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I'm bumping this because I just listened to a song that has one of the mistakes that made it into the recording (I mentioned I like finding these recorded mistakes). Older rock has a lot of them because of the difficulties of analog, tape and the smaller number of tracks available: Things like hearing a guitar fuzz box stepped on, a cough, flubbed notes, unintentional feedback, etc. It's more rare to find them in recent recordings. Here is an example of a modern one:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSfTdzoO4ic

Modest Mouse "Missed the Boat". Right after the 22 second mark there is a squeal which I assume is from one of the violin bows.
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Little vibrating/echoing bits in 'Rock the Casbah' (the Clash) - and where the lyrics go 'the king called out his jet fighters' and you hear...well, I guess the sound of jet fighters.

'Another One Bites the Dust' (Queen) - that vibrating reverberating sound after the 'clap claps' - sounds like an old fashioned sound effect of someone shaking a big sheet of metal, though I'm sure it's done with guitars and amps and such was were in vogue at that time.
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Things like hearing a guitar fuzz box stepped on, a cough, flubbed notes, unintentional feedback, etc. It's more rare to find them in recent recordings.
I've got two of those.

In Jeff Buckley's version of "Hallelujah" - it's subtle but in the middle of his gentle finger picking at about 2:36 there's one PLONK note that just doesn't fit, like he hooked a fingernail or something.

Another, more noticeable, is in Joey Landreth's "Still Feel Gone," at about 1:32, similarly, in the middle of some gentle strumming/picking, a rogue SQUAWK note, that I love.
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Keeping this going, I'm reminded of what I always imagined was a beer bottle being knocked to the floor by a drunken Replacements member, in Talent Show. It might be something else, but that would be fitting.

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I am also a huge fan of the second guitar solo in "Dogs" by Pink Floyd
I too am a sucker for double-tracked guitar solos. See also the solo arouynd 2:20 in The Allman Brothers's Blue Sky.

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I've got two of those.

In Jeff Buckley's version of "Hallelujah" - it's subtle but in the middle of his gentle finger picking at about 2:36 there's one PLONK note that just doesn't fit, like he hooked a fingernail or something.

Another, more noticeable, is in Joey Landreth's "Still Feel Gone," at about 1:32, similarly, in the middle of some gentle strumming/picking, a rogue SQUAWK note, that I love.
Yes, that's what I'm talking about! I've heard the stray note in the Buckley cover but never heard the Landreth song. That's a definite stray note as well.

Another one is Keef jumping in a bit too early around the 2:33 mark of Satisfaction:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrIPxlFzDi0
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There's great bit in Dreams by the Cranberries. I'm not even sure what you call that in the background...ululating?
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In The Doors Live at the Hollywood Bowl: the bit where Jim Morrison burps during When The Music's Over.
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Had to bump again for another Beatles attack.

By no means uncommon, the catchy little guitar hook leading into a first chorus was nailed quite well by The Fabs, like in the following two examples:

Just after the final "yeah" in She Loves You.

This one leading into the second verse of "Filling a Hole".

I know there's tons more of these particular examples - cool if anyone can come up with any more.

The quiet, somewhat jazzy bass break in I'm Only Sleeping (heh and John's breathy "yeeeeaaahh")

A couple things in "Revolution 1":

The extra note (or two?) they throw in at the end of that measure.

Weird guitar peels starting at around 3:39 that kinda remind me of a particular Star Trek sound effect.

In "I Dig a Pony" - the groovy jams bookending the song, and John's hoarse, impassioned "I told you so!"

As mentioned in another thread, the sublime harmonizing in "If I (Norman) Fell"

The 'slightly ahead' guitar strum kicking in after the acapella beginning of "Nowhere Man".




manoman what an amazing fricking band they were - could probably come up with yet another screed post like this.
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In Santanas cover of "She's Not There" he is trading riffs with the various percussionists. In one, he does this quick Cat-Scream with the guitar that makes me go "yeah!"
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Mick's opening Oh yyyyeeaaahhh!" at the beginning of the Stones' rambunctious, awesome "Rocks Off". Love the brass section in this too.

A couple things from "You Can't Always Get Want You Wanted":

Charlie's funky, extended drum fills and Nicky Hopkins's blistering piano, here.

The snazzy guiro at the beginning of Gimme Shelter". (Following what may well be one of the coolest tremolo/reverb-laden guitar openings ever)

A couple more Beatles thingies:

The TIT-TIT-TIT-TIT backing vocals in "Girl" (ya gotta love how John sucks in air at the beginning of that)

Also the "frere jacques" backing vox in "Paperback Writer".

