Songs that feature the Xylophone!

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  1. erocky

    erocky Forum Resident Thread Starter

    I have three.
    Under My Thumb the Rolling Stones
    Gone Daddy Gone the Violent Femmes
    Penetration Iggy Pop The Remix from the late 90's of Raw Power. I can't hear the Xylophone as well on the original mix.

    What else?
     
  2. Lots of Frank Zappa songs, "Inca Roads" is a one that really stands out.
     
  3. Jose Jones

    Jose Jones Outstanding Forum Member

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    "On A Holiday" from Brian Wilson's SMILE
     
  4. direwolf-pgh

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  5. jawilshere

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    Moon Light, Feels Right - Starbuck 1976
     
  6. Dear 23

    Dear 23 Forum Resident

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    First one that came to mind. :)
     
  7. No, that's a marimba. (Same goes for "Under My Thumb" BTW) Very few Zappa tracks in fact feature the xylophone, which is higher pitched and not hit with soft-type (yarned) mallets.
     
  8. First one that came to me was Gentle Giant's "Isn't It Quiet and Cold?", which features a xylophone solo.
     
  9. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

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    So does "Knots" (in nice wide stereo).
     
  10. mr_mjb1960

    mr_mjb1960 I'm a Tarrytowner 'Til I die!

    Procol Harum's "Boredom".."Fresh & Fruity!":righton:
     
  11. c-eling

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  12. pbuzby

    pbuzby Forum Resident

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    I believe there is xylophone on some cuts from Freak Out, like "Wowie Zowie."
     
  13. Andersoncouncil

    Andersoncouncil Forum Resident

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    Are you looking just for rock songs? I can give you tons of jazz tunes
     
  14. Right you are!
     
  15. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    Jeepers! Almost HALF of Frank Zappa Discography contains the xylophone!
     
  16. Yes!
     
  17. il pleut

    il pleut New Member

    not rock, but pretty much everything red norvo did from 1933-42 or so was on xylophone. he was an amazing musician.
     
  18. I admit I exaggerated a bit here. But are you sure you're not confounding the xylophone with the marimba? There is xylo on "Freak Out!" and on the albums from the "Uncle Meat" era... Then... ??
     
  19. il pleut

    il pleut New Member

    yeah, though there are xylophones on "uncle meat" and other zappa tracks (i think wowie zowie too as the other poster said)

    (beat me to the post).
     
  20. Scott in DC

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    Gentle Giant

    "First one that came to me was Gentle Giant's "Isn't It Quiet and Cold?", which features a xylophone solo."

    +++++++++++++++++

    Don't forget Inmate's Lullaby off of In A Glass House.

    Scott
     
  21. hutlock

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    This is the first one that jumped into my head.
     
  22. vince

    vince Stan Ricker's son-in-law

    Is the solo in "Moonlight Feels Right"by Starbuck a marimba?
     
  23. For some reason, the 1979 disco song "Come To Me" by France Joli springs to mind. Is that a xylophone in the break?
     
  24. pbuzby

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    Ed Mann had a xylophone in his setup (I remember him using it occasionally in the Halloween 81 MTV video) and I suspect Ruth also did. But yes, marimba was the most prominent percussion instrument in FZ's pieces.
     
  25. Echo

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    Earth and Fire - 'Weekend Love'. Right in the middle
     
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