Saturday, April 16, 2011

Saturd80's: Bagpipes Edition

AC/DC: It's a Long Way to the Top if You Want to Rock and Roll:
Rare Air, Reels:

Steve Earl, Copperhead Road:

My understanding on this one is that the bagpipes are sampled and played digitally via keyboard.


Unknown said...

I found Mad Plaid by Rare Air on vinyl a couple years ago at HAppy Trails in the dollar bin. It's an awesome album.

Lockwood said...

It is an awesome album- that was their first album under the name Rare Air, and it was the one that really took off in Canada. The group never made much headway in the US, and I didn't care as much for their later work- I thought it was too pretentiously jazzy- but they had several albums in the 80's that were great. I think Mad Plaid was their best, though.