A [[{{Music Trope|s}} music trope]]. When a band records part of a song, they may sometimes leave in some of the talking that occurred during the recording session. It generally appears at the beginning or end of a song.

A subtrope of ThrowItIn, related to LeaveTheCameraRunning.

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!!Examples:

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* Music/RyanAdams' "To Be Young" is preceded by a brief intro called "Argument With David Rawlings Concerning Music/{{Morrissey}}", which is ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin (more specifically, the argument is over which Morrissey album an unspecified song was on). On the same album there's "In My Time Of Need", which starts with Ryan Adams mumbling "all right... Sittin' on my foot is weird". Apparently he was sitting down to play guitar with one leg crossed under the other.

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[[folder: Alternative Hip Hop ]]

* The first half of an obscure [[Music/LinkinPark Fort Minor]] song ("Tools of the Trade") has Mike Shinoda describe and demonstrate how one makes a hip hop instrumental and ends with everyone laughing at a joke one of the rappers made about another one.
* The intro, ("Summer Knights"), to Joey Bada$$'s ''1999'' mixtape.

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[[folder: Alternative Metal ]]

* The beginning of Music/SystemOfADown's "Chop Suey": "We're rolling 'Suicide'." "Suicide" was the WorkingTitle of the song.

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[[folder: Alternative Rock ]]

