Today, while driving to work, I was listening to “Fredag,” a new track by the classic/psychedelic rock outfit Dungen. It features guitars, pounding drums, Leon Russell-style piano chords, and….a xylophone.
The xylophone seems to be such a sweet, happy instrument that is well suited to twee-ish pop, such as The Magnetic Fields. But in a quick scan of our music collection, Mr. Royale and I unearthed these other xylophone-friendly rock tracks:
- “I Will Follow” by U2
- “Gone Daddy Gone” by the Violent Femmes
- “Little Wing” by Jimi Hendrix
- “Under My Thumb” by the Rolling Stones
And I’m sure there are more that you can think of. So is there a place in rock for the xylophone?
P.S. – “Born To Run” showcases a glockenspiel…