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Background Sounds

Earlier, I was thinking about sounds you hear in the background of songs you're listening to. The two I always listen out for are:

Gimme Shelter - The Rolling Stones: At 3:04 into the song Merry Clayton's voice cracks on the word "murder" from the strain of her powerful singing. A second afterward an unknown voice, most likely Jagger's, is faintly heard shouting "Whoo!" in approval.

Roxanne - The Police: During recording, Sting accidentally sat down on a piano keyboard in the studio, resulting in the atonal piano chord and laughter preserved at the beginning of the track.

Any others?

UPDATE:

Hey Jude - The Beatles: During the recording of the master take, Lennon shouts "Oh!" followed by "Fucking hell!" at 2:56 and 2:58, respectively, into the song. This occurs after he sings "let her into your skin" under McCartney's "let her under your skin."

Rocket Queen - Guns n' Roses: It is said that lead singer Axl Rose brought in a woman (possibly a stripper) to the studio for recording. Steve Thompson, who was a mixer on the album, said the following in an interview: "Axl wanted some pornographic sounds on Rocket Queen, so he brought a girl in and they had sex in the studio. We wound up recording about 30 minutes of sex noises. If you listen to the break on Rocket Queen it's in there."

2 Responses to “Background Sounds”

  1. # Blogger The Football Guru

    Axl Rose - classy chap...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rocket_Queen  

  2. # Blogger The Football Guru

    "Axl wanted some pornographic sounds on Rocket Queen, so he brought a girl in and they had sex in the studio. We wound up recording about 30 minutes of sex noises. If you listen to the break on Rocket Queen it's in there."  

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