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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by micpoc, Sep 23, 2017.
Why do I feel old?
I generally don't like music that's produced to that extent but I've always loved that song.
Thanks for the look under the hood, that was fascinating!
There was this really funny anecdote about Robert Fripp's part on the title track.
Because what Fripp did was turn up one of THESE
...and had it at such a high volume that his Les Paul would start to howl in that high A-Note and he'd walk back and forth when he noticed that the distance from the amp actually made the pitch of the feedback change.
Making what is probably his best known guitar part the only guitar part of his where he actually was standing up and pacing around.
He did three takes which were all overlapped creating that siren you hear on the song.
Come the tour, Fripp couldn't be booked because of King Crimson demanding his attention, so after seeing Frank Zappa live, Bowie drafts in THIS guy.
Belew, got the setlist, a copy of "heroes" and is told to learn all the songs. But when the rehearsals start Bowie and Brian Eno find out to what a degree Belew had done his homework. During the song "heroes" Bowie and Eno frequently had to stop the song because of laughing at Belew so much.
So when Belew went "What's so funny?" they tell him that that part he's playing took Fripp three overdubs and they found it hilarious that Belew was doing all of it on his own.
I was wondering what they did when they played it live. What a way to pull the story together with an exclamation point.
Super entertaining video. I was never a big Bowie guy but always loved that song. That and Ashes to Ashes. Thanks for sharing.
Fascinating video - thank you very much for posting. Happy birthday Heroes!
Great great record.
Holy Shif, I did not know this was a Bowie song.
I also just learned that Motorhead covered it.
Well, here you go Bowie live in 1978 with Belew on guitar
Wow. I'm a bit of a Bowie-nut and I've never seen this! Thanks so much for posting this! Great clip
Great to see that video of Adrian Belew. I saw Talking Heads back in the day and he was playing with them. I remember thinking, "who the heck is that!?!". Considering all he was doing at the time, I guess I was living on an island. He was great with them. I had never seen anyone play an amp like he did, with such tastefully controlled feedback. Now I need go back and catch up on what he did afterwards...
You're not alone - I first heard of Belew by name back in the late 80s, on college radio. I asked my more knowledgeable friend and he said ''oh yeah, he played with Zappa''.
Belew is one of those guys that makes me want to burn my guitars.
Das ist gut. Nein?
Great song, great track, terrific album