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    In the VH visual history book there are some live concert shots were Mike is on keyboards. The Photos are from around '80-'82. Never knew Mike did any keyboards live. Anyone know what songs? Maybe "The Cradle will Rock". Can't really think of any other keyboard songs from that era.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcbain View Post
    In the VH visual history book there are some live concert shots were Mike is on keyboards. The Photos are from around '80-'82. Never knew Mike did any keyboards live. Anyone know what songs? Maybe "The Cradle will Rock". Can't really think of any other keyboard songs from that era.
    Those pics are from live versions of Cradle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Van Squalen View Post
    Those pics are from live versions of Cradle.
    correct... on that tour, MIkey played the keyboards... They were in cased in the A-bomb casing that is later seen (or maybe earlier) as Ed's rack case.
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    This is now almost 25 years ago so forgive the memory, but I think I'll Wait was played with Ed on the keys, and then he switched to guitar for the solo.

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    Last tour it was just piped in. (with the bass and background vox!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    This is now almost 25 years ago so forgive the memory, but I think I'll Wait was played with Ed on the keys, and then he switched to guitar for the solo.

    Is that correct?
    I think Ed played the solo for 'I'll wait' on the keys too! I know he did that with 'Jump'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    This is now almost 25 years ago so forgive the memory, but I think I'll Wait was played with Ed on the keys, and then he switched to guitar for the solo.

    Is that correct?

    Last tour it was just piped in. (with the bass and background vox!)

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    If my memory serves me, Ed did play keys and switched to guitar for the solo, but I remember Mike on the other riser playing what I assumed was the bassline on keyboards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcbain View Post
    In the VH visual history book there are some live concert shots were Mike is on keyboards. The Photos are from around '80-'82. Never knew Mike did any keyboards live. Anyone know what songs? Maybe "The Cradle will Rock". Can't really think of any other keyboard songs from that era.
    Mike did play keys live on the 1980 Invasion tour. Only for Cradle as far as I know. Keys weren't used again until the '84 tour.



    Quote Originally Posted by DirtyWaterDoggie View Post
    If my memory serves me, Ed did play keys and switched to guitar for the solo, but I remember Mike on the other riser playing what I assumed was the bassline on keyboards.
    I'm pretty sure you're right. I saw that tour and remember two sets of keys. Ed solo'ed while Mike backed him up playing keys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    This is now almost 25 years ago so forgive the memory, but I think I'll Wait was played with Ed on the keys, and then he switched to guitar for the solo.

    Is that correct?

    Last tour it was just piped in. (with the bass and background vox!)

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    The Bass wasn't piped in was it? I thought the kid was playing. Is it true?

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    VERY COOL PICTURES!!!

    Was/Is Mike a very good keyboardist/pianist? Or was it more of a case of just learning a specific part for a specific song?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eddie's Littler Monster View Post
    The Bass wasn't piped in was it? I thought the kid was playing. Is it true?

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    Back in the day it wasn't acceptable for Ed to play keys on stage because he was only a "guitar hero".

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    Mike looks cool playing 'em keys. It's not even his thing but he stepped in and did it, the consummate team player.
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