History ThrowItIn / Music

22nd Jun '16 6:24:10 AM gewunomox
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* The acoustic guitar passage at the start of the {{Main/Yes}} epic "And You and I". They were gearing up to start recording it, and Steve Howe was doodling and checking the tuning on his guitar. Jon Anderson thought it sounded "beautiful" and signalled to Eddie Offord to start recording. You can hear Eddie reply "OK" to Jon's signal after he starts the tape.

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* The acoustic guitar passage at the start of the {{Main/Yes}} Music/{{Yes}} epic "And You and I". They were gearing up to start recording it, and Steve Howe was doodling and checking the tuning on his guitar. Jon Anderson thought it sounded "beautiful" and signalled to Eddie Offord to start recording. You can hear Eddie reply "OK" to Jon's signal after he starts the tape.
22nd Jun '16 3:57:14 AM gewunomox
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* Steve Albini, producer of Music/{{Pixies}}' ''Surfer Rosa'', recorded bits of studio banter and included them on the album. He has since said that he didn't think it really added anything and he doesn't plan to do it again.

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* Steve Albini, producer of Music/{{Pixies}}' Music/ThePixies' ''Surfer Rosa'', recorded bits of studio banter and included them on the album. He has since said that he didn't think it really added anything and he doesn't plan to do it again.
21st Jun '16 8:24:24 PM gewunomox
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* Music/IronMaiden's ''Music/TheNumberOfTheBeast'' features a [[CarefulWithThatAxe high, loud scream]] from singer BruceDickinson. Dickinson just says that he got the ''enthusiasm'' that made it so memorable from doing the repeated takes.

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* Music/IronMaiden's ''Music/TheNumberOfTheBeast'' features a [[CarefulWithThatAxe high, loud scream]] from singer BruceDickinson.Music/BruceDickinson. Dickinson just says that he got the ''enthusiasm'' that made it so memorable from doing the repeated takes.
4th Jun '16 8:20:32 PM gewunomox
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* The sound at the end of the drum solo in MidnightOil's "Power and the Passion" is that of Rob Hirst smashing a lightbulb above his head. He planned it ahead of time, but didn't tell the band.

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* The sound at the end of the drum solo in MidnightOil's Music/MidnightOil's "Power and the Passion" is that of Rob Hirst smashing a lightbulb above his head. He planned it ahead of time, but didn't tell the band.
18th May '16 12:41:46 AM FlakyPorcupine
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* While recording the vocals for the song Blood on the Cornfields, Cormorant's vocalist Arhur von Nagel's voice cracked while delivering the lines "Was Christ not crucified?". Producer Billy Anderson told him that there was no need to rerecord it, as it added even more power to the delivery.

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* While recording the vocals for the song Blood "Blood on the Cornfields, Cormorant's Cornfields", Music/{{Cormorant}}'s vocalist Arhur von Nagel's voice cracked while delivering the lines "Was Christ not crucified?". Producer Billy Anderson told him that there was no need to rerecord it, as it added even more power to the delivery.
8th May '16 12:54:13 PM bt8257
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* In the Ben Folds Five song "Steven's Last Night In Town," a barely audible phone ring is heard just before the last line of the chorus is sung. The placement is absolutely perfect and they kept it in.
* {{Music/Outkast}}'s music video for "Ms Jackson" contains a plethora of animals. In one scene, an owl moves its head perfectly to the rhythm of the words. This was completely accidental, and was kept in because it just looks so damn cool.

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* In the Ben Folds Five song "Steven's Last Night In Town," Town", a barely audible phone ring is heard just before the last line of the chorus is sung. The placement is absolutely perfect and they kept it in.
* {{Music/Outkast}}'s Music/OutKast's music video for "Ms "Ms. Jackson" contains a plethora of animals. In one scene, an owl moves its head perfectly appears to say the rhythm of the words.words "Forever ever". This was completely accidental, and was kept in because it just looks so damn cool.



* Pretty much the whole first minute of "Don't You Evah" by the indie band {{Music/Spoon}} is requests for recording talkbacks and for the producer to record vocal queues.
* Progressive Metalcore band [[{{Music/ProtesttheHero}} Protest The Hero]]'s song "Wretch" features meows from a cat that wandered into the studio. The meows fit surprisingly well with the song, thus they were kept in [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming instead of removing the cat and re-trying.]]

