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Vibraphone Orchestra
April 8, 2007 3:58 PM   Subscribe

Vibraphone Orchestra
posted by phrontist (18 comments total) 4 users marked this as a favorite

 
(it's a video. try cccp or vlc. yw)
posted by thirteenkiller at 4:16 PM on April 8, 2007


Play in browser
posted by lee at 5:49 PM on April 8, 2007


Youtube
posted by lee at 5:54 PM on April 8, 2007


Ok, now you can delete this.
posted by lee at 5:54 PM on April 8, 2007


these aren't vibraphones, they're marimbas and xilophones. vibraphones have metal bars and rotating devices in the resonating pipes.
posted by Kifer85 at 6:03 PM on April 8, 2007


Does anyone remember the rock group Gong, which used a Xylophone (at least during a small part of their existence)? The details are sketchy in my brain, but I believe they tried to get Sting to become part of Gong, but instead he took Gong's Xylophone player and they formed their own band, The Police. I think he was briefly their bass player.

I guess I just like Xylaphones, Marimbas, Vibraphones, and various variations.
posted by eye of newt at 8:13 PM on April 8, 2007


I did a bit more research. The Gong I remember was a later incarnation. without the bassist that later joined Sting.

That was a cool group.
posted by eye of newt at 8:20 PM on April 8, 2007


Gong rules.
posted by dhammond at 8:24 PM on April 8, 2007


Well, there are some really campy, corny and dopey novelty music acts of the past that have warmth, charm, or some rewarding musicality that helps redeem their silliness, or gives the silliness some backbone. I can find no such redeeming qualities in this particular novelty act, however. This one is just dumb. And what on earth was that bass player thinking with that stupid arms-flying move?

Oh, and kids, let's get it all straight:

Xylophone.

Marimba.

Vibraphone.

And my personal favorite ancestor of these instruments, the balafon.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:28 PM on April 8, 2007


also Glockenspiel
posted by lee at 8:35 PM on April 8, 2007


Looks to me like they are playing the double bass. [last link]
posted by AwkwardPause at 8:43 PM on April 8, 2007


I wish I could actually hear what the bass guy was playing.
posted by The Thnikkaman at 8:49 PM on April 8, 2007


Looks to me like they are playing the double bass.

Heh. Well played, AwkwardPause.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 8:52 PM on April 8, 2007


Thanks for the malicious popup.
posted by longsleeves at 9:01 PM on April 8, 2007


I liked it. :D
posted by Vamier at 9:08 PM on April 8, 2007


OKay, so this is terrible, it links to a freaking media file that won't play in browsers, with no warning, and those aren't even vibraphones for the most part.
posted by !Jim at 9:17 PM on April 8, 2007


These phones, they...?
posted by Many bubbles at 11:18 PM on April 8, 2007


these aren't vibraphones, they're marimbas and xilophones. vibraphones have metal bars and rotating devices in the resonating pipes.

True. At least there's one lone vibraphone in the middle.

OKay, so this is terrible, it links to a freaking media file that won't play in browsers, with no warning, and those aren't even vibraphones for the most part.

For once, it plays perfectly in my browser (Firefox on Ubuntu Linux). Hurrah Ogg Theora!

I thought it was kind of fun. The bass player's spasms were pointless, but entertaining.
posted by musicinmybrain at 4:55 PM on April 9, 2007


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