In spite of what Courtney Love may think, saxophones do, truth be told, have a place in rock music. Obviously they can be utilized ineffectively, much the same as whatever else truly, however these seven melodies demonstrate that saxophone can be incorporated splendidly into rock music.
1. Pink Floyd – “Money” (1973)
The main tune that struck a chord (and most likely yours, as well) for this rundown was Pink Floyd’s “Money,” the main tune from The Dark Side of the Moon to hit the main 20. Despite the fact that the verses are played in a dubious 7/4 time signature, saxophonist Dick Parry figures out how to move over it effortlessly and give us a thundering soul solo.
2. The Stooges – “Fun House” (1970)
The Stooges may have designed punk, yet they weren’t excessively punk, making it impossible to incorporate a sax on two tracks from their exemplary 1970 collection Fun House. In spite of the fact that the collection’s last track “L.A. Blues” is an indistinct free-for-all including saxophone, the penultimate title track is a great Stooges jam, with dueling riffs from guitarist Ron Asheton and visitor saxophonist Steve Mackay
3. The Contortions – “I Don’t Want to Be Happy” (1979)
While alternate tunes on this rundown highlight capable saxophonists playing melodic performances, James Chance of the Contortions was more substance with just quickly blowing into his sax and seeing what turned out. Dislike he was demolishing a flawlessly charming tune, however: The Contortions spearheaded “no wave,” a cutting edge and discordant type of punk music, later promoted by Sonic Youth.
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