Maybe their most bad-ass lick? Tearing it up in "I Got A Feeling". (and Ringo's fill coming out of it)
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Another great opening is the harmonica solo of Piano Man. I always have to stop and listen to this, the intro to the best barroom song ever written.
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Tom Petty's Free Fallin'

Opening guitar riff but also "All the vampires walkin through the valley
Move west down Ventura Boulevard"

I look forward to the harmony in "Ventura Boulevard" every time.
I came here to post exactly that! Something about it .. I just have to join in.

Sting, Fortress Around Your Heart: I love the chromatic changes going from verse to chorus, "walking on the mines I've laid AND IF I built a fortress..."

I'm willing to sit through all 14 minutes of Peter Frampton's "Do You Feel Like We Do?" just for the breakdown, into the guitar solo.
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Forgot to mention about "Gimme Shelter" - there's a very definitive piano note that, for me, totally sets the grave tone of the song, and is exactly at :33, then :37, then :41

In the Beatles Piggies, one of the porcine little buggers gets musical with a two-note contribution at 1:30

In Old Brown Shoe - how the piano keeps pushing the beat along (playing "ahead", almost?) And a lot of the bass work - in the middle of the verses ("For you sweet top lip I'm in the queue / Baby, I'm in love with you"), and speedily bouncing along during the refrains ("If I grow up I'll be a singer") - darned amazing.

In Janis's "Take Another Little Piece of My Heart", that sliding guitar riff right after "Take it!"
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Speaking of sliding riffs

Bob Fripp (Thela hun Ginjeet) at 5:42...5:45...5:49...

old band of mine from '91 covering Jerk Ward's UFO at :37...:46...:55...1:05 (more of a pick-scrape)

Talking Heads' Warning Sign at 1:24 and 1:26...and then 1:32 and 1:34...

Yes - The Fish - wobbly bass slide, which I think was more of a studio gimmick, part of which involved waving the long guitar cable around like a skipping rope.
At 4:05...4:15...4:27...
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A little flourish during a guitar solo, here at 6:22 seconds into, "It's a Long Way There", by The Little River Band.
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(shoulda mentioned in my previous posts that half-decent headphones would be strongly recommended to get an idea of the "awesomery" of said bits.)

Never-ending Beatles genuflecting:

In "Baby You Can Drive My Car" I really like the ascending bass notes at 0:30, culminating in the nifty guitar hook at 0:35.

In "You Never Give Me Your Money", one of my favourite bass passages - Paul amblng away from 1:08 to 1:32 and the groovy guitars from 2:30 to 2:38


In "Hey Bulldog" - the sly, ultra-funky little guitar lick played at 0:46 and at 1:46 , as well as someone's cool "yup" after the "Big man" lyric at 1:33
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Two songs come immediately to mind, more for lyrical reasons than instrumental:

In The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald, Mr. Lightfoot asks, "Does anyone know where the love of God goes, when the waves turn the minutes to hours?"

In Dire Strait's Industrial Disease, Mark Knopfler opines, "Two men say they're Jesus; one of them must be wrong..." Just the deadpan way he delivers the line. Cracks me up just thinking about it and typing it out here.
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In Dire Strait's Industrial Disease, Mark Knopfler opines, "Two men say they're Jesus; one of them must be wrong..." Just the deadpan way he delivers the line. Cracks me up just thinking about it and typing it out here.
I love that line! It's so ... logical.
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Prince's When Dove's Cry: When he sings "Touch if you will my stomach, Feel how it trembles inside" his little moaning grumble that follows in the background around 1:57.

Bruce Springsteen/Patti Smith's Because the Night sung by Natalie Merchant (MTV Unplugged Version): When she sings "Take Me Now, Take Me Now" on the second "Me" her accented yearning pleading around 2:32.

Cyndi Lauper's The Goonies 'r' Good Enough: The Phil Collin's/In the Air Tonite Drum solo starting at 5:09. What a fun video from the Goonies. Sean Astin just a baby. I miss the 80s.
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The way "Shoobie-doo" segues into "Candy-O" on the Cars album 'Candy-O' is electrifying.
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The way "Shoobie-doo" segues into "Candy-O" on the Cars album 'Candy-O' is electrifying.
Definitely!
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Right at the end of Jimmy's how-is-that-even-possible?!? speed-run solo on "Heartbreaker," there's that one accidental pull-off (or maybe "accidental flick-off"?) at 2:43. Nice to know he's human after all.
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I have dozens of small bits I like, in classical / orchestral music. I just can't describe them in words, this is really difficult.

I might find time indexes in youtube videos of the pieces. But then, some of my favorite moments are found only in certain recordings of the music, and might be missed / glossed over / or otherwise not captured because of the nature of artistic expression in classical music.