* Music/ModestMouse, at the beginning of "The Good Times Are Killing Me":
-->"Daaa da da daaa... Is there an ashtray in here or ''what''?"
-->"Can we smoke in here?"
-->"Yeah, Eric's got those pockets." * metronome starts*
** "What People Are Made Of" starts with someone asking "What's up? Make love?".
** "Bukowski" ends with "I fucked up the last line..."
* The end of The Used's "The Taste of Ink" has an outtake with band members complimenting the vocalist.
* Music/CountingCrows' song "Recovering the Satellites" has an extended bit at the end that's repeated several times; before the last one, we hear the lead singer telling everyone else, "Last one!"
* The acoustic songs in Music/BarenakedLadies' album ''Everything to Everyone'' has some very funny chatter at the end where they call each other silly nicknames in Scottish accents.
** There's also the stuff at the end of the ''Gordon'' album. This includes messing up a line in Grade 9 and some improvised stuff in the style of ''If I Had $1000000''.
* Music/TheSmiths, at the end of "I Started Something I Couldn't Finish". "Okay Stephen, let's do that again" to their producer, Stephen Street.
** And later, an alternate take of Morrissey's solo song "I Know Very Well How I Got My Name" was released as "I Know Very Well How I Got My Note Wrong". In that version the guitarist messes up near the very end and both he and Morrissey laugh about it.
* Music/FrankZappa's got a few, most notably at the end of "Bobby Brown".
--->(Sniggering)
--->"Yeah, I'd knew you'd be surprised!"
* Tons and tons on Music/BenFolds Five's album ''Whatever and Ever, Amen''. According the liner notes, this was part of the concept, to provide a more raw and intimate listening experience. It works.
** The version of the Ben Folds solo song "Dog" on the ''Speed Graphic'' EP includes an impromptu phone conversation with his then wife. [[note]]TheNotRemix compiled on ''Supersunnyspeedgraphic: The LP'' removes it.[[/note]] Apparently, he had been recording the vocals and she happened to call his cellphone just in time for the song's instrumental outro. After she chides him for picking up without saying hello, the following exchange happens:
--->'''Frally:''' What are you doin'?
--->'''Ben:''' Makin' a record.
--->'''Frally:''' ...You're a cumquat.
--->'''Ben:''' (laughs) We're doin' a vocal track. Um, you're all over it now.
--->'''Frally:''' (sarcastically) Aw, great.
* Music/BlindMelon's "Mouthful Of Cavities" starts with Shannon Hoon saying "Listen, man, I got the window open, hear the cats?". Evidently there were some cats just outside the studio, since you can faintly hear some meowing in the background as he says this.
* Music/ThePixies' ''Surfer Rosa'' has a few examples of this throughout. Most well-known among fans is a bit before "Vamos" where Frank Black shouts "You fuckin' die!", then awkwardly explains that he was just jokingly finishing Kim Deal's (apparently unrecorded) warning to not touch her belongings. And also before "I'm Amazed" we have:
-->'''Kim Deal''': ...and fucked 'em at school, all I know is that... there were rumours... he was into field hockey players. There were rumours.
-->'''Black Francis''': *chuckle* So I applied, basically.
-->'''Kim Deal''': He was gone the next day I went out for the team. It's like, he was go- they'd just like, it was like so hush hush, they were so... quiet about it, and then the next thing you know...
* "Metal Man" on Music/TheBreeders' ''Pod'' album contains studio chatter. The end of their cover of [[Music/TheBeatles "Happiness Is a Warm Gun"]] has the following exchange:
-->'''[[Music/{{Slint}} Britt Walford]]''' (drummer): Josephine, do you think you're going bald?
-->'''Josephine Wiggs''' (bassist): No, you've asked me that before, and the answer is no!
* Music/{{Radiohead}}'s "2+2=5" opens with guitarist Jonny Greenwood plugging his guitar in and saying "We're on," and lead vocalist Thom Yorke replying, "That's a nice way to start, Jonny..."
** At the beginning of "Polyethylene (Parts 1&2)," someone says "go" before the song starts.
* At the beginning of {{Coldplay}}'s "Strawberry Swing", when the clapping starts you can hear producer BrianEno say, "It's a bit fast."
* The song "[=MC5=]" by the Music/StoneTemplePilots ends with some guitar noise after a string is broken.
-->"I broke a string!"
-->Laughter, followed by counting off into the next song.
* At the beginning of Music/ToriAmos's song "Not The Red Baron," the voices of "pilots" radioing each other can be heard over the piano. The voices are actually the sound engineers communicating. This is particularly cool because the song is something of an improv, recorded in a single take.
* Music/{{Beck}} can clearly be heard saying "One more time" at the beginning of "Whiskeyclone, Hotel City 1997."
** He mutters something at the end of "Cold Brains", but what he's actually saying hasn't been confirmed. Part of it ''sort of'' sounds like "I like the moogs", which would make sense because there's a keyboard part at the end of the song that sounds like a moog synthesizer.
** Also at the beginning of "Truckdrivin Neighbors Downstairs (Yellow Sweat)," kind of. The title refers to an actual pair of truckdrivers that Beck lived above. Their shouting matches got so loud that Beck's recording equipment picked them up, and the argument was placed as an intro to the track.
** Between it's FakeOutFadeOut and it's actual LastNoteNightmare ending, "Fume" has a snippet of Beck's friend Steve Moramarco, apparently coming up with a mock-{{bowdlerized}} version of the chorus: "...And I really don't think I know what, do you? There's an ant... in my shoe!"
* Music/PearlJam's "Dirty Frank" ends with a brief guitar solo. Toward the end of the solo, Eddie Vedder can faintly be heard saying "That's enough," cuing the end of the solo and song.
** At the end of ''Rearviewmirror'', you can hear drummer Dave Abbruzzese say something unintelligible before hurling his sticks at the wall. According to Vedder, this was due to the producer really pressing Abbruzzese to play harder through several takes of the song.
* At the beginning of the RedHotChiliPeppers song "Tearjerker" Anthony Kiedis asks the producer "Can you turn the track up, please?"
* {{Ween}}'s album ''[=GodWeenSatan=]: The Oneness'' is full of both this as well as spoken lines that were probably intentionally recorded as a joke, such as the [[OverlyLongGag unnecessarily lengthy count-in during "Wayne's Pet Youngin.'"]]
* Music/ButtholeSurfers' "Birds" begins with Gibby Haynes saying "alright, what are we doin' here?" over the intro, then laughing and clearing his throat, before starting the song more properly [[CarefulWithThatAxe with a scream]].
** "Lady Sniff" has a brief sampled musical interlude (if it could be called that) where a barely audible "Got it?" can be heard before it cuts back to the song itself.
* Belly's "Untogether" starts with the following snippet of conversation:
-->'''Unknown band member:''' ...Sour mash.
--> '''Tanya Donnelly (probably)''': (coughs loudly and clears throat)
--> '''Same band member:''' Ooh, ouch!
* Jamie T's "Brand New Bass Guitar" opens and closes with a couple of great examples:
-->"FUCKIN' CROISSANT!''
-->"I think that's the scrappiest version I've ever done of that in my life ..."
* The Cribs "Be Safe", featuring special guest [[SonicYouth Lee Ranaldo]], finishes with this exchange:
-->'''Ryan:''' Yeah, mine were alright. Weren't my best one but who cares?
-->'''Lee:''' (laughs) That's the spirit
* Right before the coda to [[TheyMightBeGiants "She Thinks She's Edith Head,"]] one of the bandmembers can be heard shouting "One more! Go! Go!"
* It's not audible in the song itself, but someone in Cracker apparently had a loudly ticking watch on during the recording of "Someday" - at the end of the song, the band are joking about it and comparing it to the beginning of ''Series/SixtyMinutes''.
* "Senator's Daughter" by Fountains Of Wayne starts with a barely audible count-in, followed by Adam Schleisinger starting with the wrong note and muttering "Jesus...".
* The Violent Femmes' "American Music":
-->'''Gordon Gano:''' Can I... Can I put in somethin' like 'this is American music, take one'? One, two, three, four...
* "Olympia" by Hole starts with a couple of false starts from Courtney Love. Later, after something of a FakeOutFadeOut, she says "no, we're not done..." to either the RecordProducer or the rest of the band.
* Music/RedHousePainters have a song off of ''Ocean Beach'' titled "Over My Head". The beginning of the track has about 45 seconds worth of the band just talking in the recording studio about random stuff, as if someone accidentally left the tape rolling. The ending 15 seconds has the same thing.
* Sebadoh's "Prince-S":
-->'''Jason Lowenstein:''' (laughs) Count it off, shmaht guy!
-->(Bob Faye clicks his drum sticks together to count off the song, but no one starts playing)
-->'''Jason Lowenstein:''' Now what the hell are we doin'? (unintelligble)
-->(song starts up again)
* "Decided To Break It" by Canadian band Marianas Trench begins with this:
-->"What the fuck?"
-->''(laughter)''
-->"Just play the fuckin' part!"
-->"ONE - TWO - THREE - FOUR -"
* Elastica's "Spastica" starts with someone (probably guitarist Donna Matthews) adopting a silly high-pitched shrieking voice to announce:
--> And we will all enjoy ourselves! You've got to enjoy your music, or else there's no point in doin' it!".
** Could be drummer Justin Welch.
** "How He Wrote Elastica Man" seems to be half studio chatter and half nonsensical SpellingSong.
* "Steady Gaze" by Scott Lucas And The Married Men ends with a bit of chatter, including violinist Rebecca Brooke complaining "I did horrible, but they can take me out..."
* "It's Time" by ImagineDragons ends with a few members of the band cheering inaudibly under the music, and then finally someone going, "Wooooo!"

