OK, I realize this is a very strange question, but here goes…
On the Simon & Garfunkle “Greatest Hits” album (which I first bought on 8-track, then on cassete tape, and recently on CD) there is a rendition of “Feeling Groovy”. It was obviously recorded during a live concert, as you can hear the audience clapping as the song starts to play.
Anyway, the first thing you hear when the track begins is somebody on stage (Paul Simon?) saying “…wide open.” Then, just before the music starts, somebody close to the microphone says something. I’ve listened to it again and again over the years, and it always sounds the same to me:
The word is said in sort of a loud whisper, and I’ve always wondered what was really being said and what, if anything it meant. I suspect it is merely some really bizarre form of sneeze, but I thought I’d ask on the off chance there is some less mundane explanation…