More Mellodrama

February 5, 2010

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I received a few replies following the Melodrama post, in which you attempted to guess all 24 of the songs used in this clip, “Mash-Mello”:

 

As promised, here is the list of clips, in Artist, Album, “Song” format:

  1. King Crimson, In the Court of the Crimson King, “In the Court of the Crimson King”
  2. U2, All That You Can’t Leave Behind, “Beautiful Day”
  3. King Crimson, Lizard, “Cirkus”
  4. Matching Mole, Matching Mole, “O Caroline”
  5. Air, The Virgin Suicides, “Playground Love”
  6. The Flaming Lips, The Soft Bulletin, “Race for the Prize”
  7. Opeth, Damnaton, “Windowpane” (Melotron samples played on a Clavia Nord keyboard)
  8. Radiohead, OK Computer, “Exit Music (For A Film)”
  9. Oasis, What’s the Story, Morning Glory?, “Wonderwall”
  10. Yes, Close to the Edge, “And You And I”
  11. Captain Beefheart, Doc at the Radio Station, “Ashtray Heart”
  12. Tangerine Dream, Phaedra, “Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares”
  13. Led Zeppelin, Houses of the Holy, “The Rain Song”
  14. The Beatles, Magical Mystery Tour, “Flying”
  15. Talk Talk, The Colour of Spring, “Life’s What You Make It”
  16. Kraftwerk, Trans-Europe Express, “Trans-Europe Express” (Vako Orchestron, not Mellotron)
  17. Pink Floyd, Ummagumma, “Sysyphus, Pt. 1”
  18. Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Architecture and Morality, “Joan of Arc”
  19. Led Zeppelin, Houses of the Holy, “Kashmir” (The segment in the clip is actually real instruments, but the Mellotron sections also contain vocals which are too easily identified.)
  20. Big Star, #1 Record, “The India Song”
  21. Genesis, Selling England by the Pound, “Cinema Show”
  22. Yes, Fragile, “Heart of the Sunrise”
  23. David Bowie, David Bowie, “Space Oddity”
  24. Genesis, Foxtrot, Watcher of the Skies

These artists, and any more rescued the Chamberlin and Mellotron from grandma’s living room. If not, we would have had a lot more of this:

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