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* Guitarist Mick Grabham asking "Is it on, Tommy?" at the start of "Nothing But The Truth" by ProcolHarum.
* Emilie Autumn starts off "Let the Record Show" with this. ("How's that?" "Good.")

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[[folder: Christian Rock ]]

* Relient K's "Mood Rings" ends with the singer mumbling, "That was terrible..."

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[[folder: Comedy / Parody ]]

* Played with by Music/WeirdAlYankovic in his parody of "You're Beautiful", titled "You're Pitiful". Early in the song he starts to sing, stops, and asks if he was too early, then talks to get ready for the song to actually start.
* sloshy from ''WebAnimation/HomestarRunner'' is a stereotype of indie/alternative rock bands like {{Pavement}}, so naturally they did this. At the end of their cover of Limozeen's "Because It's Midnite," the singer says "Alright, we're done here."
* A Music/BigDaddy album has a track starting with someone yelling in a high-pitched voice "That does it, I'm calling the police!" Then the "Every Breath You Take" cover begins.
* [[TheYoungOnes Neil]]'s "Hurdy Gurdy Mushroom Man" (the B-side of "Hole in my Shoe") has lots of this.
-->'''Neil:''' OK, here we go, one, two, three... (twang of Jew's harp) No, no, shuddup. One, two, three, ''four''. Finger cymbals! (they play) Penny whistle solo! (it plays) Jug! ...OK, OK, now everybody shuddup, OK, 'cause now comes the verse bit.

-->'''Neil:''' (singing more and more slowly and dispiritedly) ...as if I didn't know it's shit (spoken) Shall we go on to the next bit now?
-->'''Anonymous musician:''' Yeah.
-->'''Neil:''' Yeah!

