Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Electric Sitar


Wikipedia says "Because the tone quality and playing technique differ significantly from that of the sitar, it is not used by classical musicians, but typically by rock, jazz, fusion, and other pop music groups. Notably, Eric Burdon and the Animals song "Monterey", B.J. Thomas featured its sound on "Hooked on a Feeling" in 1969, on the riffs to "It's a shame (song)" by the Spinners in 1970, and The Stylistics made frequent use of it in the 1970's. It was also used by Yes, Todd Rundgren, Lenny Kravitz, R.E.M, Metallica, Steely Dan, Santana, Roy Wood from The Move, Steve Vai, Pat Metheny and Mint Royale."

Neil Young plays Electric Sitar on Pegi Young's debut album. I should have taken photo of his sitar at Attic, Santa Cruz, where Pegi and Neil Played. Which model of his Electric Sitar? Coral Sitar Guitar seems to be one of the most famous Electric Sitar. It is said Coral gave first two models to George Harrison and John Lennon. Original model costs around $3500 now.

1 comment:

Dee said...

I believe the sitar was identified in a comment on youtube left by somebody who also saw the concert ... like your blog ... I'll be dropping by again