20. April 2010 · Comments Off on The Oboe in Pop & Rock · Categories: Oboe, Other People's Words

The oboe was used in mainstream music throughout the 1960’s, and then in the 70’s and 80’s things got a little weird. The oboe was still used in some pop music, but in the rock genre the use of the oboe only seems to aggravate the ridiculousness inherent in new wave and glam rock.

You can see the entire slide presentation here. And you can see some pretty crazy looking people, too.

Love the green outfit:

Here’s another band (Japan) using oboe (at 1:44 if you want to skip the rest):

Man … coulda been a rock star.

Or. Um. Not. I look bad in that shade of green anyway.

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