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    Posted: April 12 2014 at 14:18
I met Nick Magnus many years ago in Switzerland whilst I was a member of a Swiss progressive rock band Flame Dream;and Nick was on a Swiss tour with British guitarist Steve Hackett of the band Genesis.

Here is my dear old missed,longtime clever talented keyboardist British buddy Nick Magnus recently doing a little adventure at the MIM museum in Brussels in Europe,on a search for the spooky,scary and horror eerie sounds of the haunted movies of the 50's and 60's called the Ondes Martenot keyboard. I've missed Nick's humor a lot;and Nick really should've his own show on America's PBS.Go there Nick....!!
http://www.magnus-music.com
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utnHzvYi2j8&feature=youtu.be


Edited by DaleHauskins - April 12 2014 at 15:07
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2014 at 18:22
He could always hit up Radiohead, they used one on Kid A, where they got their hands on one is anyone's guess.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Polymorphia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2014 at 19:08
Originally posted by Tom Ozric

He could always hit up Radiohead, they used one on Kid A, where they got their hands on one is anyone's guess.
Jonny had it custom made, because he's rich enough. Wink He was inspired to got one by Olivier Messiaen's use of it in the Turangalila Symphonie.

Also, most 50s, 60s horror/sci-fi movies used a theremin. Ondes Martenot is similar in some ways but not the same (it has a lot more capabilities and is much easier to control).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2014 at 19:23
^ Nice to make a comfortable living off creating weirdo music ....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Polymorphia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2014 at 20:21
No kidding. They did have to write Creep first, though.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2014 at 20:58
I though Creep was originally done by Dean Martin (or somesuch crooner) ??
Still, nice to get rich from doing something you enjoy.....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Polymorphia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2014 at 21:15
You might be thinking of Paul Anka who covered it. There is actually a very similar motown song from the 60s though.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2014 at 21:31
It was some Broadway sounding thing with a big band etc. I always thought Radiohead covered the song.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Polymorphia Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2014 at 22:22
Whoops. Paul Anka covered Smells Like the Teen Spirit. Nevermind. (pun intended)

Maybe it was Richard Cheese? Thom Yorke wrote the song. Of that much I'm sure. There was also controversy with the producers who thought it was a Scott Walker cover because the band introduced it as "our Scott Walker song."
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: May 17 2014 at 22:38
Originally posted by Polymorphia

Whoops. Paul Anka covered Smells Like the Teen Spirit. Nevermind. (pun intended)."
So did Weird Al .....
It was killing me - Frank Bennett was the crooner in question who put out a version in 1996. Well, Creep alone would've made them rich and given them enough 'free reign' to experiment in the studio......

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