I Knew the Bride When She Used to Rock'n'Roll (cover)
February 11, 2009 1:22 AM
posted by Karlos the Jackal (4 comments total)
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This was requested
, and so here it is. Features Marxophone and autoharp.
Finally, after years
of trying, I got a Marxophone off of eBay last week. A Marxophone is a gadget zither manufactured in the early-to-early-mid 20th century, and was often sold door-to-door. It has fifteen sets of doubled strings and fifteen spring-loaded hammers; pressing down on a hammer causes it to bounce off the string, creating a mandolin-like trill. More information about Marxophones can be found on the internet
(You may have already heard a Marxophone if you are a fan of The Doors
or The Magnetic Fields
So, like I said, I finally got one last week (it joins my increasing collection of gadget zithers, which also includes the tremoloa
and the violin-uke
) and it felt like it might fit in with what I had been vaguely considering for my requested cover version of Nick Lowe's song. I tried it out and thought "yeah alright" and banged it out that day, autoharp and vocals and all.