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* Pretty much the whole first minute of "Don't You Evah" by the indie band {{Music/Spoon}} Music/{{Spoon}} is requests for recording talkbacks and for the producer to record vocal queues.
* Progressive Metalcore band [[{{Music/ProtesttheHero}} Protest The Hero]]'s Music/ProtestTheHero's song "Wretch" features meows from a cat that wandered into the studio. The meows fit surprisingly well with the song, thus they were kept in [[CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming instead of removing the cat and re-trying.]]



* On the song "Polly" from ''Music/{{Nevermind}}'' by {{Music/Nirvana}}, Music/KurtCobain whispers "Polly Said" once during the interlude. This was originally a too early start on the next verse, but they liked it and left it in. It then became an official part of the lyrics and Cobain sung it (intentionally this time) on the alternate "Polly (New Wave)" version of the song found on Incesticide.

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* On the song "Polly" from ''Music/{{Nevermind}}'' by {{Music/Nirvana}}, Music/{{Nirvana}}, Music/KurtCobain whispers "Polly Said" once during the interlude. This was originally a too early start on the next verse, but they liked it and left it in. It then became an official part of the lyrics and Cobain sung it (intentionally this time) on the alternate "Polly (New Wave)" version of the song found on Incesticide.



** Of course Music/WeirdAlYankovic exaggerated & lampshaded this in "You're Pitiful." Blunt was amused. Atlantic Records was not, so they don't get copyright royalties for the free track.

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** Of course Music/WeirdAlYankovic exaggerated & lampshaded this in "You're Pitiful." Pitiful". Blunt was amused. Atlantic Records was not, so they don't get copyright royalties for the free track.



* Several songs on {{Music/SongsToWearPantsTo}} contain improvised or unplanned bits. Perhaps the most notable of them comes in [[http://www.songstowearpantsto.com/songs/when-a-cow-snapping-over-friend-chiken-xd/ When A Cow Snapping Over Friend Chicken XD]]—already a funny song to begin with, it reaches [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Crowning Moment levels]] when the singer's guitar suddenly malfunctions in the end of the song.

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* Several songs on {{Music/SongsToWearPantsTo}} Music/SongsToWearPantsTo contain improvised or unplanned bits. Perhaps the most notable of them comes in [[http://www.songstowearpantsto.com/songs/when-a-cow-snapping-over-friend-chiken-xd/ When A Cow Snapping Over Friend Chicken XD]]—already a funny song to begin with, it reaches [[CrowningMomentOfFunny Crowning Moment levels]] when the singer's guitar suddenly malfunctions in the end of the song.



* Near the beginning of [[{{Music/ThePolice}} The Police]]'s "Roxanne" from ''Music/OutlandosDAmour'', there is the sound of a piano and Sting chuckling. The dissonant piano chord was a result of Sting accidentally sitting on the instrument during recording. Thus as [[CreditsGag an in-joke]], the liner notes credit Sting with performing vocals, bass, harmonica, and "butt piano".

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* Near the beginning of [[{{Music/ThePolice}} The Police]]'s Music/ThePolice's "Roxanne" from ''Music/OutlandosDAmour'', there is the sound of a piano and Sting chuckling. The dissonant piano chord was a result of Sting accidentally sitting on the instrument during recording. Thus as [[CreditsGag an in-joke]], the liner notes credit Sting with performing vocals, bass, harmonica, and "butt piano".



* [[{{Music/BlackSabbath}} Black Sabbath]]'s "Sweet Leaf" begins with a coughing sound. This was Tony Iommi who was getting ready to record a guitar part when the other guys in the band offered him a joint to smoke. This caused him to cough uncontrollably, and the band recorded it and stuck it at the front of the song. This was lampshaded in Godsmack's cover of the same song, which began with a busy crowded bar scene, ending with the coughing sequence, recorded twice- the second time, in the same style.
** Music/PinkFloyd's ''Music/WishYouWereHere'' and {{Music/Oasis}}' "Roll With It" also have unedited coughs.

