The Left Banke

By Bob Fagan


The Left Banke is the best-known example of what has been termed “baroque rock,” a style combining creative use of string quartet and harpsichord with rock instrumentation and vocals. If their strident harmonies might have borrowed a bit from the octave-interval harmonizing of the Kinks, they may well have been the first band to use the harpsichord in a pop music format, a good year before the Kinks recorded “Session Man” (featuring the harpsichord playing of Nicky Hopkins) for their 1966 LP Face to Face.


Formed in 1965... Read More

Oldies, Rock, Psychedelic, Pop
City Of Origin:
New York, ,New York United States
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