03 January 2007

Flutes Rock, Don't They?

Surely you have a favorite flutestrumental in rock/pop?

Here's a few (not necessarily my favorite, possibly the only I could think of and could find on YouTube)

Nicolette Larson - Lotta Love

The Moody Blues - Nights In White Satin

Prince - Gett Off (possibly where I got the term "flutestrumental" first song I recall with a 12" 'flutestrumental' mix, no flutes in this live performance, but it does have the famous 'cheeky' pantsuit, and that's so wrong on so many levels. And it's a shame he's found God again, he doesn't do the seriously nasty songs like this one in concert anymore)

Jethro Tull - Aqualung (you knew it would come to this, didn't you?)

Other songs that would have been included had the videos been available on YouTube: Hyperactive by Thomas Dolby and Disco Dazz by The Dazz Band (probably the best of the lot, but nowhere to be found in all its disco/jazz glory).


I knew I forgot something, I'm not the world's biggest Will Ferrell fan, but this scene from that Ron Burgundy film fits, and tickled me, so below it appears as if by magic.


This could go on for ever if I let it, but here's three more anyway (and that will be it)

Yes, Bill is right, Spill the Wine has some mighty fine flute action (a horrible lapse of judgment on my part to forget that song).

The Smiths you say? Yes, the Smiths I say.

Finally, the original in your face anthemic protest song. I say this IS ROCK AND ROLL!!! (or drum and fife, at any rate)


bill said...

Spill the Wine, Eric Burden and War

Ruth Anne Adams said...

Don't forget that White House Press Secretary Tony Snow plays the flute.

XWL said...

Thanks for the link Ruth Anne, my mind is officially blown now.