refers to a specific period in the history of a religious group, and at the same time the period in general, the hopefulness of a forward-thinking generation that wasn't aware of what was coming in their collective future."

  • While it is tempting to conclude that, given the lyrics, the "religious group" referred to is the Branch Davidians, the year 1969 does not appear to have had any notable significance in the history of that group. The song title more likely refers to either the establishment of the Tony and Susan Alamo Christian Foundation or the authoring of the Satanic Bible, both of which occurred in 1969.[1]
  • It is worth noting that "1969", "Sixtyniner" and "June 9th" all reference "69". Also, it is one number below the number 70, (Music70 being Boards of Canada's record label). 70 is also referenced in songs "The Smallest Weird Number" and "Sixtyten".
  • Sesame Street, a great influence on the band and the source of many samples, was first aired publicly on "1969".[2]

Samples / Lyrics[edit]

  • 1:04 onward - "Although not a follower of hseroK divaD" (David Koresh, reversed), "she's a devoted Branch Davidian" (chorus)
  • 2:09, 3:42, 4:09 - Throughout the track, a scream just like the one heard in "You Could Feel The Sky", but not reversed or distorted. You can hear the scream clearly on the right channel.
  • 3:20 onwards - "1969 in the sunshine" female vocoded voice, similar to the voice on One Very Important Thought and the counting number sequence on "Aquarius".

Trivia[edit]

  • bengt12 points out that: "1969 was also the year that the use of CS gas was banned by the US government against foreign enemies; the same gas was used in the Waco massacre"[5].

Videos[edit]

External Links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. http://www.songmeanings.net/lyric.php?lid=3530822107858511818
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sesame_Street
  3. http://songmeanings.com/songs/view/3530822107858511818/%7Cbengt12