Great little tidbit from Bob Drake re the Thinking Plague song “Les Etudes D’Organism” (from In Extremis) on rec.music.progressive today:
>The atonal polka section will make you laugh out loud.
There’s a good story about that part. I don’t remember who came up with that goofy bass clarinet part, probably between me and Mike Johnson. So Mike wrote it out for Mark Harris to play but didn’t realize it had to be transposed for the bass clarinet. (I can’t read a note…looked alright to me :) So when Mark played it it was in the wrong key, but it was much funnier that way so we kept it.
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