Mellotron: Eezer Goode even in the 60s

BBG found this great video the Mellotron, a tape-based synthesizer that was all the rage with besuited musicians who probably finished this commercial and sat down for a drink or two and thought fondly of their days fighting Jerry.

It’s abundantly clear, however, from this video where the Mellotron fits in the modern pantheon – squarely between the Hammond Organ and the 808. It’s quite amazing what a bunch of tape heads, some fragile tape, and a bit of whiskey can do to the entire canon of Western Music.