-->'''Neil:''' Can we have a bit less children? 'Cause it's all getting too commercial. Oh, no. This is all going horribly wrong. It's all sounding like - white sugar. It's all getting too sugary, soppy. Can't we just keep it like a whole-earth acoustic band? (song finishes) That was the worst experience I've ever had.
* Music/TenaciousD's song "City Hall" ends with JD fiddling with the final note of the song on guitar for a few seconds, then saying, "Don't... cut that part out." KG then strums out an unrelated riff and proclaims, "We've got it!"

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[[folder: Country ]]

* CountryMusic band The Tractors included a lot of this on its first album, including one instance when a band member says, "When [the song] gets to the smutty part, you can stop me."
* Someone in the studio yells "There's your record, hoss" at the end of ShaniaTwain's "No One Needs to Know." Afterward, another voice (possibly record producer Creator/RobertJohnMuttLange) says "Yep, there you go, dude."
* At the end of Music/DierksBentley's "How Am I Doin'", one of the musicians says, "You feelin' better, big guy?" and Dierks replies, "Uh, not really, dude."
* On the Marie Sisters' "Real Bad Mood", the two sisters start chattering over the end solo. After they feign an argument, the talk box guitar player starts making random syllables and another voice (the record producer?) says "Come on, guys, quit messing around in there."
* On "I Brake for Brunettes" by Rhett Akins, following the sound of a car slamming on the brakes and crashing, someone mutters, "I think somebody got hurt!"

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[[folder: Electronic / Techno ]]

* Music/{{Kraftwerk}} sometimes says "eins, zwei, drei, vier" at the beginning of their songs, which is "one, two, three, four" in German. (It can sound like [[{{Mondegreen}} "I'm swallowed by fear"]] to an English-speaking listener.)
* BT's "Never Gonna Come Back Down" off ''Movement in Still Life'' ends with guest vocalist Mike Doughty (of Soul Coughing) saying "Sherice!", a random name mentioned earlier. (Doughty is known for his wacky stream-of-consciousness lyrics.) Then someone (Transeau himself maybe?) is heard laughing, saying "Fucking excellent, man!" then Doughty saying "That's what I do for a living".
* It's an unfinished demo-mix, but Devo's album "Recombo DNA" has one track, "No Noise", that ends with singer/bassist Jerry Casale muttering "I sure as fuck hope it recorded that time."
* Music/TheProdigy get their studio session interrupted by a phone call at the beginning of "Poison".
-->"Oh, fucks sake. I'm trying to write this fucking tune, man."
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[[folder: Experimental ]]

* Music/VelvetUnderground's "Temptation Inside Your Heart" is almost entirely this, since they accidentally recorded the backing vocals on the same track as the lead.
* The Music/{{Melvins}}' album "The Maggot" starts with Dale Crover shouting "Heeey, Mr. Tambourine Man! Play a song for me." and Buzz gently replying "OK!", then instantly breaking out into the face-smashingly heavy and fast first song "amazon".

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[[folder: Folk ]]

* The Kingston Trio's "Greenback Dollar" includes a few false starts at the beginning, an unsure dedication ("This song is for Shirley! * one of the trio, sotto voce :* Shirley whatshername...")... and various swipes at each other during the performance itself. It's a fun recording.
* Caught at the beginning of the "Simkhes Toyre Time" performed by The Klezmatics with Itzhak Perlman on the album "Klezmer In The Fiddler's House." Just before Itzhak counts off, the recording captures him saying "OK, here we go" very quickly.

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* GreatBigSea has chatter in several songs, which makes sense given their history of AudienceParticipation. For example, in "Jakey's Gin", one singer excitedly tells the other to start singing an entirely different drinking song.

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[[folder: General ]]

* The most common one, used by too many bands to count, is the count-off at the beginning: "One, Two, One, Two, Three, Four!".
** "Five, Six, Seven, Eight" is also fairly common, especially with dance- or jazz-influenced numbers.

