Alloy: Episode 12

Mellotron-y Goodness: Show Notes (episode 12)

The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway



  • November 18th marked the 40th anniversary of the release of Genesis' "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" a major prog-rock concept album and the last album to include Peter Gabriel as frontman. A few years ago the band members participated in a documentary that, among other things, focused on the making of "the Lamb" (as it was sometimes called). Here is that documentary in four-bits via YouTube:

Mellotron-y Goodness: Playlist (episode 12)

November 18th marked the 40th anniversary of Genesis' prog-rock classic "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" an album that featured the unique sound of the mellotron keyboard--a veritable symphony in a box (checkout wikipedia to learn more about this keyboard monster). It got me thinking about the musical power of the mellotron's sound and if it was simply a prog-rock staple or, in fact, an instrument explored by artists outside the prog-rock genre. I found it is still very relevant as this list illustrates:

Song Artist Album Amazon | iTunes| Other
Watcher of the Skies (New Stereo Mix) Genesis Foxtrot Amazon | iTunes
Strawberry Fields Forever The Beatles Magical Mystery Tour Amazon | iTunes
Please Wake Me Up Tom Waits Franks Wild Years Amazon | iTunes
The Big Top (Theme From "Boogie Nights") Michael Penn Boogie Nights (Music From the Original Motion Picture) Amazon | iTunes
Bloody Oil Medeski, Martin & Wood End Of The World Party (Just In Case) Amazon | iTunes
Mother Night Herd of Instinct Conjure Amazon | iTunes
Wave/Mother Nature's Son Brad Mehldau Largo Amazon | iTunes
Polo Towers John Scofield √úberjam Amazon | iTunes
The Vessel Megalo jonathan badger Unsung Stories from Lilly's Days as a Solar Astronaut Amazon | iTunes
The Tourist Radiohead OK Computer Amazon | iTunes

Mellotron-y Goodness

November 18 marked the 40th anniversary of Genesis' prog-rock classic "The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway" an album that featured the unique sound of the mellotron keyboard--a veritable symphony in a box (checkout wikipedia to learn more about this keyboard monster). It got me thinking about the musical power of the mellotron's sound and if it was simply a prog-rock staple or, in fact, an instrument explored by artists outside the prog-rock genre.

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