Ian Tanner Strikes Back

…this time with Punky’s Whips. Excellent, as usual:

16 Responses to “Ian Tanner Strikes Back”

  1. Chuck says:

    That is awesome… I love the “I suck (yeah supposedly!!), so I will just go for it attitude”. Makes the pieces really come to life… nice arrangement to… some of the chords really nicely glisten out.

    More please!! Bravo!!

  2. Hugh says:

    Another excellent video by Ian.
    Your self-proclaimed suckiness is very entertaining!
    Keep them coming!

  3. urbangraffito says:

    Mr. Ian Tanner, Pianist, made his Town Hall debut last night. He came well prepared, but unfortunately his presentation was not up to contemporary professional standards. His playing lacks the range of tonal color necessary to make it consistently interesting. Full time consideration of another endeavor might be in order.

    Just kidding, Ian. Your performances hark back to a time when people actually played music for themselves, family, friends, instead of just perfect audio repetitions of what they once heard.

    Just for my last birthday, for instance, my son arranged a private saxophone concert for me. It was both the best, and most touching gift I had ever received.

  4. Ian Tanner says:

    Hello all. Thank you SO much for the nice comments and for just FINDING me on the intranet!! How cool it was to check in on my blog updates to find my own stuff being promoted by the people at Kill Ugly Radio. It really means a lot. Thanks for taking the time and for the encouragement.
    Cheers and salutations.

  5. Barry's Imaginary Publisher says:

    How romantic!

    Excellent indeed, Mr Tanner… Keep it coming!

  6. Plooker says:

    Wow, I love it! It makes you realize that notes is notes and that any song can be played on any instrument, with a couple weeks and some serious chops! Thanks, made my day.

  7. Bálint says:

    Hi Ian! 🙂 For some reason it’s difficult for me to find your FZ-stuff between your uploads (I know even this is an older recording) – so if you have anything new, just let us know! Great work!

  8. howard says:

    That floored me. I’m sitting here with a big stupid grin on my face. Beautiful work.

  9. barbssonn says:

    You nailed it.

    I SO love hearing Frank’s peices
    played on piano with the proper

  10. Robert says:

    Nice job mimicking skinny Terry Ted’s singing style. And by the way: Love the blue socks!

  11. Plooker says:

    I like the bass part were Terry stands up and grabs the mic in the movie. Take your shirt off Ian (did I say that?)!

  12. jonnybutter says:

    Good job Ian! Hats off, sir.

  13. Cotti says:

    So awesome I’ve got to quote some Läther conversations.

    “Bozzio: God, that was really beautiful …”
    “Moire: It’s… it’s breathtaking…”

  14. KnirpsForMoisture says:

    Amazing!! Well done Ian and thank you KUR for sharing it – love it!!!

  15. metafunj says:

    loved the end. “oh great now I can play it every time.”

    Way to make such a complex piece seem easy! Now just transcribe the entire guitar solo and play that on piano and you’ll be ready for ZPZ auditions!

  16. Harmonika Savingsbonds says:


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