It’s been a while since I played you some early-70’s Australian prog rock (which is understandable, considering this is a power pop blog).
Nevertheless, here’s Blackfeather with “Seasons Of Change” (1971) which features a very pretty tune played on a recorder:
“Seasons Of Change” appears on Blackfeather’s magnum opus, At The Mountains Of Madness (1971).
If you didn’t know who played the recorder on that track (why would you?), I reckon you’d have a hard time guessing.
It was Bon Scott.
Yes, that Bon Scott.
Before joining a certain hard rock band and AC/DC-ifying the world with his vocals and magnificent frontmanliness, Bon was lead vocalist (and recorder player) of a prog rock band called Fraternity who knew the guys in Blackfeather (the early-70’s Australian prog rock community was very small). Fraternity liked “Seasons Of Change” so much that they recorded their own version just a few months later, with Bon singing and playing recorder:
Fraternity – “Seasons Of Change” (1971)
I may have already asked this rhetorical question before, but I’m going to ask it again:
Isn’t music history fascinating?