Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by RickH, Jun 2, 2012.
Pretty good overview, for a puff piece. I might have liked to see another good example of the Synclavier, but then, once a keyboard can sound like anything, what's the point...
Now playing on Ariel Stream: Melody Gardot - Who Will Comfort Me
Not at all impressed by some of the song choices. How about Green Onions and Like a Rolling Stone just to start for the Hammond? (Saw Al Kooper do both the other night.)
I'd also add the Vox Continental.
Immortal on Animals' 'House Of the Rising Sun'
I wonder how many people who hear the ALBUM VERSION of Moody Blues' Nights In White Satin think that all the strings are from the mellotron....
The Supertramp 'Dreamer' Wurlitzer.
Where's 'Lucky Man' by Emerson, Lake & Palmer?? It's one of the most iconic synth songs ever.
Absolutely, and what of the Farfisa? Meanwhile, any list that includes friggin' Coldplay as an iconic illustration of Hammond organ is absurd from the get-go. There are literally thousands of less icky examples.
Semantics p'haps, but I don't consider the Rhodes piano to be a keyboard (or any other all-analog, electro-mechanical-type pianos).
You may not consider it to be a piano, but you have to consider it to be a keyboard!
Actually I said the opposite: I think it's a piano, NOT a keyboard (i.e an electronic instrument)! Heh.
How about the ARP?
Also a mention of King Crimson,Genesis or Heart would have been nice
Biggest Part of Me-Ambrosia...I love the sweet sound of the Rhodes.
Yeah, an article about "Legendary" keyboards talking about Coldplay.
You realize this article was written to enlighten audiences slightly less sophisticated (read, "anal") than the Hoffmanboarderati, right...? It doesn't have to make all the quintessential iconic references, or include all of the significant entries in the History Of The Keyboards You Plug In. It's just 5 easily-identified keyboard sounds, for cryin' out loud.
Now playing on Ariel Stream: Basia - Someone For Everyone
X Offender. Wooly Bully. There are others.
1: Wurlitzer electric piano - Ray Charles "What'd I Say"
2: Hohner Pianet - Kingsmen "Louie Louie"
3: Hammond Organ - Booker T & The MGs "Green Onions"
4: Fender-Rhodes electric piano - The Doors "Riders On The Storm"
5: Hohner Clavinet - Billy Preston "Outta Space"
I'd go with "Superstition" for the Hohner Clavinet.
I went with the Preston cut because it pre-dates Wonder's. 1971 vs. 1972. I was trying to come up with the earliest archetypical examples for each instrument.
I was gonna be a smartass and reply "I didn't know Beck Bogert & Appice had a keyboard player"...
In honor of your avatar, I suppose Terry Adams deserves a mention too. I love the chaos that happens when he attacks his Clavinet.
Hammond = Smoke on the Water. That song would not sound the same without it.
Also the greatest use of Mellotron is Epitaph by King Crimson
Where's the VCS3?
Farfisa Combo Organ = "96 Tears" by ? and the Mysterians
I guess the definitive example of a Lowery Berkeley organ patched through the LFO and filter sections of a VCS3 would be The Who's "Won't Get Fooled Again".
Vincent Gallo's got a VCS3 too.
Honorable mention for each of the above instruments:
1: Small Faces "Lazy Sunday"
2: The Zombies "She's Not There"
3: The Zombies "Time Of The Season"
4: Deodato "Also Sprach Zarathustra (2001)"
5: Emerson Lake & Palmer "Nut Rocker"
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