- Apr 18, 2013
The Land of Eternal Tuning
My 2 cents...
Okay a Mosaic not as good as say a Ric 360-12 but much less trouble and it works well with a Telecaster!
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and "It's interesting to listen to the guitar on her Needles and Pins. It is buried more in the mix and also some of what superficially sound like lead lines are played on piano I think. Probably Glen Campbell, with De Shannon (born Sharon Lee Myers), were still working out the sound that became fully realized in the second song. Campbell was a superb player of course and had great success in his own career but right here with De Shannon created a signature sound, that big chiming stately sound that the Byrds and numerous Beatles songs used to such good effect (but also with good rhythmic propulsion in parts)."To quote:
"Q: Concerning your classic song "When You Walk In The Room"
did you write that on the guitar and was that guitar lick written
by you as well?"
A: Yes, I wrote it on the guitar and I did write that lick. Glen
Campbell, however, played it on the actual session. It was
really funny. I has such nerve. Glen could have played it
perfectly, but I didn't want that. I wanted more raunch and
funky like I played it. Glen thought people were going to
think he played badly. I kept saying, 'Well never mind,'
because I'm not a great musician by any means. He was
very sweet to help me out. It was a very different approach
in those days."
Further info, that I hadn't known before, on Jackie DeShannon's When You Walk. It was the second use of an electric 12 string on a pop/rock record, the first being in her song Needles and Pins that came out slightly earlier (though on that the 12 string was kinda buried in the mix). Both of these were before the Beatles and the Byrds popularized the 12 string.
The 12-string Charvel Surfcaster.
REM was mostly a 6 string Ric band, but they had moments of glorious 12 string jangle, such as the following, courtesy of the Fender XII in Mitch Easter’s studio: