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Rock Flute Pop Quiz

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

We ask the classically trained flutist Mimi Stillman to rate some flute jams unfamiliar to her ears – from Jethro Tull to The Polyphonic Spree. Listen to hear her reactions.

What do you think of the flute in rock and pop bands? Is it fierce, or fearsome? Take our Smackdown survey, below -- and tell us why you voted thumbs up or down.

Have a listen to some of the flute-wielding candidates:

Jethro Tull - Cross-Eyed Mary

Men at Work - Down Under

Polyphonic Spree - Soldier Girl

Leave your thoughts in the comments below.


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Comments [3]

Antonio from NYC

I have to add Walter Parazaider from Chicago.

Jun. 21 2012 09:26 AM
TXC from Manhattan

Don't forget David Weiss AKA David Was of Was (Not Was). Also the flute in Marshall Tucker Band's "Heard it in a Love Song."

Jun. 13 2012 11:01 PM
Matthew Leingang from NYC

What about Gil-Scot Heron? That dude was fierce.

Jun. 13 2012 12:10 PM

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