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Deb#1

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Fave sound waves, that is. Yes, I’ve got Pet Sounds on my mind.
Pet Sounds broke the mold, introducing new instruments and sounds to rock music: the glockenspiel, ukulele, accordion, tannerin, harpsichord, violin, viola, cello, trombone, Coca-Cola bottles, and other odd sounds such as barking dogs, trains, and bicycle bells.
This week I’m going with songs that have unusual and innovative sounds in them.  Competing for your votes this week:

The Doors - Riders on the Storm [Remastered HQ]

Paul McCartney & Wings - "Let 'Em In" - Original Stereo LP - HQ

Pink Floyd - Time (2011 Remastered)

Caroline, No (The Stereo Mix) (1996 Digital Remaster)

I probably didn’t pick the songs you would have.  Everyone has their own pet sounds/songs.  Let’s see your nominees!

Edit to add a version of Caroline, No that works for the UK.  From David W, thanks. The versions seem quite comparable for an equivalent substitution.  Though, yours has much nicer video, I think!


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t steps out of the voting booth, and waves[wave]...

GOLD to the Beach Boys
SILVER to Pink Floyd
BRONZE to the Doors
leaving TIN for Paul McCartney & Wings

Here's one with interesting percussion, beginning about 0:55. You kids (get off my lawn!) might not recognize the sound of an old manual typewriter (including the 'ding" to signify the end of the printed space, immediately followed by the sound of returning the carriage):


and of course, this very influenced by Brian track:


Can't forget Phil Spector:




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That Caroline No video won't play in the UK , though I think all will know it !

This one plays:

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Gold...Doors - Riders on the Storm...mood, ambiance, wonderful.
Silver...Beach Boys - Carol I Know. 
Bronze...Pink Floyd.  Time.

Ho-hummer...Sir Paul.  Let Me Out.  This sure wasn't Ram...or Band on the Run worthy.  This era of McDuck's work was chalk full of yawn inspiring drivel.
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My votes :

GOLD -Beach Boys
SILVER -Paul McCartney & Wings
BRONZE -Doors
TIN -Pink Floyd

Kate Bush is renowned for using odd sound effects . Crows seem to feature in a few such as this




Some chap ha done a compilation of many of her songs featuring the animal sounds

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Just tallied the final votes for my week, and its time to vote again.  Good choices Deb.

Gold - Pink Floyd - This one's pretty easy for me as Floyd are my favorite band of all time.  I'm a huge fan of Roger Waters's lyrics, and these are some of his best, and easiest to relate to (his later ones while still good became very autobiographical or political).  Plus, great vocals from Gilmour and Wright, and one of Gilmour's finest guitar solos.  One of Floyd's all time best.  

Silver - The Doors - From sadly, the last true Doors album.  A great ominous sounding track.  

Bronze - The Beach Boys - On the album Pet Sounds, I feel this track works great.  However, and I sure I'm in the minority, I don't think it works as well on its own.  

Tin - Wings - Charming Paul being Paul song.  But unfortunately, this is an early example of the paint by numbers, wash rinse repeat formula that Paul did far too many times for my taste in his post Beatle days. 

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Verden McCutcheon

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  Deb I really like your selections this week.Going to be tough for me to pick Gold and Silver.I will be back to vote later in the week.
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1. Caroline No
2. Let 'Em In, P-Mac/Wings
3. Pink Floyd, Time
4. The Doors (sad for kds, not for me), Riders
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For the programmers of "classic rock" radio, one of these does not belong! 

Gold -- The Beach Boys -- No question in my mind

Silver -- Pink Floyd 

Bronze -- The Doors

Pewter -- Paul & Wings -- A fitting entry from the cute one.


It's said the first note of the Beatles' "I Feel Fine" was the first use of feedback on a rock record. 



Maybe it was innovative of Neil Young to release Arc ("a [35-minute] live album of feedback, guitar noise, and vocal fragments realized from various shows on the 1991 Neil Young and Crazy Horse US tour"). It was certainly unusual.

Here's the beginning of Arc recorded from a Canadian radio show. Arc begins around 45 seconds in. 



Arc continues in the videos below. (Note: The video above has 2,300 views. These two each have 200 or so.)





Of course, there is no requirement that hosts listen to everything posted during their weeks! 

Thank you, Deb.

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The Who used plenty of sound effects in Quadrophenia, here's the sounds of the beach in Sea and Sand 



Queensryche used some whale sounds in their 1990 Anybody Listening 



Van Halen's landmark self titled debut begins with the sound of a backwards horn on Runnin with the Devil




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More Spoonful:


Kinks:


Todd Rundgren and, arguably, the ultimate sound effects song:




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The Ramones released their first record in 1976, a year before the Clash and 18 months before the Sex Pistols.

From The Ramones: "Judy Is a Punk" and "Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue"





Plus a live cover of Chris Montez's "Let's Dance":

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Yes Deb!  Another tough vote coming up as a result, but I do think I have it.  Well done.

In Fast Times at Ridgemont, didn't they admire the way the Ramones ate pizza? 

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Al -- I believe you're thinking of that other epic about education "Rock 'n' Roll High School":

4. Pizza Porn
There is an overabundance of pizza in this movie.  And references to pizza.  And references to Joey Ramone eating pizza and….omfg I love pizza.

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Riff Randell: I like Joey Ramone because he’s tall and handsome. He looks like a poem to me.
Kate Rambeau: A poem?
RR: All he eats is pizza. I just love the way he, he just holds the pizza dripping above his mouth. He just slithers and slides it into his mouth and it’s so sexy the way it’s.
KR: Gross!

https://bargeek.wordpress.com/2009/04/20/10-reasons-rock-n-roll-high-school-is-the-best-movie-ever-made/

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Deb#1

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t, bedford, telepathy! I came very close to posting the Ronnie Spector video you put up.  I saw Ronnie do this live in person in January.  The band didn’t have a storm effect, but they had such a great bell sound on the chorus that I can still hear it.  Although time has passed for her too, she was just great.  Thanks for voting early (and often!)

kds, I wondered how you would have voted between Pink Floyd’s Time or Money?  I felt Money was overplayed somewhat so I opted for Time. 

Can you fly with Wings of tin? That’s what we have for Sir Paul so far from Lee, Larry, t, and kds.  John B and David think he should have Wings of silver.  The one time I saw Paul McCartney was in the 70’s during the Live and Let Die tour.  I stood in the front row off to the side of the stage with loud explosions that deafened and lights flashing that blinded and never yawned once.  Wings was kind of light, pop-ish in nature, IMO.  They went well with summer wine on the porch.

David, Thanks, for the Kate Bush videos. She is somewhat new to me.  I have a good impression so far. She has a somewhat dreamy sound.  Now here’s a talented animal sound for you:

Einstein sings, Who Let the Dogs Out

And some talented dogs to give Banana and Louie a little competition this week:

The Singing Dogs & Don Charles "Hot Dog Rock And Roll"

Verden and Al, take your time.  Voters here have varied tastes and I try to pick songs that may be close.  This week the songs vary quite a bit and some will know right off what they do or don’t like.

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It's said the first note of the Beatles' "I Feel Fine" was the first use of feedback on a rock record.

Larry, I remember that feedback…and the immediate girls’ squeals…[smile].  As to Arc… I think I’ve heard that before, except it lasted more like 12 hours, and was accompanied by interesting visual effects.  Yourself, t, and kds are hard to keep up with!  Nice weird stuff.

Here’s one that’s just nice:

The Rain the Park And Other Things

Thanks to all for starting us off this week. tnt.


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