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[[folder: Hard Rock ]]

* The remaster of Music/DeepPurple's classic ''In Rock'' included 6 tracks of studio chatter, flubbed intro's and general goofing around.
* Right before the beginning of "Black Country Woman" by Music/LedZeppelin, an airplane can be heard flying overhead, as the band were recording outside. Engineer Eddie Kramer asks "should we roll it, Jimmy? We're rolling on what, one, no, one again. Don't want to get this airplane on...", and vocalist Robert Plant can be heard saying "[[ThrowItIn Nah, leave it.]]"
** John Bonham's low-in-the-mix, "rapped" count-in before "The Ocean": "We've done four already, but now we're steady and then they went one, two, three, four!". The "four already" refers to the fact that the band had screwed up four previous takes of the song due to its tricky rhythm and structure, and Bonham was trying to encourage them. As it happened, they nailed the take and kept Bonham's count-in.
** And ''In My Time of Dying'' ends with studio chatter, since it was largely improvised and lacked a proper ending. The song itself ends with Plant singing "I'm goin' to make it my dying, dying, dying...", followed by a {{Beat}} of silence. John Bonham coughs loudly, so Plant sings "...cough!" as an improvised ending. Then, while Jimmy Page audibly dicks a bit on his guitar, Bonham excitedly yells "That's gonna be the one, isn't it!". Engineer Andy Johns can then be heard on the talkback saying "Come have a listen, then.", to which Bonham replies "Oh, yes, thank you." and releases his hi-hat clutch.
* Music/VanHalen's "Poundcake" starts with the volume turned really low, during an exchange between two band members (one of them safely assumed to be Eddie Van Halen). As per some lyrics, someone says "Ain't that some shit?", followed by "Okay, ya ready to go?" "Yeah."
** Also, in "Unchained" Ted Templeman interrupts David Lee Roth's trash talking with "Come on, Dave, gimme a break!" (and he replies "One break, coming up!").
* The Faces song "Too Bad" has the producer speaking over the count in to tell Ron Wood that he has to lower his guitar.

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[[folder: Heavy Metal ]]

* Music/{{Metallica}}:
** "Anesthesia: Pulling Teeth" starts with the words, "bass solo, take one". It is, of course, largely a bass solo with some drums.
** As "Blitzkrieg" winds down and sort of flounders, James Hetfield belches into the mic and laughs, prompting Lars Ulrich to say, "We fucked up in just one place.."
** At the end of the cover of "Helpless" on the ''Garage Days Re-Revisited'' EP, you can hear Lars saying something like "Keep it dull, keep it ringing out, let it ring out.", and then "Okay, turn it off now." after a few seconds pass. The entire EP has little bits of chatter actually, adding to the "garage" ambiance (including a ThrowItIn out-of-tune cover of Music/IronMaiden's "Run to the Hills" intro).
* Music/{{Iron Maiden}}
** The Band's albums from ''Brave New World'' to ''A Matter of Life and Death'' include each a spoken part with drummer Nicko [=McBrain=], one finishing ("Awww, I fucking missed him", with the RecordProducers response as well, in ''Brave New World'') and two opening the album ("One, two, one, two, three, four!" and "[[BigYes AYEEE]]!").
** At the end of ''The Unbeliever'' after the guitars have rung out a voice can be be heard saying "That's the One", followed by another saying "Yeah that's it, let's go and listen".
** At the end of ''Still Life'' drummer Nicko [=McBrain=] can be heard saying "Yeah, that's was fucking great".
** The last two minutes of B side "Black Bart Blues is made up of outtakes from the album "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son" including plenty of studio chatter from drummer Nicko [=McBrain=].
* The end of Music/{{Slipknot}}'s "Scissors" has the band watching scat porn while high. It's been said that this was kind of an initiation for percussionist Chris Fehn (who can pretty clearly be heard puking his guts out).
* Music/{{Megadeth}}'s cover of "[[Music/BlackSabbath Paranoid]]" ends with drummer Nick Menza still playing the song even after it ends, prompting this.
-->'''Dave Mustaine''': Nick. ''Nick''! '''Nick'''!!\\
'''Nick Menza''': *stops playing* [[CrowningMomentOfFunny "Fuck. Me. Running."]]
* Music/OzzyOsbourne's "No Bone Movies" starts with a count-off. Nothing out of place there, except the person doing it sounds like he's laughing his ass off.

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[[folder: Hip Hop ]]

* [[{{Narm}} Ruining]] the otherwise creepy "Cleaning Out My Closet" by Music/{{Eminem}} is the chatter in the beginning: "Where's my snare? I have no snare in my headphones. There you go. Yeah. Yo, yo..."
* Music/LaurynHill's debut album ''The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill'' has an interesting version of this. In between the songs, there is audio of a class of students talking about love and relationships. The audio was actually recorded in Hill's living room, and the "teacher" was poet Ras Baraka.
* The Music/BeastieBoys' ''The Mix-Up'' has a fair amount of chatter after songs, although it's generally quiet enough that you might not initially notice it's there. Presumably these bits were preserved to add to the "studio jam session" feel, or simply because it's an instrumental album, so that's the only time you ''do'' hear their voices.

