The violin is used primarily in classical music, but sometimes rock bands that have entire orchestras in songs will have violins as well. But The Who is a loud band: the loudest band ever if you believe their claims. For an instrument like the violin to be heard, they needed to take it one step farther: electric violins. Can Be Heard In: “Baba O’ Riley” by The Who
I'm re-reading the Vampire Chronicles, just finished The Vampire Lestat, this makes me think of poor Nicolas.