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    That I know for sure without guessing, because I've been wrong before.

    Sunnyside Of The Street
    The Ghost Of A Smile
    The House Of The Gods (love playing the intro)
    Five Green Queens And Jean
    Six To Go
    How Come
    When The Ship Comes In
    Love You Till The End
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    Where The Love's Been Gone
    The Sun And The Moon

    All by the Pogues
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    Ripple by the Grateful Dead. Am I the first to mention this one?

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    Just noticed there's some nice Italian style mandolin playing on Mott The Hoople's "I Wish I Was Your Mother" courtesy of Mick Ralphs later of Bad Company.
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    The Waterboys' Fisherman's Blues is a classic mando tune.
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    Cooder's "Look at Granny Run" brings it.

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    His solo on "Solar Sex Panel" from the Little Village album!!!

    (Seriously, fire that up and tell me again that any of this pop stuff RAWKS.) #
    [/Jack Black voice]

    Just listening to "Knockin' on Mine" on Paul Westerberg's 14 Songs and there's some painfully out of tune mandolin. [repressing the JB voice inside]




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    Runnin Blue by the Doors.
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    Mona Lisa's and Madhatters by Elton John. The mandolin part is played by David Johnstone.
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    To add to a previous post concerning the group, The Hooters, they have a generous amount of mandolin in most of the tunes on their greatest hits album "Super Hits". If I remember correctly from listening to them last night, this would include:

    All You Zombies
    And We Danced
    Johnny B.
    500 Miles
    Day By Day

    And also "Where do the Children Go" from Nervous night.

    My wife gets the 80's rock she craves (okay, I like it too), and I get mandolin.
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    Hi listened to boHi listened to both these songs by Heart. Absolutely wonderful mandolin in them. Also liHi listened to both songs you mentioned by heart. Wonderful mandolin work. Also listened to the Alan Parsons project The fall of the house of Usher: Pavane - absolutely wonderful. or should that be awesome!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry R View Post
    Just noticed there's some nice Italian style mandolin playing on Mott The Hoople's "I Wish I Was Your Mother" courtesy of Mick Ralphs later of Bad Company.
    I realize this is from a very old post, but I have always wondered about that song. I was a huge Mott the Hoople/Mick Ralphs fan. Although the mandolin is a little thin sounding, the measured tremelo is extremely fast and perfectly done. I would think it would take a fairly skilled dedicated mandolin player to accomplish it, yet AFAIK, Mick Ralphs is most known as a master guitar player.

    He just rattles this ditty off like it was nothing. At least Rod Stewart brought a real mandolin player into his session.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Klaus Wutscher View Post
    I think he did that already a couple of times, if memory serves. I would suggest to check the archives. There used to be en extensive thread on the topic.

    Of course, when it comes to mandolin and rock, Niles is the man!
    The thread came up in New Posts just a few days ago. Do we need two?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Larry R View Post
    Runnin Blue by the Doors.
    Played by Jesse McReynolds!
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    Quote Originally Posted by MandoSquirrel View Post
    The thread came up in New Posts just a few days ago. Do we need two?
    No. I'll scan through and add anything I find here not on that list to that list. When I get to it.

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    ... Mike Oldfield's "Taurus 1" off the "QE2" release has a really sweet mandolin intro!
    Made me wonder whether mandolin is included in "Tubular Bells." Just about everything else is! And that makes me wonder whether mandolin shows up on The Bonzo Dog Doo-Dah Band's riposte, "Intro/Outro." Hmmm ...

    OK, not wishing to bump up this thread, I'll toddle along now ...
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    Hi I am not sure that these songs qualify as rock at all, but an oldie "by the band: "luv" the song: "your the greatest lover", I think it is, has some nice mandolin in it - rather Italian in sound. Also I detect a sliver of mando in "andante" by Abba, but surely that is out of the rock and into the disco list? That despite the fact that "andante" cannot be defined as rock or disco - not even sure what? so does it need a list titled "pop with mando?"
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    Well, there is plenty of pop in the rock list. One list is enough, unless someone insists!

    BTW, I feel I should warn you, as someone new here, that opening a thread to include discussion of defining a definition is dangerous, irresistible to hair-splitters, like opening a can of gummy worms in front of people with sweet tooths. Threads will veer, in all likelihood, into nitpicking Never Never Land, not to return to topic for a long time. I advise against it. Fair warning!
    Last edited by journeybear; Dec-05-2012 at 5:04pm. Reason: a bit of advice
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    One I haven't seen mentioned: Peter Buck (REM) when he was in his mandolin phase guested on the Concrete Song "Darkening of the Light" (Album: Bloodletting) and has a nice little bit in there.

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    Pretty sure Fat Man features the Balalaika rather than Mandolin, but Chirstmas Song is amazing mandolin.

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