riotgrrlcynic

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An Experiment in Piano Rock

Artist Song Buy
Tom Waits  I'm Still Here  buy on itunes
Ben Folds  Adelaide  buy on itunes
The Decemberist  Billy Liar  buy on itunes
Ben Folds Five  Army  buy on itunes
The Bens  Bruised  buy on itunes
Carol King  So Far Away  buy on itunes
Ben Kweller  In Other Words  buy on itunes
Dresden Dolls  Good Day  buy on itunes
Tori Amos  Happy Phantom  buy on itunes
Fiona Apple  Sullen Girl  buy on itunes
Smashing Pumpkins  Blank Page  buy on itunes
Norah Jones  Sunrise  buy on itunes
Keane  Somewhere Only We Know  buy on itunes
John Lennon  Imagine  buy on itunes

Comment:

Musicians who choose to rock with the piano. At first I could only think of Ben Folds, but after searching through most of my musical collection I found these. Any Suggestions? I'm still working on this.
P.S. By "rock" I mean play or awesome. Not like loud or rolling.

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Instru Mental
Date: 1/29/2005
I like Emm Gryner and Rufus Wainwright, to name two Canadian piano-using performers. But I wouldn't call them, or most of those listed above, folks who "rock" out with the piano.
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Beef Goblin
Date: 1/29/2005
"I'm still here" is quite a song. As far as suggestions go you might want to look into some Murder By Death, they use piano in a good portion of their songs. The Black Heart Procession would be a good investment as well. Elliott Smith used a piano in two or three songs, but I'm not sure how "rocking" you would consider his music.
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sylvia4certain
Date: 1/29/2005
tori amos is really good, but when she really "rocks" it, it's usually on a harpsichord, which is supremely awesome. i guess a lot of what i could say depends on your definition of "rocks" cause if you mean like 'rock n' roll,' i would totally tell you to get some like... journey on there or soemthing (you know.. all those bands from the 70's with male lead singers who could sing well.) if you mean "rocks" as like 'does well and in a manner that one is apt to like,' then i would suggest some jellyroll morton.
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thalia666
Date: 1/29/2005
A song by Muse (maybe "Apocalypse Please" or "Piano Thing", well no, last one's an instrumental, not very rocking) would also fit in that mix and check out Placebos "Teenage Angst" (piano version)
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atragedyinblue
Date: 1/29/2005
That's a badass mix. Ben Folds, Dresden Dolls, Tori... put some Fiona Apple on there and you've got yerself an angsty little piano party!
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atragedyinblue
Date: 1/29/2005
Never mind, you DO have Fiona on there... must've missed that one... whoops!
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cloud9
Date: 1/30/2005
love it
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cloud9
Date: 1/30/2005
i love the fiery furnaces - evergreen thats got some kickin piano in it if you'd like to try that 1 out! :]
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krist
Date: 1/30/2005
Love this. How about Joni Mitchell?
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SAG
Date: 1/31/2005
You could always go back to the early days - Memphis Slim, Ray Charles, even Little Richard. And there was also a time, I swear I'm not making this up, when Elton John actually rocked a little before he turned into a doughy hair replacement model.
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Anthony Pierce
Date: 2/1/2005
Great mix!!

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