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[[folder: Indie Folk ]]

* "Holland, 1945" by NeutralMilkHotel has Jeff Magnum starting with "Two, One, two, three, four..."
** The album also ends with the sound of Jeff Mangum putting down his guitar and walking away.
** And right after the 8-minute first take of "Oh Comely", you can hear the producer yelling "HOLY SHIT!"
*** Actually, that was Robert Schneider (of Music/TheApplesInStereo fame) who played second guitar on the track. He was amazed that they had gotten it right on the first take.
* The Super Time Pilot album ''Did We Happen To Begin'' includes a lot of the two lead vocalists bantering over instrumental sections, often cracking jokes at each others' expense. The funniest moment may be in "ET", where Nikki jokingly decides to start singing a glockenspiel part she didn't get to overdub yet ("ding ding ding ding!" "No, you can do the real ones later...")
* On SufjanStevens' second ''Songs for Christmas'' EP, someone says "I played terrible," at the end of "I Saw Three Ships".
* Dan Mangan's "Et les Mots Croisés" begins with someone saying, in the spirit of the title, "Allons-y."
* "Agree to Disagree" by Meg & Dia ends with a producer's comment: "Ahhh, so close, you two, so close."

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[[folder: Indie Rock ]]

* Motion City Soundtrack's "Shiver": "I think that was finally one of the better ones."
* Spoon's songs "U Got Your Cherry Bomb" and "Don't You Evah" end and start (respectively) with a bit of studio banter. It can get a bit annoying when listening to the album on shuffle.
* {{Eels}}' "All The Beautiful Things" has a slightly humorous variation on the count-off: "One... hmm, I'm not gonna count, sorry".
* If you listen closely to {{Starflyer 59}}'s "First Heart Attack", you can hear someone say "Stop," immediately before the song and the album ends.
* In {{Pavement}}'s "Grave Architecture," Stephen Malkmus says "come on in" to the rest of the band after the intro.
** "Cut Your Hair" starts with a little bit of feedback followed by someone whispering "Stop it!"
* ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C_Gy4vzS4U8 Centrifuge]]'' by the Website/YouTube band {{Pomplamoose}} has a bridge/outro-first-half consisting largely of technical fumbles in the booth.
* Rogue Wave's "Harmonium" ends with something that is mostly unintelligible, but it has something to do with a screw popping off and something landing perfectly on the other note.
* The version of "Treatment Bound" by Music/TheReplacements that appeared on ''Hootenanny'' was a home demo recorded while the band were still learning the song. At one point Paul Westerberg apparently goes into the chorus too early, so you get something like:
-->'''(sung)''' We're gettin' no- \\
'''(spoken)''' Wait... Keep goin'.
* At the beginning of fun.'s "All the Pretty Girls," you can hear, "Cool. So it's gonna have to be two basses (pronounced like the fish). The pretty girls."
** I think the line is actually "So it's gonna have to be two passes."
* Mates of State's "Open Book" begins with Jason Hammel asking "wha' happened?" in a silly voice, which was probably an off-the-cuff ''Film/AMightyWind'' ShoutOut.
* Land Of Talk's "Cloak And Cipher" starts with Elizabeth Powell exclaiming "Oh my god! I like that..."

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[[folder: Jazz ]]

* In a lot of jazz recordings (especially big band, or simply those with larger bands), there's often indistinct chatter between the musicians (drowned out due to the instruments). They're usually instructions, words of encouragement, laughter, cues or even small-chit-chat, if you're able to pick out some of the more audible ones. More {{Egregious}} in live recordings, obviously.
* Music/MilesDavis' seminal album ''In A Silent Way'' has some moments of him softly giving the other musicians instructions - the whole album was improvised, more or less.
** At the end of a song on the album ''Somethin' Else'', Miles can be heard talking with the producer, Alfred Lion.

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[[folder: Melodic Hardcore ]]

* "Rufus Wants A Hug" by Kid Dynamite starts with "I don't hear any sounds on this recording. All I hear is bzzzzzz... Ready, Freddy?"