Argh: Once again, classical music just doesn't fit well in this internet era. (Don't get me started on the iPod-ization / Amazon-ification of digital music and how it messes things up terribly. Such as, I'm just looking for this one passage from the recording. No, don't apply fade in/ fade out dynamics for that "song." Don't, for the love of god, sort this one CD of a 4-CD opera set differently than the others, mysteriously having it classified by one of the singers rather than Wagner's Die Walkure, Disc 3. This one CD should be in the "Wagner" bucket like the others, not "Kirsten Flagstad." Kee-rist.) (Sorry)
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Here's one that I like, the opening guitar and mandolin chords on "Friend of the Devil". From the Grateful Dead album American Beauty.

https://youtu.be/XacvydVrhuI?t=11

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Live versions of "Suspicious Minds" ... the horn section and the drums are just awesome!

Cued to the part I'm talking about: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wb0Jmy-JYbA&t=2m59s
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The point in "Istanbul" where the melody switches to "The Streets of Cairo":

Even old New York
was once New Amsterdam.


Followed by

Why they changed it I can't say,
People just liked it better that way.


Hell, the whole song is a trip!
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Kris Kristofferson's little laugh after "We take our own chances and pay our own dues" (laugh), where you know the singer is The Silver Tongued Devil
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The boys choir intro to You Can't Always Get What You Want.
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Cuddy: Oh, I looked into that philosopher you quoted, Jagger, and youre right, You cant always get what you want, but as it turns out if you try sometimes you get what you need.
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Probably my favorite line in any Beatles song, from "Penny Lane": Though she feels as if she's in a play/She is anyway
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Mine might be

Well the doctor came in
Stinking of gin
And proceeded to lie on the table.
(Rocky Raccoon)

or possibly

She was well-acquainted with the touch of the velvet hand like a lizard on a window pane. (Happiness is a Warm Gun)

or maybe

If you go carrying pictures of Chairman Mao
Ya ain't gonna make it with anyone anyhow.
(Revolution)

ok seriously

Waits at the window, wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the door (Eleanor Rigby)

or Lennon's "But I can't complain"'s (A Little Help From My Friends)


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Prince's When Dove's Cry.
I'll go with the tasty opening guitar licks.


Cool "Suck it!" @ 1:03 by some alt-right fucker.


Odd-sounding "thud" drum getting hit every three seconds or so in "American Woman".
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One other one: Alex's guitar peeling @ 7:51 at the end of Neil's fill in Rush's "Xanadu".
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Three bits from Roxy Music's Editions of You, with the first one one, unfortunately, almost impossible to hear without headphones (or just crank the hell out of the volume if you can get away with it):

Bryan Ferry's louche "mmmmm!" @ 0:06 , the goofy "WOOOOOO!" @ 2:30 , and BF's characteristic baahhing-like-a-sheep vibrato, on full display here @ 3:30

Always liked the jazzy-yet-at-the-same-time-totally-kick-ass ending to Hendrix's Freedom, here at 3:43.
Was hoping to find the studio version, but hopefully the yummy NSFW aspect here will compensate.

One more ending: the off-the-rails piano @ 4:34 in Bowie's (live) Aladdin Sane.
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Bumping due to insouciance.

The New York Dolls come up with possibly the hottest wolf-whistle-on-steroids at 2:04 in "Personality Crisis".

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One other one: Alex's guitar peeling @ 7:51 at the end of Neil's fill in Rush's "Xanadu".
Yeah, thats a good example of throwing a little something new in the second (or third) time a section is played in a song. Most good songs do this, Id wager.
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The change in key about a third of the way through the St Elsewhere theme. Along with the driving beat, it adds a sense of urgency and maybe potential tragedy to the music, which is followed by a little ray of hope at the very end.

Said change in key occurs just after the 1:00 minute mark in this recording:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ivA69Nrf0c

I love this theme. It's absolutely one of the best of the '80s, as was the series itself.
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Maxine Nightingale's Right Back Where We Started From--The way she belts out "get right back" with only the drum accompaniment is superb.
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Yeah, thats a good example of throwing a little something new in the second (or third) time a section is played in a song. Most good songs do this, Id wager.
Yeah and with "Xanadu" being such an awesome number, I see what you mean.

A teeny weeny thing - when Robert Plant sucks in air just before he goes into "Heartbreaker"'s last verse at 3:40
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Keeping this going, I'm reminded of what I always imagined was a beer bottle being knocked to the floor by a drunken Replacements member, in Talent Show. It might be something else, but that would be fitting.
Thanks for this, I love rough-around-the-edges stuff like this.

