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Alternative Instruments used on hit records

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#41 Wolford6

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 02:18 PM

Brett Marvin and the Thunderbolts

 

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#42 Futtocks

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 02:19 PM

Los Lobos have had hits featuring the Requinto jarocho, Guitarron, Jarana huasteca and Bajo Sexto.


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Posted 02 September 2013 - 02:21 PM

Didgeridoo - Treaty by Yothu Yindi.

 

One of those also on 'Sun Arise', a UK Top 3 hit by R*** H*****


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Posted 02 September 2013 - 02:21 PM

The Grateful Dead had a percussion instrument called The Beam. Essentially, a girder with strings.


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Posted 02 September 2013 - 02:31 PM

 

 

Bagpipes - 'Mull of Kintyre' and (lest we forget), We have a Dream by B.A.Robertson, with John Gordon Sinclair and the Scotland Football squad.

 

 

Midipipes on loads of Runrig tracks, plus the Hampden Park Crowd on "Loch Lomond".

 

Bagpipes on everything the Red Hot Chilli Pipers have ever produced.


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Posted 02 September 2013 - 02:37 PM

Panpipes on 'Whenever, Wherever' by Shakira. Probably on everything else she's ever done too, but that's the only one I can remember hearing.

 

Sleighbells, on every Christmas record ever made, by anyone, ever.


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Posted 02 September 2013 - 02:57 PM

Honourable mention for every track ever produced by Seasick Steve.


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Posted 02 September 2013 - 03:36 PM

I remember 'The Dreaming' by Kate Bush being one of the maddest sounding records I'd ever heard by a mainstream artist when it was first released in the early 80s. True enough, a quick googling reveals a whole host of weird and wonderful instrumentation on it including harmonica, mandolin, bullroarer (?) , bouzouki, bouz, pipe, penny whistle, uilleann pipes, didjeridu (played by, you guessed it, R*** H*****) , stick, and additional sound effects by Percy Edwards!

 

http://en.wikipedia....reaming_(album)

 

A lot of Kate's subsequent work was equally bonkers, or just genius at work, depending on your own particular taste in music.


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Posted 02 September 2013 - 03:40 PM

I remember 'The Dreaming' by Kate Bush being one of the maddest sounding records I'd ever heard by a mainstream artist when it was first released in the early 80s. True enough, a quick googling reveals a whole host of weird and wonderful instrumentation on it including harmonica, mandolin, bullroarer (?) , bouzouki, bouz, pipe, penny whistle, uilleann pipes, didjeridu (played by, you guessed it, R*** H*****) , stick, and additional sound effects by Percy Edwards!

 

http://en.wikipedia....reaming_(album)

 

A lot of Kate's subsequent work was equally bonkers, or just genius at work, depending on your own particular taste in music.

I'd say 'The Dreaming' was her oddest album, and that's saying something!


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Posted 02 September 2013 - 03:51 PM

I'd say 'The Dreaming' was her oddest album, and that's saying something!

 

Yep, though I'm definitely in the 'genius at work' camp when it comes to Kate Bush. :)


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Posted 02 September 2013 - 04:00 PM

'Rock Island Line' by Lonnie Donegan has a washboard on it.


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Posted 02 September 2013 - 04:04 PM

'Rock Island Line' by Lonnie Donegan has a washboard on it.

 

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 04:09 PM

Simon & Garfunkel's 'The Boxer' features bass harmonica.

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 04:26 PM

'Rock Island Line' by Lonnie Donegan has a washboard on it.

'Ere.....where's me washboard? Have you seen it madam?

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#55 Mumby Magic

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 04:37 PM

That's pretty much all I can recall offhand, but there are doubtless many many more. So I did a little Googling. Some of these tripped my memory, some were new to me.

 

Balalaika - used by Boney M and Camper van Beethoven. Not often they appear in the same sentence!

 

Hurdy Gurdy - Gallows Pole, by Led Zep.

 

Penny Whistle - You can call me Al, by Paul Simon.

 

Ondes Martenot - Radiohead have, perhaps unsurprisingly, used this from time to time.

 

Spoons - Soundgarden used these in, er, 'Spoonman'.

 

Comb & Paper - Crosstown Traffic.

 

Tubular Bells - Mike Oldfield... I forget the name of the record. :P

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 05:26 PM

Another spoons one, the Sweet Talking Spoons Song by Split Enz.


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Posted 03 September 2013 - 10:10 AM

Einstürzende Neubauten certainly used drills and sledgehammers in their live "show" - a famous one being at the Hacienda


Looks like it wer' organised by't Pennine League

#58 Johnoco

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 10:11 AM

Einstürzende Neubauten certainly used drills and sledgehammers in their live "show" - a famous one being at the Hacienda

I thought it was DAF that did that?

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#59 West Country Eagle

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 01:57 PM

Simon & Garfunkel's 'The Boxer' features bass harmonica.
 
There is a Theremin used on The Beach Boys' 'Good Vibrations'.


The Theremin on "Good Vibrations" is probably the most obvious example.

Can we include the stylophone used on Orbital's "Style"? I think that was a hit (low reaches of the chart etc).
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#60 Wolford6

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 03:05 PM

Adge Cutler occasionally used to have a chicken on stage when he played on the local tv news show. I'm not sure it made any positive contributions to the music but it was the protototype rock chick.


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