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"Band on the Run": Moog or ARP?
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10 July 2011
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Is it true that Linda McCartney used the Minimoog (D) on all songs on the 1973 album Band On The Run that called for a synthesizer line, including the title track, "Jet" and the (initially stand-alone) "Helen Wheels"?


Some people think the synth solos on the title song may instead be that of the ARP Pro/DGX synthesizer. I know in the "Helen Wheels" promo video Linda is clearly seen playing a Minimoog.


I also want to bring this up as to say how to tune your Minimoog to get the sound used for the song "Band On The Run." There is a video on YouTube of a Moog demo, but the synth used there is a Moog Rogue.


Thank you,


Benjamin "Ben" Edge (ClassicTVMan1981X)

10 July 2011
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I'd leave a comment on Joe's article on either Band On The Run (album page, not song) or Jet.

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