You want beer bottles getting tipped off tables? I grew up with a Clancy Brothers album, live from a pub, where a bottle broke. "Hit 'im again!" laughed a Clancy. And another said "Ah, Ireland. The land of happy wars and sad love songs..."

Not on YouTube, but Ryan Adams and Gillian Welch did a very homemade but haunting "Dancing with the Women at the Bar" at a bar, with lots of bottles dropping and chairs getting dragged around. Also has a drunken ad lib: "This isn't my gig... so I'm... not going to say anything."
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Jimmy Page's greatest ever bit: atonal high note at 4:46 in "Dazed and Confused".
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Two "instrumental bridge" moments: When the brass kicks in around two-thirds of the way through Petula Clark's "Downtown," and the soaring strings before the final chorus of the Shirelles' "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_m4Qb0iW-o

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3irmBv8h4Tw

The first one is just so damned *BRITISH*, while the second is the icing on the cake for one of Carole King's best works.
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Jimmy Page's greatest ever bit: atonal high note at 4:46 in "Dazed and Confused".
Always liked that. Always thought I was one of like 3 people in the world that noticed it. Glad you're the 4th.
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Two "instrumental bridge" moments: When the brass kicks in around two-thirds of the way through Petula Clark's "Downtown," and the soaring strings before the final chorus of the Shirelles' "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?"
My favorite instrumental bridge moment: in Lynyrd Skynyrd's "Call Me the Breeze". In the second 8 bars of the piano solo...not the piano part, but the horns in the background. That little Doo..[rest]...da dada da dah dah dah dah, dooo...is the coolest. thing. ever.
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The change in key about a third of the way through the St Elsewhere theme. Along with the driving beat, it adds a sense of urgency and maybe potential tragedy to the music, which is followed by a little ray of hope at the very end.

Said change in key occurs just after the 1:00 minute mark in this recording:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ivA69Nrf0c

I love this theme. It's absolutely one of the best of the '80s, as was the series itself.
Yay for the 80s! Here's Carly Simon in "Let the River Run". I love the energy in the lines (it's cued up to them) "Oh, my heart is aching/We're coming to the edge, running on the water" and then the key change at 1:19
https://youtu.be/cv-0mmVnxPA?t=68
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Speaking of Carole King, here she is singing "It Might as Well Rain until September." I love the strings (plucked and otherwise) and multiple key changes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbKE0gJETA0
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I don't know the exact technical/musical term for it, but the quick 7 or 8 bar guitar pick that accompanies the chorus part of the German punk band Wizo's song 'Kopfschuss'. It occurs 3 or 4 times in the song, the first at the 40 second mark. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tO-s1GmL0Ek

Don't know why, but that little detail really makes the song "cook" to me.

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John's countdown at the beginning of Ringo's (It's All Down To) Goodnight Vienna, "Ah-one, two, one, two, three, four," followed by, "Alright!"
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The little half notes Slash plays during the vocal parts of Sweet Child O Mine. Not so much on the album but some of the live performances are awesome.
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I listen for "squeaks" from the re-positioning of the guitarist's fingers. Is there a musical term for this?

Notable squeaky songs would be Wish You Were Here, and Every Breath You Take. Lots more, but those are two of my favorites.
I love the sound of an acoustic guitar. Especially when you can hear the little squeaks where the guitarist repositions.

A few of mine:

1) the very beginning of Johnny Cash's "I Walk the Line" where he softly hums along right before the first verse. It's almost like he's trying to find the right pitch before singing.

2) the bluesy cadence in"Big River" where he sings "Well I've gotten on down to Baton Rouge, river queen roll on...take that woman on down to New Orleans, New Orleans."

3) the entire piano opening to Billy Joel's "Prelude/Angry Young Man.". I'm a sucker for a piano riff, too
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Rolling Stones Let It Bleed album "Gimme Shelter": We all know the incredible backing vocals as done by Merry Clayton but listen closely the next time she sings "Murder!" when her voice cracks. You can just barely hear Jagger say/sing "Whooo!"...I believe they were singing this together for the track. It's clear Jagger was mightily impressed.

Jeff Beck Truth album "Beck's Bolero": Great instrumental featuring Beck, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones, Nicky Hopkins and Keith Moon. Midway through the song, right as it breaks into a full on rock jam...Keith Moon screams just as he breaks one of the drum mics and from then on, all you really hear is cymbals. It's fun to hear Moonie just scream "arrrggghhh!" as only he could.

Rod Stewart Gasoline Alley album "It's All Over Now": As the song is winding up, everybody gets a short solo and Ron Wood plays some tasty licks when it's his turn. I noticed a long time ago that of the various slide licks he's playing is the main lick for the previous song "Gasoline Alley". He just threw it in there as a joke I imagine.
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