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(YouTube) Video The albino keytar wonder: Edgar Winter Group - Frankenstein   ( divider line
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2007-02-03 01:47:44 AM  
Damn that was cool. Makes me want to go pick up Guitar hero 1.
2007-02-03 01:51:05 AM  
I've heard that song countless times on the classic rock radio station, I never knew Edgar played all those instruments.
2007-02-03 01:51:49 AM  
wow, they don't do it like that anymore, unfortunately. thanks, submitter, i had almost forgotten about that song.
2007-02-03 01:59:00 AM  
Overkill does a mean cover of this. Cool stuff.
2007-02-03 01:59:04 AM  
I think I need to start submitting my favorite YouTube Music cause this is in my top 10 favorites. Then I could up my green light count.

Edgar and Johnny are among the best out there evar.

Here's a fabulous piece by Johnny:
2007-02-03 01:59:45 AM  
Lets try that again

Here's a fabulous piece by Johnny:

2007-02-03 02:04:25 AM  
Oh, and Here's Edgar', unintentionally humorous...1984 update.
2007-02-03 02:04:52 AM  
This is a prime example of why there should never be music videos. All the ugly bands are great, and are better heard, and not seen.
2007-02-03 02:06:36 AM  
Oh and they look like Spinal Tap.
2007-02-03 02:15:34 AM  
DJShamrock: Oh and they look like Spinal Tap.

i think maybe it's the other way around
2007-02-03 02:24:31 AM  
That was Fantastic!!!!

Loved it. Especially the real-time synth work (was that an Arp?)
2007-02-03 02:45:40 AM  
I saw them play this in concert in the 90's at a smaller establishment. The guy next to me boo-d them. Edgar almost looked like he would cry, but kept on, and they did awesome. I contemplated knocking that idiot around, but didn't do it. The brain-dead idiot. It wouldn't have taken back his stupid action, and it would have caused problems for me. But I felt sorry for Edgar and Rick Derringer. Glad to have seen them, wish they would have kept the gutter trash out that night though. The asshole kept his mouth shut the rest of the night though, I did give him a look. Big deal, but you wouldn't want that look.
2007-02-03 02:47:19 AM  
Edgar is so talented! I would love to play music with him.
2007-02-03 10:49:39 AM  

God god, that 1984 version of "Frankenstein" is an abomination. Thanks!

Also, IronTom:

Yup... It's an ARP 2600.

Gib :-)
2007-02-03 11:12:52 AM  
Isn't that Rick Derringer playing the guitar?
2007-02-03 11:21:34 AM  
That was an awesome video.

And for the record, an keyboard strapped to your back =/= keytar.
2007-02-03 07:51:08 PM  
Phenomenal. Absolutely prodigious. Two albino brothers, two fantastic musicians. What are the odds?
2007-02-04 10:32:27 AM  
Bonus: The bass player in that video, Dan Hartman, went on to have a big soft-rock hit in the '80s with the song "I Can Dream About You," from the Streets of Fire soundtrack. The band that played the song in the movie (and subsequent MTV hit video) was black, confusing many people looking for the single.

Hartman also used to wear a jumpsuit with his bass built into it. Rocka Rolla.
2007-02-04 12:10:20 PM  

I'd forgotten about Hartman being the bass player. Nice get..
2007-02-05 12:18:05 AM  
silverone75 Welp, that's no longer there.

Man, I love Frankenstein.

I haven't seen it yet, so I'll post the story of the name of the song. When The Edgar Winter Group was working on They Only Come Out At Night(1), they had a bunch of "starts" and "finishes" to songs, but nothing was working. So they got they idea to mash together all the good bits they had, and it came out sounding "Oh yeah!"(2)

So they called the whole mess Frankenstein. And you can see it in the video. It's a nice concert piece, with Edgar showing off his chops on three (!) instruments.

Funny thing, Edgar was the heart and soul of the band - but he was a terrible singer. It's funny, The Edgar Winter Group is known for Frankenstein and Free Ride; an instrumental and a song that Edgar didn't sing! Hysterical!
(1) Which also features Free Ride", probably their only other well known 'radio' hit.
(2) As they say in The 70's - in which this album is fully drenched in.
2007-02-05 12:19:52 AM  
Ugh, I say "It's funny" twice in that last bit. And the quotes thing.

Always hit preview kids...
2007-02-10 05:54:42 PM  
Wow, that smoked the speakers. Never saw this performance, so kick ass.
2007-02-10 05:59:23 PM  
Here's Edgar talking about the creation of Frankenstein.
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