Wednesday, February 13, 2019 by Tim Webb
MATRIXSYNTH spotted Ramones Karaoke recreating the Mellotron parts of Space Oddity on Streetlytron! Note that he is using the Pro Edition of Streetlytron, which has yet to be released.
Inspired by seeing Rick Wakeman actually play the Mellotron part on TV this week - that bloke is funny - I figured I had to have one more shot at 'Wakeman Replacement'. So, grabbing the stems of Space Oddity from the 40th anniversary release EP, and streaming some MIDI wirelessly at my iPad from my Mac, I got this result. Pretty authentic, although I'm not entirely convinced that these chords and inversions are right - Rick's hands seemed lower down the keyboard when he was bashing through it on telly.
Heck, where's Wakeman when you need him?