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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 12:06 pm 
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MentalTossFlycoon wrote:
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let's not forget these jazz classics:

john coltrane - a mellotron supreme

miles davis - kind of mellotron

charles mingus - the black mellotron and the sinner lady

Sorry. You went to the well too many times. You should have stopped with Mozart...


donovan - mellotron yellow

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 1:57 pm 
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SonofSuzyCreamcheese wrote:

Samla was later a part of the RIO-movement, with Henry Cow, Univers Zero and Stormy Six, but renamed Zamla Mammaz Manna (probably a parody of the stupid z-instead-of-s-names of the bands in the swedish "dance band" scene, with groups like Fernandoz, Lasse Stefanz and Matz Blahds. Their use of mellotron however, is on the earlier albums like Måltid and Snorungarnas symfoni. And you got to admit, they must be influenced by Uncle Meat-era Zappa a lot. :)

Have you listened to Anekdoten? A little heavier, King Crimson Red-era influenced. I love the mellotron line in this one: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64rASUL9eGQ


Good to see another Zappaphile who loves RIO music. Henry Cow and Univers Zero are both favorites of mine, but I admit to having never heard Stormy Six ... the 5 disc box set is on my Christmas list. The only Samla album I have is Maltid, which is a truly great record, I think. I suggest, if you haven't, you pick up the Romantic Warriors II DVD on Rock in Opposition, in which Chris Cutler and others talk extensively about Zappa's influence on the RIO scene. Thanks for the Anekdoten tune ... I've been meaning to check them out. Thanks very much.

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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 4:46 pm 
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Just got the new Dinosaur Jr. CD "I Bet On Sky" today. Opening track has mellotron :shock:
Very good album, a couple clunkers but overall an 8/10. Nice trilogy now - Beyond/Farm/I Bet On Sky.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 11:29 am 
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zomby'sprog wrote:

Good to see another Zappaphile who loves RIO music. Henry Cow and Univers Zero are both favorites of mine, but I admit to having never heard Stormy Six ... the 5 disc box set is on my Christmas list. The only Samla album I have is Maltid, which is a truly great record, I think. I suggest, if you haven't, you pick up the Romantic Warriors II DVD on Rock in Opposition, in which Chris Cutler and others talk extensively about Zappa's influence on the RIO scene. Thanks for the Anekdoten tune ... I've been meaning to check them out. Thanks very much.

I bet most of the Zappaphiles would love the RIO movement. Stormy Six is really good, especially the album L'Apprendista - a classic (influenced by Gentle Giant)! If you love Måltid, then also check out Klossa Knapitatet and Snorungarnas symfoni. And the Zamla Mammaz Manna-albums Schlagerns mystik/För äldre nybegynnare (very Zappaesque!) and Familjesprickor (very dark) are also awesome!

I'll check out Romantic Warriors II, thanks! :)

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 8:24 pm 
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I love the Mellotron in 'Sailors Tale'...very subtle

I bought one of the white Mellotrons once, and restored the rubbers on it which had gone shiney
It had a spare rack of tapes as well, it was a cool instrument, but a roadies nightmare
I sold it to one of the local prog revival bands in the 90's

I also saw one of the original Mellotrons sell at auction with a pile of junk for $10
I didn't realise it at the time, it was the version with the big divider in the middle of the keyboard
Probably the same as the Abbey Rd one...and probably the only one in Australia

here's a good page outlining the Mellotron history
http://www.normleete.co.uk/?page_id=23


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 9:19 pm 
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I've got a friend who restores mellotrons. He's actually got the one that Justin Hayward used on Days of Future Passed, as well as their other early albums.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 2:58 pm 
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mellotron throughout.

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http://www.planetmellotron.com/albums.htm All the albums with mellotron on them. No Zappa nor The Mothers of Invention.

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All of the guitar parts on the Kinks "Phenomenal Cat" were performed on the Mellotron Mark II. And the flutes too, obviously. Very cool!


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ursinator wrote:
Never heard or read about that. Never heard anything sounding like it. Maybe only the really big rockstars could afford one. And later on it was replaced by progress an not interestig any more? Anyone knows more?


King Crimson and Genesis were not big rock stars in the early days. In fact KC was never that popular.


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Roxy Music --> Ladytron, For Your Pleasure, The Bogus Man, Street Life

The Who --> Won't Get Fooled Again

Pink Floyd --> See-Saw, Julia Dream, Sysyphus (all Rick Wright compositions)


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Warning, there is a risk of hear attack when listening to the last part of Sysyphus in high volume...

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Johnny Winter - Cheap Tequila (R. Derringer) Todd Rundgren-Mellotron

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CityHallFred wrote:
The Who --> Won't Get Fooled Again
there's no mellotron on "won't get fooled again."

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...and Julia Dream is a Roger Waters composition.

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http://www.planetmellotron.com/toptens2.htm

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king crimson - starless

" The original lyrics and melody for "Starless" were written by John Wetton. He intended the song to be the title track of the group's previous album Starless and Bible Black. Robert Fripp and Bill Bruford initially disliked the song and declined to record it for that album. Instead the group chose an instrumental improvisation as the title track. However, "Starless" was later revived, its lyrics altered and a long instrumental section (based on a bass riff written by Bruford) added to it, and performed live between March-June 1974. For the Red recording sessions, the lyrics were again altered (with contributions by Richard Palmer-James). The haunting introductory theme, originally played by David Cross, was taken over by the guitar, with Fripp making minor alterations to the melody. As the title "Starless and Bible Black" had already been used, the original title was shortened to "Starless".

Lyrics:

Sundown dazzling day
Gold through my eyes
But my eyes turned within
Only see
Starless and bible black

Old friend charity
Cruel twisted smile
And the smile signals emptiness
For me
Starless and bible black

Ice blue silver sky
Fades into grey
To a grey hope that oh yearns to be
Starless and bible black

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Robert Fripp: guitar, mellotron
John Wetton: bass guitar, vocals
Bill Bruford: drums, percussion
Mel Collins: soprano saxophone
Ian McDonald: alto saxophone
non-credit: cello "

King Crimson - Starless:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9IQnDRYIYU

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the kinks … phenomenal cat

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Felix Papalardi on mellotron (apparently)
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