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    How many can we name ?

    Battle of Evermore, Gallows Pole, Going To California by Led Zeppelin
    Mandolin Wind, Maggie May by Rod Stewart
    Please,Please,Please Let Me Get What I Want by The Smiths
    Losing My Religion by REM
    Summer Breeze by Seals and Crofts
    Sitting by Cat Stevens
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    My prediction:

    Niles H. will provide the definitive list within 24 hours.
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    Not really a "rock" song per se, but Mike Oldfield's "Taurus 1" off the "QE2" release has a really sweet mandolin intro!
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    Quote Originally Posted by (Bucket @ Jan. 31 2007, 21:42)
    My prediction:

    Niles H. will provide the definitive list within 24 hours.
    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!
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    But its less fun when Niles provides all the answers. It's like playing Trivial Pursuit with a guy who is a trivia buff. You might as well not even be in the game!

    One that comes to mind for me is The Hooter's live cover of "Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds" on the "Hooterization" album. The signature lead-in line the Beatles did with a synthesizer, the Hooters do with a mando, and it sounds great. I think they use mando on a couple other tracks on that album also, I'll have to go back and check.

    Another one I like is Stevie Winwood playing mando on "Back in the High Life."

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    Agreed!

    Jethro Tull: "Christmas Song", "Fat Man"

    Sting "All this Time" (Soul cages)

    Neil Young "Too far gone"

    The Byrds "Take a whiff on me" "Sweet Mary"

    Manassas "So many times"

    NGDB "Mr. Bojangles"
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    Spinal Tap "Stonehenge"
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    Quote Originally Posted by
    My prediction:

    Niles H. will provide the definitive list within 24 hours
    No. You'll get more out the 'game' if you think/puzzle it out. Just like learning a tune off a CD rather than asking for a tab of it will have greater benefits. It's not the answer that is really important, it is the process of getting to the answer(s).

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    <span style='font-size:8pt;line-height:100%'>PS: Since you're listing rock stuff w/mando, why don't you also list rock stuff with (prominant) flute? (Other than Jethro Tull, of course - cause I've got most of their stuff already. #I figured if I tried starting that thread here under it's own heading, it'd get deleted for being too non-mando, but maybe I can sneak it in the back door.

    Thanks!

    BTW: Here's a non-Tull track with both mando and flute -
    Johnny Winter - Too Much Seconal</span>




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    "Country Girl" by Primal Scream, from last year.

    Not sure it was released in the US, tho'

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    Quote Originally Posted by (mandocrucian @ Feb. 01 2007, 09:00)
    PS: Since you're listing rock stuff w/mando, why don't you also list rock stuff with (prominant) flute? (Other than Jethro Tull, of course - cause I've got most of their stuff already. #I figured if I tried starting that thread here under it's own heading, it'd get deleted for being too non-mando, but maybe I can sneak it in the back door.
    Ann Wilson played flute with Heart, but offhand I can't think of any particular songs other than "Love Alive" off of Little Queen. They used to kick off shows in 1976 or so with a nice jamming instrumental with lots of flute.

    Little Queen also featured some nice mandolin work from Nancy Wilson and Roger Fisher on "Sylvan Song" and "Dream of the Archer."




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    they don't play it, but Of, Montreal has a mando featured in their new video on You Tube. be forewarned, its a pretty weird video; not really my cup of tea but i just happened upon it
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    Niles,

    the first 3 King Crimson albums (21st Century schizoid man, in the court of the Crimson King and Lizard (?)) have a lot of flute playing (I talk to the wind, Cadence and Cascades and others). Great stuff!
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    How could I forget?

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    Klaus,

    I've got the first two Crimson records (In The Court Of The Crimson King, In The Wake of Poseidon and have "I Talk To The Wind", "Moonchild" (edit) and "Cadence & Cascade" on a flute mix cdr, along with "John Barleycorn" and "40,000 Headmen", some early Van Morrison ("Moondance", "Everyone", "Astral Weeks"), and other stuff.

    Can't find my copy of Best of Canned Heat for "Goin' Up The Country" though.

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    Don't have any Focus albums. #Did Gentle Giant use flute?




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    No flute on Gentle Giant records, but there are some recorders.

    Re some of the above-mentioned tunes, I don't think that was a mandolin on Tull's, "Fat Man;" it sounds more like a middle-eastern thing such as an oud. Maybe even a balalaika.

    Plenty of flute, courtesy of Chris Wood, on all of Traffic's albums.

    Nudging the thread back towards mando content: "Holiday Inn," off of Elton John's, "Madman Across the Water."

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    Quote Originally Posted by
    I don't think that was a mandolin on Tull's, "Fat Man;"
    I'm not sure about the instrument used on the version on Stand Up.

    However on the Aqualung (remastered CD) one of the three bonus tracks (1968/69 BBC radio) was "Fat Man" with mando. It's also on the live (2001-02) Living With The Past CD #with IA playing mandolin.

    I've got an#XM Live 8-3-03 Tull show with IA playing mando on the song. I saw them in St. Pete, FL on the Broadsword tour and they did the tune, dressed up as bums sitting on park bench, with 2 (or 3) mandos (IA, Dave Pegg, Martin Barre) and bongos.

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    Patterson Hood of the Drive By Truckers plays mandolin on their song "Bulldozers and Dirt".

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    Marshall Tucker Band for flute content.

    (Ducking behind shield) Bill Monroe's later version of Were You There is rock and roll mandolin playing in my book. #I think that's where Chuck Berry could have gotten the basic idea for his signature guitar lick, anyway.

    Second Steve Winwood's mando on High Life, that is a favorite of mine.
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    Rock/pop hits with flute:

    Men at Work - Down Under
    Firefall - You Are the Woman



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    I listened to John Barleycorn this morning, and I can't hear a mandolin in it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by (Larry R @ Feb. 02 2007, 18:10)
    I listened to John Barleycorn this morning, and I can't hear a mandolin in it.
    Definitely no mando, I was referring to the flute as per Niles request. Of course, I got the King Crimson record names all wrong; but hey, it΄s been quite some time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by (Klaus Wutscher @ Feb. 01 2007, 09:05)
    The Byrds "Take a whiff on me" #"Sweet Mary"
    Just listened to Take a Whiff. Great song (recently covered by OCMS) Any ideas who's playing that mando?

    I ask because it wouldn't surprise me if Dawg's doin' it. Didn't he kinda run in those circles?
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    Byrds (UNTITLED) "Truck Stop Girl" #Clarence White # # #
    Byrds (UNTITLED) "You All Look Alike" Clarence White # #
    Byrds THE NOTORIOUS BYRD BROTHERS "Draft Morning" #Chris Hillman, crosspicked rolls, easily mistaken for 12-string guitar

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    'Kelpie' Jetro tull.
    Lots of Tull for that matter has mando..

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    Thanks, Niles.
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