Popular in the 80s, the keytar hasn't seen much in the way of modern music anymore. Normally associate with bands that sucked hard, it's become a staple of the decade as much as parachute pants and the Pogo Ball. I'm not really sure what the point of the invention or use of the keytar was. It just looks impractical as using both hands on the keyboard would seem to make a more harmonious sound, but then again this is modern music I'm talking about and quality is not the most important thing in that industry.
Still it's fun to look back at the music of the 80s that utilized this bizarre instrument and the mullet strewn 'musicians' that felt it would make the best sound. That being said I've never seen a keytard played like the woman below, who felt it was a great idea to straddle the thing while fingering the keys.
Words. They do fail me.
Thank you Rusted Violin for showing me this...I think.
"Every time I use the Keytar on the show, I get many questions and comments. As a keyboard player, I've been struggling for years with a means to rock with the rest of the band. The Keytar fills this need." - Jeff Babko