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Tom Tobben

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Larry, I've also heard that Marty Robbins' 1961 hit, "Don't Worry (About Me)" contained the first use of feedback on a hit song.

Here it is. The feedback segment starts at around 1:25 into the song and continues for roughly 20 seconds:
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there's always time for Bazza. (I like to think he and Prince might be working on something up there.........)

Great bass playing on this over the instrumental fade (from about 4 mins in) Any idea who it might be?

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Brian was not the only person to use a theremin.  

Bruce Dickinson flew the band in for their tour on their own personal jet, being a pilot as well as a heavy metal star.



Image result for bruce dickinson pilot private plane

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Can you fly with Wings of tin?

I have flown on Wings of Tin...a Ford Trimotor.
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Good Morning All,

My favorite band from the 2000s opened their 2015 Meliora album with a theremin.



Deb.

I probably still would've given Money the gold, though it would've been tougher.  I think both Time and Money tend to get overplayed a tad on classic rock radio, but I think Time is the far superior song.
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My fave waves:

Gold: Caroline, No - Brian Wilson

Silver: Riders on the Storm - I came thisclose to posting this strange song in last week's battle.

Bronze: Time - Pink Floyd

Tin: Let 'Em In - Paul McCartney

This was a cool discovery in the history of Pet Sounds. The original source of the train sounds on Caroline, No.


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t bedford

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Early space rock with electronic effects!

Joe Meek produced this (cool intro & outro):

 
Dig the oscillator discharge @ 1:26...

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Larry Franz

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The internet informs me that Frank Zappa introduced the wah wah pedal to rock music in 1967. Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton then popularized it.

From a review of a Mothers of Invention concert in Pasadena that year:
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Zappa himself played an exceptionally fine improvisation on the last of these, a composition he announced (seriously?) as "Orange County Lumber Truck," for which he put the seldom-heard (because it is difficult to master) Vox wah-wah pedal to good use. 

"The Orange County Lumber Truck", Weasels Ripped My Flesh, released 1970 



Jimi Hendrix, "Up From The Skies", Axis: Bold As Love, 1967

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First time I heard wah-wah pedal was this, released May 1967.


Hendrix used it on this in August of the same year.

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Sticking my toe in your wavy gravy, Deb#1:

GOLD -- Beach Boys, Caroline, No -- Who knew clunking an empty sodee pop bottle could sound so haunting? And as Lee hinted at, I also love that story of how Tony Asher initially thought the title was "Carol I Know". Classic.

SILVER -- The Doors, Riders of the Storm -- One of the few Doors tunes I can tolerate. For this, it's mostly for that mysterious, hypnotic backing track. Here's someone else making it rain (in the last minute or so):





BRONZE -- Macca & Wings, Let 'Em In -- Much as I like Macca, even I'll agree he's had his hits and misses. I'd say "At the Speed of Sound" was the Spruce Goose LP of the Wings era. Probably the best track on an otherwise forgettable album. The guesses of who's at the door ranging from the realistic (brother Michael?) to the dream(The Everlys - Phil & Don) to the ridiculous (Martin Luther King?!?) It nearly took Tin until I realized there's even more disposable tracks than this on there. 

TIN -- Pink Floyd, Time -- Nice intro section. My problem is it runs a little long for my liking. Odd complaint considering the title, huh? 

I think one unique, inventive sound was the set of car keys tossed from hand to hand to create the percussive background pace on "Surf's Up":




Thanks, Deb! Catch a wave!



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Gold - Let ‘Em In (Wings - 1976)
Any song that mentions the Ev’s and Martin Luther in the same chorus sounds great to me! Not quite ‘Cook of the House’ standard but still one of the best songs from Wings at the Speed of Sound.

Silver - Caroline, No (Brian Wilson/The Beach Boys - 1966)
I know I’m supposed to like this. Lovely vocal delivery, but it always bugs me that it's been tampered with (ie, sped up). That was fine for 'Strawberry Fields Forever' but I like my BW/BB recordings, particularly love songs, pristine.

Bronze - Riders on the Storm (album version) (The Doors - 1971)
I don’t know what’s worse – seven minutes of The Doors or an hour of Prince on ABC Radio last Friday.

Participant - Time (album version) (Pink Floyd - 1973)
Just another brick. 

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Baseball season is in full swing, and on this classic track, Meat Loaf uses Yankee broadcaster Phil Rizzuto to do play-by-play for, well, it's not baseball



In 1992, Roger Waters employed a similar trick, using Marv Albert.  But, instead of play-by-play on a teenage romp in the backseat, it's about war.  Perfect Sense Part 2

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It's been called "the first rock 'n roll record". As Wikipedia says, "others take a more nuanced view". Wikipedia also has discussion of the unusual and innovative sounds (for its time) it displayed:
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Drawing on the template of jump blues and swing combo music, Turner made the style even rawer, superimposing Brenston's enthusiastic vocals, his own piano, and tenor saxophone solos by 17-year-old Raymond Hill...The song also features one of the first examples of distortion or fuzz guitar ever recorded, played by the band's guitarist Willie Kizart. The song was recorded in the Memphis studio of producer Sam Phillips in March 1951...

Jackie Brenston and his Delta Cats, who were actually Ike Turner's Kings of Rhythm, "Rocket 88" which was actually an Oldsmobile 88.

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Let's get this song started with a Chainsaw...


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More early space rock.

The Byrds - CTA-102 (named for the first quasar):


The Kinks - This Time Tomorrow:


Buddy Clinton - Take Me To Your Ladder (I'll See Your Leader Later):



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