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Should there be a 1974 trio line-up reunion?

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Should there be 1974 trio line-up reunion?

Yes! Absolutely! Good for a few albums.
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No! They need to move forward.
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27%
Maybe.
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4%
It could happen, but would not last very long.
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6%
It would never, ever happen.
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37%
 
Total votes : 43

Postby Dog_none on Sat Apr 14, 2007 10:27 pm

vrooom wrote:To be honest, anyone who thinks that RF's mellotron playing is his greatest contribution to music really shouldn't be hanging around here


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Postby vrooom on Sat Apr 14, 2007 11:00 pm

Dog_none wrote:The only real qualification for membership here is a high tolerance for idiotic behavior.


Ooooo, get her...


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Postby Gilesfan on Mon Apr 16, 2007 3:43 am

evktalo wrote:I'm under the impression Emerson *did* use mellotrons. Here's an intresting quote from Everything2. I don't know that guys sources though.

An interesting side note is that when Keith Emerson used to tour, he would travel with four Mellotrons: two to play, and two to be fixed before the next show.


I could not open the link. I wonder if he is mixing up the mellotron with the Mini-Moog or even Hammond Organ. Emo used to bash the Hammond around quite a lot. But I can't imagine him having a total of four of them on the road at the same time with him. Never know though.

I don't recall any piece by The Nice, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Emerson, Lake & Powell , 3, or any solo albums or movie scores where he used a mellotron. If anybody knows of one, please let me know.
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Postby Guest on Mon Apr 16, 2007 5:11 pm

The link did open for me but I can't recall Emerson using a Melletron on any tune either. I have most of the Nice recordings and the ELP stuff and did manage to see them a few times and can't recall ever seeing one onstage. They sort of stick out even if they paint them some other colour than white.
I gave Keith a call but he wasn't home.
They do sound cool don't they. They definitely make the keyboard hall of fame. A Hammond, a Mini Moog, a Rhodes and a Melletron. The good old days.
One more thing. They sound really good with Palmer but they sound fantastico with Powell. I like my Rock with a steady tempo. Not up and down, slower than faster. For goodness sake Carl, pick a tempo and stick to it. Have a listen to Welcome Back my Friends live stuff. It's hiariously evident and funny and sad at the same time.
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Emerson's Mellotron (note the lack of plural)

Postby NICK on Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:31 pm

This is going to get calls of derision, accusations of being a trainspotter and probably some more bile from Darren...like I give a toss.
Emerson only had one Mellotron - an M400 to be irritatingly precise, but he loathed it, and instructed Greg Lake to play it. The tapes were loaded with sound effects from Tarkus and/or Trilogy for live work, which lasted exactly 2 gigs, when it caught fire! Emerson never wanted a Mellotron, so the story about having 4 trons is incorrect. A pity, cos I wanted it to be true. The ONLY recorded work of Emerson with a Mellotron that I'm aware of is on The Nice's "Diamond - Hard Blue Apples of the Moon", which was the b-side of "America". The source of this information is ...

http://www.planetmellotron.com

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Re: Emerson's Mellotron (note the lack of plural)

Postby vrooom on Mon Apr 16, 2007 7:33 pm

NICK wrote:...some more bile from Darren...like I give a toss.


Ahhh, but by typing that you subconsciously reveal that you DO give a toss... :D


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Postby Gilesfan on Mon Apr 16, 2007 10:51 pm

laz wrote: One more thing. They sound really good with Palmer but they sound fantastico with Powell. I like my Rock with a steady tempo. Not up and down, slower than faster. For goodness sake Carl, pick a tempo and stick to it. Have a listen to Welcome Back my Friends live stuff. It's hiariously evident and funny and sad at the same time.


I agree about Cozy. He may not have been a technician, but he was great nontheless. I saw Emerson, Lake & Powell and they had a power that Emerson, Lake & Palmer never had live whenever I saw them. But Carl is Number 1 in my book. So what if he sped up from time to time? It was all that adrenaline and the pure energy of the music.
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Re: Emerson's Mellotron (note the lack of plural)

Postby Guest on Tue Apr 17, 2007 2:37 am

NICK wrote:This is going to get calls of derision, accusations of being a trainspotter and probably some more bile from Darren...like I give a toss.
Emerson only had one Mellotron - an M400 to be irritatingly precise, but he loathed it, and instructed Greg Lake to play it. The tapes were loaded with sound effects from Tarkus and/or Trilogy for live work, which lasted exactly 2 gigs, when it caught fire! Emerson never wanted a Mellotron, so the story about having 4 trons is incorrect. A pity, cos I wanted it to be true. The ONLY recorded work of Emerson with a Mellotron that I'm aware of is on The Nice's "Diamond - Hard Blue Apples of the Moon", which was the b-side of "America". The source of this information is ... http://www.planetmellotron.com Nick

No call of derision from me. Good post I must say. Thre is always room for bits of info regarding music gear on Band forums. When I was growing up I could go from Penthouse to the Fender catalogue without skipping a beat. Girls and music gear. Ahh yes.
And I would also like to say thank you Nick for clearing something else up for me. I knew it was something vile and disgusting but I couldn't quite put my finger on it. Now I know. It's bile. There is just so much of it from one person it was hard to identify. :D
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Postby evktalo on Tue Apr 17, 2007 11:08 pm

Thanks for clearing that up, Nick and others! I don't know why I had that impression. Probably from the way I remember Trilogy sounds - well, I haven't listened to that in a while.

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