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April 16, 2014

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Makeout

One word- Romeo Void.

URLBrenner

Favorite sax song? That's easy…

"New York's Alright…If You Like Saxophones' by Fear

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Q_odSgDQeE

Ian

Can't you hear me knocking...the rolling stones. FTW.

I can only guess courney made the comment after being stuck With gerry rafferty's Baker Street on repeat.

Geoff O'Donoghue

Glad to see that you included 'A Night Like This' by The Cure in your article. That's a great song and the sax solo makes it sublime.
You asked about favourite sax solos but I'd like to nominate some tracks where the sax is part of the whole musical mix:
King Crimson's '21st Century Schizoid Man' incorporates some excellent sax as does The Psychedelic Furs' 'Dumb Waiters' and 'Heartbeat'. Notable mention goes to the minimal but essential sax passages in The Stranglers' 'Grip'.
Solo sax favourites are Living Colour's 'Levi's Is Dead' and Jethro Tull's 'Too Old To Rock'n'Roll, Too Young To Die'.
It's not my favourite instrument but the saxophone definitely belongs in rock music.

Jeff Jotz

This lifelong Jerseyan has never been a fan of Bruce Springsteen, but that doesn't mean I don't appreciate a some good sax.
I saw the 1960s garage rockers The Sonics @ the Warsaw last year and those septuagenarians from Seattle brought the house down. And the saxophone was key to the show.

Chung Wong

Sonny Rollins on Waiting for A Friend...Clarence Clemons on Springsteen's Jungleland as well as Meeting Across the River...Young Americans (Bowie)...Us and Them (Pink Floyd)...but frankly, the best sax soloists were not really promoted by rock n roll folks...players like Big Jay McNeely. We'd be remiss if not noting how the industry back then didn't like to promote bands that were racially mixed...the Born To Run cover was rare and with Bruce Springsteen standing on a crate to look taller.

DrBOP

ANYthing by Louis Jordan, or Little Richard's Upsetters.

James C. Taylor

I too have often lamented the demise of the sax solo, which over the last twenty years or so seems to have drifted – along with the backing singers – out of pop music, perhaps never to return.

Clarence Clemons' sax solo on Jungleland is arguable the greatest moment on arguably one of the greatest albums.

@Chung Wong: Meeting Across The River features only trumpet (played by Randy Brecker).

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Steely Dan?

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