Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Zep Fan, Jan 4, 2010.
1st, I would mention Jimmy Page's use of of a violin bow.
Alice Cooper's use of the Boa Constrictor.
Keith Emerson - knives, daggers.
Gene Simmons (Kiss) - fake "stage" blood.
Elton John - Stupid Glasses
Well, Leonard Graves Phillips of The Dickies has a rather famous one:
jon fishman ~ electrolux vacuum cleaner
trey anastasio and mike gordon ~ mini trampolines
Michael Anthony's Jack Daniels (fake)
Guided by Voices' cooler (real)
For a number of years, Nils Lofgren also used a mini-trampoline on stage.
but did he jump in unison with another band member while playing?
Don't tell that to Eddie Phillips.
Of course the flute is both an instrument and a prop for Ian Anderson.
keith richards cigarette...
Floyd's inflatable pig.
Steven Tyler's scarves...
On the 1976 tour he came on with a baby carriage, I think it might have had a telephone in it. I don't recall what it was supposed to add to the show.
"it's better than waving socks about"
Freddie Mercury's microphone with the short stand comes to mind.
As does Bowie's Gitanes in the 70s
Blue Oyster Cult's big Godzilla and, for a while, them lasers.
David Byrne's big white suit.
Yeah yeah, we all know Eddie and Syd used it first but that wasn't the question.
How about Page and the theremin? But don't tell that to Lothar and the Hand People.
Sadly no - but he jumped enough to need a hip replacement recently.
Does Dolly Parton's ample bosom count?
If it indeed does, do you count it once....or twice?
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