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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?
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Doesn't System of a Down use it sometimes?
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there's mandolin in The Wall
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Rod Stewart has a few mondolinish songs.

And a mandolin isn't really a rare instrument.

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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
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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.
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I think Steve Howe uses one in "And you and I"
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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.
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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
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#18
Mandolin Wind...

And probably the most famous...

Maggie May- By Rod Stewart.
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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:

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In terms of Classic Rock, Jethro Tull has plenty of mandolin.
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