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Thursday, March 04, 2010

Video Fun - Love Sculpture

Hands up if you remember this one:

The camerawork is awfully 1960s, nicht wahr? An early example there of classical/rock crossover, before ELP and I think even before The Nice did their Karelia Intermezzo. (Actually both 1969 so neck and neck.)

I'd have to say that IMHO the Love Sculpture track has held up better with the passing years. And who can tell me the link between Love Sculpture and my current 25 First Lines quiz? (Hint - it's one of the ones that's been guessed.)


At 04 March, 2010 15:28, Blogger Persephone said...

Um, the lead guitarist looks a bit like Dave Edmunds. Is that it?

At 04 March, 2010 22:48, Anonymous Phil said...

Um, the lead guitarist is Dave Edmunds! That was where I first heard of him - I was astonished (& a bit disappointed) when he went back to his Spector/rock & roll roots later on.

At 05 March, 2010 22:14, Blogger Tim (Kalyr) said...

Richie Blackmore was playing a guitar version of "Hall of Mountain King" back in the mid-sixties well before Deep Purple. Not sure if he ever recorded it, though.

At 06 March, 2010 00:17, Blogger Rob said...

Indeed, the same Dave Edmunds who went on to do "I Hear You Knocking". It's a funny old world.

Tim - didn't know the Richie Blackmore HOTMK but I'll look out for it.

Of course, streching the definition of crossover a bit, but the Byrds included the complete melody, albeit with its rhythm modified to disguise it, of Bach's "Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring" as a guitar break on She Don't Care About Time in 1965.

At 06 March, 2010 01:12, Blogger Persephone said...

Also from 1965, A Lover's Concerto (Bach's Minuet in G). Or is that not rocky or bluesy enough?

At 09 March, 2010 02:05, Blogger Rob said...

Well, it's not really rock, is it? It's sort of BBC Light Programme stuff. (I am reminded of this awesome version, immortalised in Kenny Everett's "World's Worst Record Show" compilation.

In the same way I ruled out Jacques Loussier's "Air On A G String", though it's probably the best known of the lot.

At 09 March, 2010 15:22, Blogger Persephone said...

Gee, I'd forgotten all about Mrs Miller. Until now. Uh, thanks, Rob.

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