Stephen Bennett wrote:Here's the photo for those who missed it ...
Was the chunk of wood on top of the piano used for fighting off "Punks Against Prog"
When I met Rick a couple of years back I asked him about that piece of wood. If only I could remember the answer... :headbang:Arpangel wrote:Was the chunk of wood on top of the piano used for fighting off "Punks Against Prog"
jjlonbass wrote:MOF wrote:I hope you didn’t buy any of them thinking “so that’s what they used on the record”, I’m pretty sure that gear was hired without any consultation with the artists, many a time I’ve heard grand pianos coming out of electric pianos etc. :lol:I reckon I can identify 95% of classic synths from just a quick shot of the side/end plate shape. That was pretty much all I did watching Top of the Pops for years... :crazy: :lol:
Having recently re-watched various Top of the Pops episodes from 1979 and 1980, I noticed that many acts were apparently playing Yamaha CS-80s with the name of the hire company on prominent display. Usually, the sounds on the song were not very CS-80 like.
Ones that spring to mind are Rupert Hine with Quantum Jump playing "The Lone Ranger", Ron Mael with Sparks playing "The Number One Song In Heaven" and John Foxx's "Underpass" featuring no less than three CS-80s.