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Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by JoesTele, Sep 5, 2020.
It's all over Dark Side of the Moon, but the Uni-Vibe on 'Breathe' still hits me to this day...
The Beatles “Tomorrow Never Knows”. Hands down. No contest C’mon people, this was friggin’ recorded April 1966 on 4-Track and STILL TODAY sounds ahead of its time!
The song's backwards guitar parts and effects marked the first use of reversed sounds in a pop recording. This no doubt influenced Hendrix’s backwards guitar parts on “Are You Experienced”.
Add to that, Lennon’s vocals through a Leslie, Ringo’s trance inducing repetitive drum pattern, Tape Loop “sampling” (before such a thing had a name), Tambura and Sitar drones, all of this anchored by Paul’s one single bass note played through the entire song.
This was the Beatles using the entire studio as an “effect” and it still astonishes. It sounds strangely futuristic yet completely organic at the same time.
Another innovation featured on this track was the use of “Artificial Double Tracking” here: https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Automatic_double_tracking
All this and still under 3 minutes!
“Turn off your mind, relax and float downstream”
Tom Morello owns the kill switch :
He's pretty good with the Whammy, too...
Zappa's dual DynaFlange setup :
Jaco's use of looper :
I don't believe the Rockman or anything associated with it was developed until after the "Don't Look Back" album. He used it all over "Third Stage".
What a superb solo Joe does there - one of his best. Very under-rated album.
Man, you guys are all miles off...
Love Keith's take on it too...
Err.....Autotune, anyone ?
NOOOOO, NOOOO!!!!!! For the love of everything that’s good in this world, please no!
I think this and the Talk Box are my most vehemently opposed effects. Whenever I hear a Talk Box I immediately cringe from the cheesy novelty factor of it. The only thing more cheesy than the Talk Box is the way one looks when drooling into the ridiculous tube. Yeah, the Vocoder auto-tune must be eradicated immediately!
The Maestro fuzz on Satisfaction, of course!
Honourable mentions, in no particular order:
Marc Bolan's Rangemaster (with an HH amp?) e.g. Telegram Sam
Rory Gallagher's Rangemaster - complete oevre
David Gilmour's Big Muff, modulation & delay combo - complete oeuvre
Who's That Lady
Supermassive Black Hole
Hendrix's wah on the Electric Ladyland album - Midnight Lamp, Summer Night, Watchtower etc.
Mixing desk overload by George Harrison on Revolution
Lennon's feedback intro to I Feel Fine
Fuzz into echo chamber on 19th Nervous Breakdown
Capo on Here Comes The Sun (is that an effect?)
That'll do for now...
Tom Morello's use of Whammy pedal and delay on this solo is pretty breathtaking.
I feel deep shame for overlooking this, one of the greatest acheivements in recording history.
The invention of dub, as well.
Ah, yes. Been loving that guitar tone since I was a little kid. Really wicked. My favorite solo of all time. Ernie's solo is the most perfect combination of notes played and tone utilized.
Was done with a Big Muff and a Maestro Phaser Shifter.
Oh, I see. I didn’t know Leslie units had control pedals. Def sounded like a Leslie to me and it’s a song I love