Friday, 21 October 2016


How times have changed (thank goodness). 
I came across this pic the other day. Is this for real ? 
It's a drawing of a "cat organ".
Cruelty knew no bounds in the 17th century.

 Many credit Athanasius Kircher with the original design of this instrument. He was a German Jesuit scholar.

"The musician selected cats whose natural voices were at different pitches and arranged them in cages side by side, so that when a key on the piano was depressed, a mechanism drove a spike in the appropriate cat’s tail. The result was a melody of meows".

Synth lovers today respect all animals, especially cats.

This is what Spike has to say about all this:


  1. Reminds me of this. I acquired this and other dubious records in a father to son vinyl handover.

  2. You're a lucky man. That's a gem :-)