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message 1: by Héctor (last edited Feb 18, 2008 02:51PM) (new)

Héctor Is A Whiter Shade of Pale (a Procol Harum hit) a Bach piece?

See What Bach Piece is A Whiter Shade of Pale? by Bernard S. Greenberg

message 2: by Florita (new)

Florita (ms_rita) | 220 comments Mod
Lest we forget how toe-curling prog could be:-

message 3: by Ken (last edited Feb 18, 2008 05:37PM) (new)

Ken And who can forget THIS highway robbery of a Rachmaninoff tune (sorry, I forget WHICH Rach it was, but maybe you know it):

message 4: by Héctor (last edited Feb 19, 2008 12:23AM) (new)

message 5: by Ken (new)

Ken Neat list. Too bad Pachelbel doesn't charge interest -- he seems to win "Most Borrowed From" with his famous "Canon" Fodder.

message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

Yngwie Malmsteen playing Bach:

Better than the prog Rita posted, but still tasteless.

message 7: by Florita (new)

Florita (ms_rita) | 220 comments Mod
The Beach Boys - Lady Lynda

message 8: by Ken (new)

Ken And "Lady Lynda" comes from WHAT classical song...? Sounds nothing like I ever heard.

P.S. Loved the comment under it -- "The Wilsons were so drunk at this show."

Mike Love (is it?) looks like Ron Howard with a beard.

message 9: by Robert (new)

Robert | 19 comments We certainly shouldn't overlook at least 50% of Keith Emerson's output, which includes rock versions of Bach, Sibelius, Mussorgsky, Tchaikovsky, Copland, Joplin and probably a few more I'm forgetting.
And speaking of Pachelbel, though it's not a rock version at all, Brian Eno composed a wonderful set of variations on the Canon in the mid-70s, when the now-ubiquitous piece was just starting to attract attention.

message 10: by Florita (new)

Florita (ms_rita) | 220 comments Mod
Newengland - it is Bach's Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring. Sort of.

message 11: by Ken (last edited Feb 20, 2008 02:49AM) (new)

Ken Rita -- You're kidding, right? OK, the Beach Old Men are kidding, then. Poor Bach is rolling over in his fugueing grave. That song is Desiring, all right. Desiring a lot of help.

Robert -- I own an Emerson, Lake, and Palmer LP from wa-a-a-a-y back called Brain Salad Surgery. Wonderful title. And the poor Canon has been fired once too often, hasn't it? Poor Pachelbel, dying of over-exposure to the elements...

message 12: by Florita (new)

Florita (ms_rita) | 220 comments Mod
It wasn't the Beach Boys' finest moment, that's for sure.

message 13: by Héctor (new)

Héctor Don´t forget, my friends!!:

Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody

Now, we can die quiet...

message 14: by Florita (new)

Florita (ms_rita) | 220 comments Mod
Hooooboy. I had forgotten all about Bohemian Rhapsody. :(

message 15: by Héctor (new)

Héctor Bohemian Rhapsody by Wikipedia.

message 16: by Florita (new)

Florita (ms_rita) | 220 comments Mod
If you put a gun against my head I could probably remember all the words to this day. :o

message 17: by Héctor (last edited Mar 25, 2008 10:00PM) (new)

Héctor This song was a success in Argentina, but no one knew (or understood) the lyric...

message 18: by Robert (new)

Robert | 19 comments I'm actually pretty much a sucker for prog/pseudo-classical rock, - hell, I own the soundtrack to "Lisztomania" - but I've never really cared much for this song. or understood it.

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