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* [[{{Music/BlackSabbath}} Black Sabbath]]'s Music/BlackSabbath's "Sweet Leaf" begins with a coughing sound. This was Tony Iommi who was getting ready to record a guitar part when the other guys in the band offered him a joint to smoke. This caused him to cough uncontrollably, and the band recorded it and stuck it at the front of the song. This was lampshaded in Godsmack's cover of the same song, which began with a busy crowded bar scene, ending with the coughing sequence, recorded twice- the second time, in the same style.
** Music/PinkFloyd's ''Music/WishYouWereHere'' '"Music/WishYouWereHere" and {{Music/Oasis}}' Music/{{Oasis}}' "Roll With It" also have unedited coughs.



* The presence of a lo-fi sample of "Dixie" in [[{{Music/TheClash}} the Clash]]'s "Rock The Casbah" (at the "the in-crowd says it's cool..." part) is attributed to Topper Headon's ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' watch alarm. The best thing is, it keeps up with the section's tempo.
** Near the end of "Armagideon Time," there's an exchange between the engineer and Joe Strummer. Trying to keep the song from veering into "raga territory," they told the engineer to tell them when four minutes had gone up. Then Strummer changed his mind ("Okay, okay. Don't push us when we're hot!").

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* The presence of a lo-fi sample of "Dixie" in [[{{Music/TheClash}} the Clash]]'s Music/TheClash's "Rock The Casbah" (at the "the in-crowd says it's cool..." part) is attributed to Topper Headon's ''Series/TheDukesOfHazzard'' watch alarm. The best thing is, it keeps up with the section's tempo.
** Near the end of "Armagideon Time," Time", there's an exchange between the engineer and Joe Strummer. Trying to keep the song from veering into "raga territory," they told the engineer to tell them when four minutes had gone up. Then Strummer changed his mind ("Okay, okay. Don't push us when we're hot!").



* [[{{Music/TheFall}} The Fall]]'s "Paintwork" goes through a couple of odd, abrupt sound collage breaks where the music suddenly becomes distant-sounding and gets drowned out by a program about astronomy and later, a brief snippet of classical music. This was because Mark E. Smith accidentally taped over parts of the song.
* In [[{{Music/U2}} U2]]'s "I Will Follow", drummer Larry Mullen, Jr. kicked over a beer bottle mid-take, and it was picked up by the kick-drum mic - and kept because it bounced perfectly in time with the music.

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* [[{{Music/TheFall}} The Fall]]'s Music/TheFall's "Paintwork" goes through a couple of odd, abrupt sound collage breaks where the music suddenly becomes distant-sounding and gets drowned out by a program about astronomy and later, a brief snippet of classical music. This was because Mark E. Smith accidentally taped over parts of the song.
* In [[{{Music/U2}} U2]]'s Music/{{U 2}}'s "I Will Follow", drummer Larry Mullen, Jr. kicked over a beer bottle mid-take, and it was picked up by the kick-drum mic - and kept because it bounced perfectly in time with the music.



* [[{{Music/Megadeth}} Megadeth]]'s cover of [[{{Music/BlackSabbath}} Black Sabbath]]'s "Paranoid" from ''Music/{{Paranoid}}'' contains a flub by then-drummer Nick Menza, who keeps playing after everyone else had stopped at the very end of the song. Mustaine yells, "Nick...Nick...'''Nick'''!"; the drums stop, and then faintly in the background, Menza can be heard yelling, "Fuck...me...running!"

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* [[{{Music/Megadeth}} Megadeth]]'s Music/Megadeth's cover of [[{{Music/BlackSabbath}} Black Sabbath]]'s Music/BlackSabbath's "Paranoid" from ''Music/{{Paranoid}}'' contains a flub by then-drummer Nick Menza, who keeps playing after everyone else had stopped at the very end of the song. Mustaine yells, "Nick...Nick...'''Nick'''!"; the drums stop, and then faintly in the background, Menza can be heard yelling, "Fuck...me...running!"



* The famous riff of Music/GunsNRoses' "Sweet Child O' Mine" originated from Slash screwing around. He never intended the riff to be recorded, let alone immortalized.

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* The famous riff of Music/GunsNRoses' "Sweet Child O' o' Mine" originated from Slash screwing around. He never intended the riff to be recorded, let alone immortalized.