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[[folder: Nu Metal ]]

* Music/{{Korn}} has this in a few songs at the beginning or the end of some tracks such as "Clown" (an ongoing conversation between the band members, with joking insults being thrown around), "Wicked" ("Yo, Chuck! We got runnin' mixes in the headphones!"), and some recordings of singer Jonathan Davis bursting to tears in the studio.
** An interesting part of the "Clown" chatter is drummer David Silveria saying something along the lines of "Let's do 'Twist'. I wish we could put 'Twist' on the fucking tape". The song "Twist" was written while they were working on their first album (on which "Clown" appears), but didn't see release until two years later.
* Coal Chamber's "Pig" with the band and production staff messing around.
* ''[[JayZ Collision]] [[Music/LinkinPark Course]]'' has a bit of banter inserted at certain points, including this gem of an opener:
--> '''Chester Bennington:''' I ordered a cappuccino, where's my fucking cappucino?

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[[folder: Pop ]]

* Music/NellyFurtado did this several times on her album ''Loose'', where she threw in bits of her own studio speech as well as studio conversations - beginning of "Promiscuous", "Glow", "Do It", end of "No Hay Igual", and an extended 40-second conversation at the end of "In God's Hands".
* Music/{{Pink}}'s song "Missundaztood" ends with someone saying something too quietly to be made out; Pink asks for clarification and then laughs and says, "No I wasn't doin' my Ex-Lax commercial. This my first single, man!" The grunting before the chatter sounds a bit...''ambiguous''. (The drumming continues through her speech, so it's possible that this was intended.)
* Franchise/AlvinAndTheChipmunks' original hit song "The Chipmunk Song (Christmas Don't Be Late)" used a framing device of David Seville attempting to keep the chipmunks on-task in the studio.
** The Lost Dogs' cover version of the song keeps the format, but changes the dialogue: the various musicians are complaining about getting paid or ''literally'' phoning in their performance, and one by one they storm out of the studio and leave a synthesized double to sing for them.
** JonathanCoulton's pastiche of the song "Podsafe Christmas Song" also has that framing device, with Coulton trying to keep Adam Curry in particular from flouncing out of the recording.
* MileyCyrus shouts "Rrrrock'N'Rolllll!!!" at the end of ''East Northumberland High''.
* TheVeronicas start of "Mother Mother". 1, 2, 3,
* "is this thing on" on Rock n Roll by BritneySpears
** "Turn it up, yeah" on Don't Keep Me Waiting also by BritneySpears
* HilaryDuff in Workin' It Out, "I know, don't move on" and laughing.
* Music/TaylorSwift built "We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together" around it, with the song originating after a friend of one of her exes barged in on a studio session and mentioned that he had heard she and the ex were, well, getting back together. A portion of the resulting rant from Taylor wound up incorporated into the bridge.
* At the end of Traffic's "Paper Sun" somebody can be heard saying "That's the one!" It might be the producer confirming the take, but since it happens to rhyme with "paper sun" it fits in with the lyrics.

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* Music/GreenDay's "Good Riddance" begins with guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong screwing up, cursing and starting over.
* Music/TheOffspring's "All I Want" has presumably a technician saying "Okay" faintly before the Dexter starts singing
* This is one of Bowling for Soup's claims to fame. On occasion they'll record a song and not cut off any of their conversation in the studio, and on even rarer occasions the entire song will be [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6qI82c_rIJs them goofing around while drunk]].

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* Music/BloodSweatAndTears's [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qi9sLkyhhlE "Spinning Wheel"]] ends with merry-go-round music playing over the rest of the song. The effect is [[SoBadItsGood hilariously awful]], and when it ends a bandmember can be heard saying "That wan't too good" while the band laughs and the song fades.
* "Daydream Believer" by TheMonkees opens with producer Chip Douglas announcing that it's take "7A". Davy Jones obviously doesn't hear that and asks Douglas what take it is. The other Monkees say "7A" in a tone of mock-irritation. Davy accuses them of picking on him because he's short. Most oldies stations edit this out.
* McFly's "5 Colours in her Hair" has this at the end of the song.

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* ''Zzzonked'' by EnterShikari opens with a clip of the lead singer complaining: "These wars are directly out of order, you get me? They're past their sell-by date serious. I don't think any of you fucking get me. Listen." Cue MetalScream.

