Walk the Dinosaur – synth solo

I really like Was (Not Was). Walk the Dinosaur was their first hit, reaching top ten status in the US and UK in the late 1980s. It includes a funky keyboard solo with some unexpected jazzy turns. I wasn’t able to find out who played the original version.

It’s kind of an organ sound, kind of a synth sound. It was in the 80s, so I’m going to mark it as a synth sound.

I had learned this solo many years ago. It took several days. This time was quicker. I’m not 100% sure about a few of the notes, but most of it is note-for-note. There’s a weird jump in volume in a couple notes that I gave up trying to resolve. I suspect it’s actually a problem with the synth patch because the note velocities look fine.

Here then, please enjoy, the original in the left channel (mostly) and me in the right (mostly), the killer synth solo from Walk the Dinosaur…

(Purchase/preview the original at Amazon, not available on iTunes at this time. By the way, the band is still actively recording.)


~ by killersolos on April 6, 2010.

3 Responses to “Walk the Dinosaur – synth solo”

  1. Sounds good!!

  2. Thanks!

  3. Very nice , I do like the sound ……….

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