* The piano melody in the second half of the Music/DerekAndTheDominoes hit "Layla" from ''Music/LaylaAndOtherAssortedLoveSongs'' was originally something drummer Jim Gordon was working on for a separate project. Music/EricClapton came upon Gordon playing it in the studio late one night and begged for it to be included in the song.
** "Key To The Highway", an old blues standard, was a thrown-in ''track''. They heard Sam The Sham recording it, and started jamming during some studio downtime. Producer Tom Dowd supposedly told the engineer to "Turn on the [[PrecisionFStrike fucking tape.]]" when he heard them, which is why the song begins with a fade-in.

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* The piano melody in the second half of the Music/DerekAndTheDominoes Music/DerekAndTheDominos hit "Layla" from ''Music/LaylaAndOtherAssortedLoveSongs'' was originally something drummer Jim Gordon was working on for a separate project. Music/EricClapton came upon Gordon playing it in the studio late one night and begged for it to be included in the song.
** "Key To The to the Highway", an old blues standard, was a thrown-in ''track''. They heard Sam The Sham recording it, and started jamming during some studio downtime. Producer Tom Dowd supposedly told the engineer to "Turn on the [[PrecisionFStrike fucking tape.]]" when he heard them, which is why the song begins with a fade-in.
7th May '16 12:38:10 PM MikeK
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** A similar left-in mistake occurs in "King And Caroline", but with the vocal track: Robert Pollard's vocals briefly get cut off near the beginning of the first verse, leaving the first TitleDrop of the song as "the king and Carol-". They went so far as to print the lyrics that way in the liner notes to ''Alien Lanes''.

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** A similar left-in mistake occurs in "King And & Caroline", but with the vocal track: Robert Pollard's vocals briefly get cut off near the beginning of the first verse, song, leaving the first TitleDrop of the song as just "the king and Carol-".Carol". They went so far as to print the lyrics that way in the liner notes to ''Alien Lanes''.
30th Apr '16 10:05:26 PM TDYY
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**How has no one mentioned that the most renowned part of "Hey Jude" was improvised? When the song was supposed to end, during the fade out, Paul chanted "Better, better, better!" up the scale, and the Beatles, along with the thirty-six piece orchestra accompanying them, followed him for another four minutes. And the only reason Paul did it was because he was having fun! The song went on to become the Beatles' biggest selling hit, making this the Beatles' most memorable example of this trope.
16th Apr '16 7:49:03 PM Twentington
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* When Music/TheByrds covered Music/BobDylan's "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere", they inadvertently changed the line "Pick up your money, pack up your tent" from Dylan's demo to "Pack up your money, pick up your tent". When Dylan recorded the song later on, he sang "Pack up your money, put up your tent, [=McGuinn=]…" in reference to Byrds bassist Roger [=McGuinn=]. Then in 1989, [=McGuinn=] covered the song along with Roger Hillman on a Nitty Gritty Dirt Band album, where he replied to Dylan with "Pack up your money, pick up your tent, Dylan…"

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* When Music/TheByrds covered Music/BobDylan's "You Ain't Goin' Nowhere", they inadvertently changed the line "Pick up your money, pack up your tent" from Dylan's demo to "Pack up your money, pick up your tent". When Dylan recorded the song later on, he sang "Pack up your money, put up your tent, [=McGuinn=]…" in reference to Byrds bassist Roger [=McGuinn=]. Then in 1989, [=McGuinn=] covered the song along with Roger Chris Hillman on a Nitty Gritty Dirt Band album, where he replied to Dylan with "Pack up your money, pick up your tent, Dylan…"
19th Feb '16 5:11:52 PM twilicorn
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* The version of 'Valerie' from ''Music/BackToBlack'' sung by {{Music/Amy Winehouse}} (said to have been done in one take) starts with producer Mark Ronson saying, "All right, it's rolling." and Amy murmuring, "I'm sorry Charlie Murphy; I was having too much fun."

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* The version of 'Valerie' from ''Music/BackToBlack'' sung by {{Music/Amy Winehouse}} (said to have been done in one take) and featured on her album ''Music/BackToBlack'' starts with producer Mark Ronson saying, "All right, it's rolling." and Amy murmuring, "I'm sorry Charlie Murphy; I was having too much fun."
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