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Tony Banks of Genesis
Old 11-01-2005, 01:43 PM
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Default Tony Banks of Genesis

You know,

He probably is my favorite keyboardist, mostly for his huge orchestral approach to sonarity, but what really gets me, that I just realized..... MOST of the sounds he uses, if you took them out of context, sound really weird or just god-awful. I think that there is an art in that.... not hearing sounds for what they are, but hearing sounds in an environment. I was listening to the We Can't Dance album and the "Genesis" album, and there are some funny sounds... He is definitely the reason that Genesis's pop music was much more complicated then a lot of the other 80's/90's music. Anyone who takes keyboarding seriously should check out everything of his. You'll be better for it.... And even Jordan loves Tony!

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Old 11-01-2005, 04:15 PM
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His playing indeed relies a LOT upon the other elements of the band. If you try playing most of his 'solos' solo (pun intended ;)), you'll end up sounding horrid.

The exception is of course the Firth of Fifth piano intro...
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