Edgar Winter Group – Frankenstein – synth solo

They weren’t even planning to include Frankenstein on Edgar Winter Group’s They Only Come Out At Night. The only instrumental song on the record, it was included as a lark, and released as a B-side to the single Hangin’ Around. Fans clamored for the B-side, and DJs quickly responded, sending Frankenstein to number one in May of 1973.

What was hard about this: Edgar Winter is just unbelievably fast. Also I don’t have an ARP 2600 synthesizer; I used one of Logic Studio’s virtual synths, the ES2. I feel like I got the sound pretty close, which took a good bit of fiddling. Also wah pedal. Also turning knobs (glide for instance) while playing. Old school.

Here, then, with Edgar mostly in the right channel and me mostly in the left, the killer synthesizer solo from Frankenstein.

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~ by killersolos on March 16, 2010.

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