10 Weird Instruments Heard in Rock Songs

You’ve probably heard of the vocoder and the Therimin.  But what about the Ondes Martinot or the Winston Musical Fence or the, er, vacuum cleaner?

Diffuser.fm has compiled an interesting list of unusual instruments used in rock songs.  They start with the melodica in Gorillaz’s “Clint Eastwood.”

 The rest of the list can be found here.  But there’s gotta be more worth including.  Any ideas?

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

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  • October 6, 2012 at 8:36 pm

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