Casio MT-70

Year released: 1984

Just Blaze: "Pops was a keyboard player. He knew a dude who used to sell Casio keyboards. We bought the Casio MT-70. It had a function that would help you learn chords. It would play a pre-programmed song and above every key was a light. When it would play back a song, you could pause it at a certain spot and learn what keys were what. The Casio keyboards would all have pre-programmed drum patterns that you could play along to. And it also had a "fill" button. So at any point while the keyboard was playing a drum patter, you could hit the button and it would do drum fills. That was where I really learned what a drum breakdown was, what a transition was, what a drum roll was."