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Feb 23Liked by Keith Kahn-Harris

Really enjoyed this piece!

My old punk band back in the day had a keyboard player, and he always had to set up at the back or the side at gigs. We also used the venue's piano if available (with a telephone mic inside to distort it horribly) which further restricted his positioning!

There weren't many keyboard players in punk - Dave Greenfield of course, Una Baines and Yvonne Paulette in The Fall, but our favourite was Barry Andrews in the early XTC who was right upfront, whose keyboard had all the circuit boards exposed and looked positively dangerous!

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Pink Floyd's Rick Wright was never featured up front stage. Chuck Leavell was always off to the side with the Allman Brothers and Rolling Stones. Strange. Anyway, great piece.

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