Top 20 Greatest Keyboard Intros of All Time

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by drmilktruck, Aug 9, 2019.

  1. drmilktruck

    drmilktruck Gretschified

    May 17, 2009
    Plymouth, MN
    I remember that it sounded very good! IIRC the total price was $900, a fortune for a high school kid. Paid for it with my summer job on a landscape crew and a year round job in the books & records department at Dayton's (RIP, swallowed up by Macy's.)

    $900 in 1980 would be $2800 now, per the inflation calculator. Could Get a pretty good system for that price today.

    Here's a picture of the speakers:

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    http://www.humanspeakers.com/genesis/gen2plus.htm
     
  2. Charlie westside

    Charlie westside Country Gent

    Jul 27, 2018
    Sylmar Califirnia
    That was a fortune for a kid in high school however, That's how important it was. I'm sure it sounded sweet. If I were not at work. I'd take a picture of my speakers. maybe later.
     
  3. Joe90

    Joe90 Synchromatic

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    Jul 6, 2014
    Canada
    Some good choices here for the 20 all time best but there's one that's conspicuously missing...


    I think it deserves to be on that list because it was a seminal piece that spawned...


    Which left its DNA in...
     
  4. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Oh ! I though I was alone to remember them... :):cool:

    AFAIR, Pergamon is a more recent TD Album, But I think that the latest I have is Underwater sunlight... In fact, I "left" TD after at the end of the Johannes Schloelling era, or nearly. So I don't know Pergamon ! :oops:

    Thanks Charlie westside ! ;)

    Yes. Sometimes, when I'm alone at home, I can push the loudness... :D

    A+!
     
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  5. MentalTossFlycoon

    MentalTossFlycoon Electromatic

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    Dec 22, 2018
    Texas
    Have all my stereo equipment I bought in the late 70's and still use it regularly to this day.........found nothing in the modern era that comes anywhere close to sounding as good: Sony Direct drive turntable, JVC 60 watt receiver, Pair of Norman Laboratory Model 7 speakers with 12 in woofer and 2 Phillips dome tweeters. Also have a pair of Norman Laboratory Model 10's but I need to reload the 10in woofers in them.....foam surround shot. Nice to be able to rattle the pictures on the wall with a simple turn of the volume knob.
     
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  6. EC Strat

    EC Strat Gretschie

    133
    Jan 11, 2019
    Louisville
    Pergamon was released in 1980 - it’s a live concert in Berlin.

    You MUST give it a listen. Do yourself a favor
     
  7. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    Ah, OK - so it's from the Tangram era (the red album, 1980), I thought it was much more recent... :oops: - I'll look to that ! ;)

    A+!
     
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  8. EC Strat

    EC Strat Gretschie

    133
    Jan 11, 2019
    Louisville
    Yes, quite a bit is from Tangram. You’ll totally zone out
     
  9. swivel

    swivel Synchromatic

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    May 13, 2018
    PNW
    Intro to "Wont get fooled again". Although I've seen a thread where some say Pete did it on guitar. But a Documentary I saw implied it was done on a synth.
     
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  10. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    The Kingsmen---"Louie, Louie" and "Money", both on the Mighty Wurlitzer.
    "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" by Cannonball Adderley, also on the Wurly.
    Lovin' Spoonful's, "Summer in the City"---again, Wurly.
     
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  11. JeffreyLeePierre

    JeffreyLeePierre Synchromatic

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    Nov 11, 2018
    Paris, north down Montmartre hill
    Which leads to ? And The Mysterians --- 96 Tears.
    Another signature intro.
    Is that on Farfisa?
     
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  12. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    Yup! Farfisa---the Devil's Calliope!
     
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  13. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

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    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    "You Know How I Feel"---Lee Michaels. Of course, all of his songs have keyboard intros.
     
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