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    Posted: December 07 2017 at 16:05
Y'now Frank Zappa? Of course you do. You probably do know he uses a lot of marimba/xylophones in his songs and they sound fantastic. I want more... I want more marimba.

Guys, could you recommend me some prog rock songs where marimba or xylophones are prominent (or at least noticeable)?

Bonus points if it's a Frank Zappa song not from Overnite, Apostrophe, Roxy & Elsewhere or One Size Fits All.

Thanks in advance!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sean Trane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2017 at 16:42
Gong in the Pierre Moerlen era comes to mind first (from Shamal until the end of PM's Gong)

And of course the spin off of Gongzilla, with his brother Benoit.
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The intro from Ian (inexplicably at the tale end of "Sweet Dream" without a segue to this song) goes as follows: "Mr. Martin Lancelot Barre is at the mighty marimba. Martin on the marimba, hooray!"


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ForestFriend Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2017 at 20:13
There's xylophone/vibraphone all over DŁn's Eros album.

It's also all over Gentle Giant's discography, like on Knots, Playing The Game, Give It Back, An Inmate's Lullaby, His Last Voyage, Funny Ways (live versions), Schooldays. Just listing songs with mallet percussion in general, so some of them will have vibraphone rather than marimba/xylophone.

And as far as some Zappa from different albums go, check out Zappa in New York; I believe it was Ruth Underwood's last album with him and there's some impressive playing on Cruisin' For Burgers and The Black Page.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The.Crimson.King Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2017 at 22:29
Originally posted by ForestFriend ForestFriend wrote:


And as far as some Zappa from different albums go, check out Zappa in New York; I believe it was Ruth Underwood's last album with him and there's some impressive playing on Cruisin' For Burgers and The Black Page.


For live recordings, I'd also highly recommend FZ's, "You Can't Do That on Stage Anymore Vol 2: The Helsinki Concert".  Ruth and her outstanding percussion (likely tons of marimba) is all over it Wink


Edited by The.Crimson.King - December 07 2017 at 22:30
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote cstack3 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2017 at 01:59
Check out "Tunnels" with vibraphonist Marc Wagnon!  Percy Jones (Brand X) is the bassist, and John Goodsall (also Brand X) is the guitarist.   


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2017 at 02:16
I feel like I always suggest the same things on threads like these. Nevertheless if you dig vibes as well as xylophone and marimba you should absolutely hear this:



Edited by Mascodagama - December 08 2017 at 02:18
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Mike Oldfield's Incantations springs to mind.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2017 at 04:41
From memory Isildurs Bane have some as well, I would post the URL but it got captcha'd.
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MAGMA. The xylophonist was having too much fun when they played live
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tapfret Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2017 at 09:18
Bondage Fruit
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2017 at 16:11
Originally posted by Tapfret Tapfret wrote:

Bondage Fruit

Ah yeah, the old Frondage Boot.  I love that band.  Six albums of genius.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Magnum Vaeltaja Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2017 at 17:02
The self-titled debut from Quebecois fusion group Maneige has a healthy amount of mallet percussion featured in it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 08 2017 at 21:47
I had thought of Incantations too, but it has already been mentioned. Mostly I remember it on part 4 (which is my favourite). Also, Awaken, from Yes... and perhaps Parallel Worlds / Vortex / Deya from Asia (it's got a part that reminds me of that Awaken section, though I'm not sure if it's really Xylophone or keyboards).
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Originally posted by Magnum Vaeltaja Magnum Vaeltaja wrote:

The self-titled debut from Quebecois fusion group Maneige has a healthy amount of mallet percussion featured in it.

Good one!  I love that first album.  The third record, Ni Vent...Ni Nouvelle is also a lot of fun and well stocked with the sound of tuned things being hit.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mascodagama Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 09 2017 at 07:43
Another album that I probably harp on about too much:



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Jaga Jazzist! >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3kOVxteDAQ
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This is more suitable >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56bcPg58Kow 
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