Moz / Smiths on Stylophone?

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  1. Voodoo Doll

    Voodoo Doll New Member

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    I got a stylophone off secret Santa and have got a bit bored playing silent night which was the only song that came with it... Has anyone got any Moz/Smiths stuff to play on the stylophone? I googled it but all I found was some idiot who said 'to say Morrissey can sing is like saying a stylophone is a grand piano':mad:
     
  2. mcrickson

    mcrickson Reckless Endangerment

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    Until I read this thread, I must confess I had no idea what a stylophone was. But now, looking into it, I'm thoroughly interested and considering purchasing one. :)

    Sorry this doesn't help :o
     
  3. Voodoo Doll

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    So you werent an 80s kid then? :) I remember being very good at sussing out tunes on my childhood stylophone but I seem to have lost the knack... Let me know if you get one and we can compare notes :)
    And you can even use it as MP3 speakers these days!
     
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    mcrickson Reckless Endangerment

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    Nope, I wasn't. Born in '90.
    I'm looking about ebay and amazon -- the only thing is I tend to stray away from things with batteries as I go through them quite quickly. I suppose it'd be foolish to assume there's a stylophone somewhere that has an adapter? :D Sorta defeats the purpose of a pocket synthesizer, I suppose. We'll see :guitar: I'm still considering. Would you say it's worth it?
     
  5. Voodoo Doll

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    Well, they look amazing and it gave me hours of fun as a kid which I am trying hard to replicate but all the tunes are shit... No interest in playing greensleeves really. I just thought maybe it could be fun for stuff like charming man but obviously HSIN isn't going to happen. I found a forum with some more, erm, modern music on but not found anything I particularly like yet.... I think it's worth the £15 just to look at - best looking speakers if not sound!
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  6. Maurice E

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    I bought one for my niece this Christmas. pretty much turned out to be the most popular present of the family Christmas - hours of entertainment! managed to work out the intro to Last Night I Dreamt - splendid stuff!
     
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    Oh well done! I guess I'm just going to have to do some donkey work of my own. Post the numbers up if you figure out any more!
     
  8. Jukebox Jury

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    80's kid?:eek:
    These were definatley an early 70's thing!:guitar:

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  9. Voodoo Doll

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    Really? I cant remember properly. We never had any money though so I probably got one second hand a few years after they had gone out of fashion :rolleyes: It was the same year I got a hand held Space Invader game I'm sure...
     
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    80's child?:eek:
    These were definatley an early 70's thing!:guitar:
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    In fact....according to this - it was a late 60's thing:eek:
    http://www.retrothing.com/2009/05/rolf-harris-rocks-the-stylophone.html

    DOUBLE EDIT dont know why this posted twice!!!!

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    Oi! I wasn't even born then :eek: It says right through the 70s so they would still have been around early 80s surely. I mean, you can still buy mega drives now can't you ;)
     
  12. Jukebox Jury

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    I remember Rolf advertising them in the early 70's but they pretty much died out a few years later, by the mid 70's, to be replaced by chopper bikes, perms, space hoppers and white suits:rolleyes:

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    Guilty of all of the above except for the white suit :confused: - dont remember those... So have you got any tunes then? :guitar:
     
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    Come on, you telling me Mr Voodoo Doll wasn't jiving in his white suit to Saturday Night Fever:thumb:
    No....sorry I don't have any tunes for you!:(

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    mcrickson Reckless Endangerment

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    I think I've resolved on getting one. But it'll probably be a few days before I order it because I'm going back to school next week and I want to make sure it is delivered at a time when the university resumes mail service :)

    :guitar:
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    Mods, we need a stylophonist smiley :lbf:
     
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    I remember them from the 70's. Amazing Grace was the first thing that you learned to play. That was the law!
     
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