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    Simple Minds - Theme For Great Cities
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trane View Post
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    Hope to check out everything listed ...and that this thread goes for a long time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by progholio View Post
    Ooh, that's a tough one, i'll see your Frankenstein and raise you a Streetbeater
    And I'll bump your Streetbeater

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    This theme made Merv a rather wealthy man.

    NEVER UNDERESTIMATE THE POWER OF STUPID PEOPLE IN LARGE GROUPS!

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    Also liked that Flower Kings one. I only ever had "Flower People" and only liked a small portion of it. I haven't heard anything by them since.
    You mean Flower Power

    As you like Babylon, there's no real reason not to like around 75% of the entire Flower Kings output as it is quite representative.

    Mind you, there is so much great music out there and so little time and once the Flower Kings and their family tree get their hooks into you, there isn't a lot of time left for any other music

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    Theme One

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    Always liked this:

    no tunes, no dynamics, no nosebone

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    Seen a few Zappa instrumentals posted (Peaches, Moggio, beginning of Toads of the Short Forest, Orange County Lumber Truck). Here are some others that come to mind: 21 Small Cigars, Holiday in Berlin (Full Blown), first part of Little House We Used to Live In, Watermelon in Easter Hay, Oh No (or just the whole Let's Make the Water Turn Black/Orange County Lumber Truck medley), Strictly Genteel, Sofa, the intro to Big Swifty, Blessed Relief, the first part of Waka/Jawaka, ...

    The ones that are most catch are probably Peaches and Sofa although most of these have really catchy melodies.

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    A whole bunch of the instrumentals on the debut album by Swedish band 'Lotus' are fantastic. Very catchy stuff

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    Try these gems:

    Conversations - Saga
    Monsoon - Foxtrot
    Moonrise - The Lights Of A Distant Bay
    Pendragon - Excalibur

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
    And I'll bump your Streetbeater

    oooh, well played sir! You leave me no choice.


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    That sir, is no ordinary instrumental:



    Quote Originally Posted by Shadow View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by progholio View Post
    Ooh, that's a tough one, i'll see your Frankenstein and raise you a Streetbeater


    mmmhhh!!!... I meant Edgar Winter's Frakenstein, but thanks for the Stanford & Son thing... it's been ages


    but althpough not totally instrumental, this album nears the utmost perfection

    my music collection increased tenfolds when I switched from heroin-addicts to crazy ones

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    If you haven't heard before, this Rick Wakeman - Close To The Edge a Piano Solo instrumental, with amazing images of RD artwork, you gonna stick on...

    www.youtube.com/watch?v=TKVYEShL2fs

    Quote Originally Posted by Forester1 View Post
    I have a big weakness for short (singles-length) catchy instrumentals. For me Focus were the masters of this genre - think House of the King, Hocus Pocus & Sylvia. What recommendations can you come up with ? - particularly from prog bands who you might think might not be expected to indulge in such light-heartedness.

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    Zappa:
    Peaches en Regalia
    Sofa
    Zoot Allures
    King Kong
    Night School
    Achidna's Arf
    Regyptian Strut

    Stevie Wonder-Contusion

    That Hellecasters album, Escape From Hollywood is loaded with catchy tunes.

    And there's a million catchy jazz tunes from Corner Pocket to Watermelon Man.

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    The Shadows were a predominantly instrumental act. A few lesser-known ones I particularly like are 'Jungle Jam' and 'Rockin' With Curly Leads', which have more of a 70s rock feel and could have sounded great as theme tunes to rock TV/radio programmes IMHO.

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    No one has mentioned Beck's Bolero by Jeff Beck, so I will.

    I'll also add:
    Gong - Expresso
    Spock's Beard - Skeletons at the Feast
    Frost* - Hyperventilate

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    I am surprised there has not been one mention of this one. Talk about catchy instrumentals.........

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    RE: Simple Minds. They were one of the new wave bands that could be counted on to deliver excellent instrumentals on a regular basis. Super-talented band, their first five or six albums were all really strong. I have a great fondness for “Sound in 70 Cities.” Yes, I know it’s just “70 Cities as Love Brings the Fall” with the vocals mixed out. It still really gets me there. I can’t believe there are people that actually gripe about the “chainsaw” sound in that song; that’s the best part!
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