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MrCleveland
06-05-2009, 12:25 PM
Another rare instrument has crept into many rock songs. It's called the mandolin.

Songs such as "Holiday Inn" by Elton John, "Lyin' Eyes" by The Eagles, and "Tubular Bells" by Mike Oldfield.

Can you name any others?

Tabassco
06-05-2009, 12:30 PM
Doesn't System of a Down use it sometimes?

phat104u
06-05-2009, 12:32 PM
Many many Goo Goo Dolls songs...

Chimpy101
06-05-2009, 12:34 PM
Many Led Zeppelin songs...

flashmdg
06-05-2009, 12:35 PM
rem losing my religion

kook as kashmir
06-05-2009, 12:38 PM
Spinal Tap-Stonehenge ftw

tukk04
06-05-2009, 12:39 PM
rem losing my religion
beat me to it :p:

...by the way, such a n00bish question; silly n00bs, UG is for pitmonkeys :rolleyes:

enemy120
06-05-2009, 12:40 PM
there's mandolin in The Wall

hendrixfanatic
06-05-2009, 01:21 PM
Love in vain - The Rolling Stones
If you see her, say hello - Bob Dylan
When I paint my masterpiece - The Band

LedDaveZeppelin
06-05-2009, 01:50 PM
Rod Stewart has a few mondolinish songs.

And a mandolin isn't really a rare instrument.

eberg2
06-05-2009, 01:58 PM
zeppelin, jerry garcia band, any of jerry garcias side projects, really ****ing cool mandolin is jerry garcia and dave grisman(sp), theres a lot lot lot more, its not that rare in rock

fattypumbaa
06-05-2009, 03:10 PM
zeppelin, jerry garcia band, any of jerry garcias side projects, really ****ing cool mandolin is jerry garcia and dave grisman(sp), theres a lot lot lot more, its not that rare in rock


just because it's a Garcia side project doesn't mean it's rock. for instance Old and in the Way there's a mando there's also Jerry but that's bluegrass and mando is a traditional bluegrass instrument that Bill Monroe gave bluegrass it's signature accent on the off beat with. The Garcia/Grisman records aren't rock either. Don't mean to come off as snobish. Just the question referred to mando in rock and I thought Bluegrass needs its props.

radio_schizo
06-05-2009, 03:21 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bO2CUzXY0ZA&feature=related

Tempoe
06-05-2009, 03:22 PM
I think Steve Howe uses one in "And you and I"

strawforest007
06-05-2009, 05:05 PM
Rory Gallagher - Goin' To My Hometown

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zYYbK2sDaJ4

A Rolling Stone
06-05-2009, 05:37 PM
Listen to The Band, especially, say, The Basement Tapes. And just as someone said Led Zeppelin (IV and III in particular) utilize it quite a bit. I saw Tom Petty in concert and Mike Campbell pulled out an electric Rickenbacker mandolin, but I don't remember what song.

EDIT: And btw, the mandolin is not evenly remotely "rare". I live in Kentucky where bluegrass got started and just about everybody has one. I have one myself.

eberg2
06-05-2009, 06:23 PM
just because it's a Garcia side project doesn't mean it's rock. for instance Old and in the Way there's a mando there's also Jerry but that's bluegrass and mando is a traditional bluegrass instrument that Bill Monroe gave bluegrass it's signature accent on the off beat with. The Garcia/Grisman records aren't rock either. Don't mean to come off as snobish. Just the question referred to mando in rock and I thought Bluegrass needs its props.
I still think I would consider it rock because they're what his influences are in there, ya hes playing traditional songs, but they also play them a little bit to their own style, ya its not OOOOOOHZZ AC ****IN DC ROCKN ROL ARGHHHHH....!!!!!!!!!!!!, but I'd still consider it rock n roll, and it really doesnt matter what the traditional instrument is, and I really like a lot of blue grass, I don't really know many bluegrass artists but if I'm feeling it I'll just turn on a bluegrass station or whatever, but I'd still consider most things with jerry rock

TDMize15
06-05-2009, 09:03 PM
Mandolin Wind...

And probably the most famous...

Maggie May- By Rod Stewart.

TDMize15
06-06-2009, 12:24 AM
Mandolin Wind...

And probably the most famous...

Maggie May- By Rod Stewart.

And while people are mentioning stuff that isn't even remotely classic rock:

Rise- Eddie Vedder

Badger Land
06-06-2009, 06:59 AM
In terms of Classic Rock, Jethro Tull has plenty of mandolin.

Zero-Hartman
06-06-2009, 08:54 AM
Spinal Tap-Stonehenge ftw
:haha

I was singing that today, excellent song.