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Popular 'mistakes' on released music
Old 12th August 2002
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Popular 'mistakes' on released music

Okay, what kind of list of "mistakes" (yeah, I'm sure some people might call them artistic accents) can we come up with? Bad punches, out of phase overheads, bad splices, etc...

1st one that comes to mind is the Blackstreet song "Good Loving" on the record "Another Level"... the "wah" organ is completely out of phase. (hit the mono button and watch it disapear)
Old 12th August 2002
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I would think that by the time a product made it thru all the stages on the way to getting released, someone would have caught the boo-boo...

There are some with not-so-obvious clams, though...the old standby "Tequila" comes to mind...
Old 13th August 2002
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My favorite,

Mick Jagger sounds like a little boy on "Angie".

Absent due to Bianca's advancing pregnancy, he wasn't around to double check the optimum key before the rest of the Rolling Stones started recording in his absence...

So when he finally turned up. they had to slow it down to accomodate his lower vocal range, then speed it back up a little so the music didn't drag...

Hence the high vocal...

heh
Old 13th August 2002
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The drum mis-trigger on the end of "Purple Rain".. maybe it doesnt count, as it does sound cool...

Also, the drum FX in " In the Air tonight" was apparently a mistake, the assistant patched the keyboard effects in by mistake...

Geez.. I just made myself look like a Prince and Phil Collins fan...

:(
Old 16th August 2002
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I would say the biggest mistake 90 percent of the time would be that it was released at all.
Old 19th August 2002
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A couple of them for yas!


Beatles "Hey Jude" John swears as he fluffs a guitar chord.. "Remember to let her under your skin... F**K!!!" Happens at about 2:56. grggt

Beach Boys "California Girls" Dropped Precussion instrument in the intro...
Old 29th August 2002
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mic &/or pre distortion, and print through, on various zep tracks.

Maybe the blackstreet cut (haven't heard it) was intentional....I know I do that on supporting things for that wide effect (although I usually tilt the panning in a little so that it doesn't completely fo bye-bye)
Old 29th August 2002
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The Blackstreet sounds like an eff up. There's a million better ways to go wide (and this one makes my brain wanna melt). Like, mult to a second channel, pan them, and put a 20 ms delay on one side. This way you are nudging it out of phase. But then again, maybe...
Old 29th August 2002
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I can't think of which albums (cds), but I love hearing bad vocal punches. Catching the singer in mid breath.

Actually, I remember hearing that on Prince discs!
Old 31st August 2002
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Quote:
Originally posted by posterchild
On the Beatles' "Day Tripper", there's a moment near the end of the song where the left channel completely drops out -- you can hear someone move the fader down to nothing and then back up.
hmm...I wouldn't call that a mistake....god doesn't make mistakes (seriously though...there were some limits then).
Old 2nd September 2002
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On "Eleanor Rigby" at the very beginning, the vocal starts out as a double, with the main vocal at the right and a double on the left. The double on the left is muted in the middle of the word Eleanor and isn't brought back until later in the tune.

On "Taxman" the tambourine, some backing vocals, and the guitar solos are all on the same track, and the punches are pretty abrupt.

"Court and Spark" has some rough vocal punches and the horns distort at times.

"In the Air Tonight" wasn't a mistake, though. Collins got that sound by happenstance while playing on a Peter Gabriel record, and then very deliberately used it on ItAT.

One of the best things to play for singers is Paul McCartney's vocals on "Here There and Everywhere". If you pan it hard to one side, then the other, you hear two separate performances, each of which is very shaky and weak, with iffy pitch that just sounds like he was straining. When you hear them together, it sounds perfect. Same thing with worse pitch on "Got to Get You Into My Life".

And of course, Keith always messed up hitting the fuzz pedal on the "Satisfaction" riff.
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