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is there Organ Rock music?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by waloshin, Nov 1, 2012.

  1. macrumors 68030


    is there Organ Rock music?
  2. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Of course there is.

    Try listening to classic rock bands like Deep Purple, The Doors, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, ELP, Yes, Small Faces, The Animals, Iron Butterfly, etc...
  3. macrumors P6


    The B3 will live forever. :D
  4. macrumors 603


    Of course there is!!

    Just Google 'John Lord'!

  5. macrumors demi-god


    The Hammond B-3 is being used in most hippy rock bands nowadays.
  6. macrumors P6


    A good workman NEVER blames his tools. :p
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    Grey Beard

    Wally, Take a quick google (YouTube) search under Virgil Fox, live at Fillmore East. and especially watch the clip with Joe's Light Show. That is the heavy organ at it's very best.

  8. MacNut, Nov 1, 2012
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2012

    macrumors Core


    How about this.
  9. macrumors newbie

    i like it .it sounds good.it let me think a lot of things.how about you?:D
  10. macrumors 68020


    Samples are being used, I'm not aware of real organs being used for modern music since ages.
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    Staff Member

    Most bands are using "clone wheel" organs which accurately emulate the Hammond B3 (and also the Vox Continental & Farfisa Compact) and don't need a fork lift truck to load on stage every night. :)
  12. macrumors 603


    Listen to "I'm Okay" by Styx. The solo (and it's a genuine solo) is played on an actual pipe organ. So awesome.
  13. macrumors demi-god


    You really should go to some shows then. Almost every show I go to the band has a Hammond B-3.

    And I know a lot of bands. Trust me.

    Go to jambands.com. Almost every band listed on that website uses one.
  14. emvath, Nov 2, 2012
    Last edited by a moderator: Nov 3, 2012

    macrumors regular

    Here you go:

    Here you go. This is rock and or roll:

  15. VassilyTheSkin, Nov 2, 2012
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    macrumors newbie

    Focus - Hamburger Concerto

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    I was just thinking of late, that we hadn't had a 'waloshin' thread for a while.

  17. macrumors demi-god


    Life was good...
  18. macrumors 68040

    Apple OC

    I'm working on a blog of the waloshin threads ... whew ... I thought the material was drying up :D
  19. macrumors P6


    Son, you need a hobby. ;)

    Well, less confusing for certain.

    WTF would you even do that? :confused: (See response to the first quote.) :p
  20. macrumors 6502a

    Grey Beard

    Nah, not a hope in hell of Wally ever drying up.

  21. Giuly, Dec 3, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2012

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    The Doors had some superb songs which featured organ music, the classic "Light My Fire" comes to mind.

    I'm pretty certain that The Stranglers - especially some of their early stuff made impressive use of organ music, for example, the songs, (or tunes) 'No More Heroes', (listen to the instrumental section), 'Waltzinblack', 'No More Heroes' and so on.
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  24. macrumors newbie

    ELP (Emerson Lake & Palmer).

    The Band.
  25. macrumors 68030

    Mr. McMac

    Ray Manzarek of the Doors passed away yesterday (May 20th) of cancer. He was 74. Very depressing :(

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