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hi i was just wonderin if anyone knows of any casino players (apart from the obvs like john lennon, george harrison, dave davies, etc.) in bands you like. I am interested to see the different sounds the casino can bring to different genres of music. Been looking around but not havin much luck. wud be cool if people could post up videos, pics, songs, band names etc.

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A few folks I've seen with Epiphone Casinos:

 

- Daniel Kessler from Interpol plays a sunburst Casino almost exclusively. His has a frequensator tailpiece and a pickup/neck configuration that is more like a Gibson ES-330.

 

- Ed O'Brien from Radiohead has been known to play a sunburst Casino, especially recently. His has the larger headstock shape much like Paul McCartney's.

 

- Skyler Skjelset from Fleet Foxes plays a vintage Casino in sunburst and what appears to be a USA Lennon Casino in natural.

 

- Pete Yorn plays what appears to be a USA Lennon Casino in sunburst and I think I've seen photos of a standard sunburst Casino as well.

 

There are probably many more than that, but those are the handful that came to mind. The cool thing about the Casino is that you don't see it everywhere like a Stratocaster, Telecaster, or Les Paul. But people think they're awesome. I got tons of compliments when my IBJL Casino debuted at our band's last little show.

 

Also, I've seen Thom Yorke (Radiohead) and Ryan Adams play ES-330s which are nearly the same thing... :-k

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hi i was just wonderin if anyone knows of any casino players (apart from the obvs like john lennon' date=' george harrison, dave davies, etc.) in bands you like. I am interested to see the different sounds the casino can bring to different genres of music. Been looking around but not havin much luck. wud be cool if people could post up videos, pics, songs, band names etc. [/quote']

 

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Lots of early Stones stuff was Keith on his Casino:

keithrichardscasino.jpg

 

And this one has the Casino all over it. Classic 60's rock and roll:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOM_n_Ol6-o

 

Here's a Casino being used for some classic '80s jangle-pop.

The Bodines "Slip Slide":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_9mis2gnMe4

 

And speaking of the 80s, check out what Mr. Idol plays in this video at 2 minutes in:

 

But the most famous use of a Casino in the past twenty-five years is that famous tremolo guitar that is the signature sound to The Smith's classic "How Soon Is Now":

 

Casino is obviously a very versatile guitar.

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Ace session man and former guitarist for Joe Jackson, Vinnie Zummo gets a decidedly "Beatle-esque" sound out of his Casino on this tune entitled, "Ringo" ...

 

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Jim

 

BTW, this entire album is great ... every tune is a tribute to some style or guitar sound. Check out "Swinging Guitar Sounds of Young America" if you get the chance ...

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Jerry you got to Brain before I did. Should add Keith too as they seemed to share that guitar quite a bit.

 

If it is on Youtube Brian does the Ed Sullivan show "Little Red Rooster" slide bits on that guitar. He gets a really killer tone live.

 

Dave

 

I had a picture of Keith with the Casino' date=' but I couldn't find it on my computer. There's a picture of Keith playing it in the 12 X 5 album centerfold.

 

I really like Brian Jones, I thought the Stones were a lot better with him. In addition to his great slide playing, all the odd instruments he played added a lot of texture to their songs. Marimba on [i']Under My Thumb[/i], dulcimer & harpsichord on Lady Jane, recorder on Ruby Tuesday, sitar on Paint it Black, plus Saxaphone on the Beatles' You Know My Name!!!

 

I see BeatleNut added a Keith photo!!!

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hi i was just wonderin if anyone knows of any casino players (apart from the obvs like john lennon' date=' george harrison, dave davies, etc.) in bands you like. I am interested to see the different sounds the casino can bring to different genres of music. Been looking around but not havin much luck. wud be cool if people could post up videos, pics, songs, band names etc. [/quote']

 

This tone does it for me, and I so want that very Casino.

 

Paul Weller "Sunflower"

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gmf1a, Casinos are pretty unmistakable. The dogear P-90 pickups and parallelogram inlays are giveaways even with the tailpiece swapped for a Bigsby, and even if the guitar is stripped or refinished.

 

Carl Wilson of the Beach Boys also played a Casino on some of the BB's recordings and live appearances.

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I really like Brian Jones' date=' I thought the Stones were a lot better with him. In addition to his great slide playing, all the odd instruments he played added a lot of texture to their songs. Marimba on [i']Under My Thumb[/i], dulcimer & harpsichord on Lady Jane, recorder on Ruby Tuesday, sitar on Paint it Black, plus Saxaphone on the Beatles' You Know My Name!!!

 

I see BeatleNut added a Keith photo!!!

 

I agree with that. I am one of the few who likes the Brian Jones era Stones the best for the reasons you listed.

 

My buddy loves the whole Exile Mick Taylor period and my brother a huge Stones fan likes the Woody era best.

 

To me the Stones were the Stones and at their best when it was all 5 of them with Brian. It then kind of just became the Mick and Keith show. Yes I know it was the Mick and Keith show then too but not as much. Brian though not writing any real songs his contribution was in the textures you mentioned.

 

Also Ruby Tuesday was Brian's song he some how got cheated out of writing credit and Jumping Jack Flash also was Brian and Bill, see Wymann's book for that story.

 

Brian is a pretty tragic figure and another who should have steered clear of drugs, Brian Wilson also comes to mind, but you can't take away that talent and the mark he left on the Stone's classic period.

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Actually, The Rolling Stones (Group and Name), was Brian's Idea (along with Ian Stewart (keyboards)).

No Brian, No "Rolling Stones!" And yeah, they were more imaginative, musically, with

Brian. I like the Stone's various periods, but the original line up, is still my favorite, as well.

I think it says a LOT, that they (essentially) abandoned Brian, instead of working to help

him.

 

CB

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