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* Mogwai's ''Young Team'' album is filled with this, including one recording where a band member tells their manager that 2 other members got into a fistfight and left. We hear the second half of the conversation at the start of the song, and the first half at the end, played backwards...for some reason.
** One of the songs also starts with the countoff "1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, a-1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and on ya go!"

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* There's a secret track at the end of the CD edition of ''Spectral Mornings'' by Steve Hackett where the janitor comes into the studio to clean up the mess made by the band. He is none too pleased.
* "Are You Ready, Eddy?" off the Music/EmersonLakeAndPalmer album ''Tarkus'' ends with Carl Palmer yammering about the sandwiches in the Abbey Road commissary.
* The entire side 4 of ToddRundgren's ''Something/Anything?'' album (the only side to use outside musicians, incidentally) is loaded with between-track StudioChatter. The version of "Hello It's Me" played on FM radio frequently retains the chatter at the end of the track.
-->"There goes Todd."
-->"Yipes!"
* The ConceptAlbum "Interview" by Music/GentleGiant intentionally places snippets of an imaginary interview with the band in between some of the songs. The album is meant to parody the kind of questions the band had been asked in interviews.
* At the end of Marillion's "Holidays in Eden" someone can be heard saying "That was a laugh, wasn't it?"
* At the beginning of Music/{{Yes}}'s song "And You and I" it's just possible to make out someone (presumably an engineer) saying "Rolling!", followed by the louder reply (presumably by Steve Howe), "OK!"

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* The end of ''Music/LiquidTensionExperiment''[='=]s "Three Minute Warning": "I believe that will suffice for a record. All right, send it to Barney, as is."

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* Almost every song by Bomb the Music Industry! has some chatter after it.
* Sum 41 has a silly albeit quite amusing one in their song "We're All To Blame". The lead singer mumbles, "Far in, ooh..." in a strained voice but follows it up with a confused "... Are we singing?". Makes you wonder... Far in ''what'', Derek?
* After the end of "Plans I Make," the final track of Hüsker Dü's ''New Day Rising'' album, this exchange can be heard with their producer, Spot.
-->'''Possibly Grant Hart''': What do you think, Spot?
-->'''Possibly Spot''': I think he's going to be mad because we opened up the trashcan.
-->'''Bob Mould''': ''[In a mocking tone]'' Now the bleed came in. Who cares? Cause that's the last song on the album, it doesn't matter what it sounds like anyways. ''[guitar noise]''
* At the end of "Diabolical" by MindlessSelfIndulgence.
--> '''Steve:''' I lost my pick in the last part.
--> '''Kitty:''' That was... That was the best we're gonna do.
* Ian [=MacKaye=] ends Music/MinorThreat's "Stumped" by asking "Is that good enough? I think so..."
* Music/TheRamones had many songs where Dee Dee could be heard doing the count-in. "Danger Zone" was pretty much their only song to have any more studio chatter than that:
-->'''Dee Dee:''' Which song are we doing?
-->'''Johnny:''' Danger Zone!
-->'''Dee Dee:''' Oh, ready? [[note]]or possibly "Already!?"[[/note]] one two three four!
* Music/{{Fear}}'s "The Mouth Don't Stop" begins with:
-->"We're not recording, are we?
-->"Yeah!"

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* "Get Up (I Feel Like Being a) Sex Machine" is about 33% this...but then again, so are most of Music/JamesBrown's songs.

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* German singer Peter Fox's album, ''Stadtaffe'', has its first few tracks interspersed with random noise, seemingly from assorted machines around the studiA [[MusicTropes music trope]]. When a band records part of a song, they may sometimes leave in some of the talking that occurred during the recording session. It generally appears at the beginning or end of a song.

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* Music/RyanAdams' o.

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* Music/TheBeatles:
** "Helter Skelter": "I've got blisters on my fingers!"
** "Revolution #1" (the version on the White Album). "Ah. Take 20. OK."
** "Get Back": "I'd like to say thank you on behalf of the group and ourselves and I hope we've passed the audition."
*** That's only the album version. And many tracks in ''Let It Be'' count (the album even starts with "'I Dig a Pygmy', by Charles Hawtrey and the Deaf Aids... Phase One, in which Doris gets her oats!")
** Probably neither the UrExample nor the TropeMaker, but the best example of the "countdown" version of this has got to be the "One, two, three, FAH!" at the beginning of the Beatles' "I Saw Her Standing There". The Beatles themselves parodied it later in the intro to "Taxman".
*** Music/TheMonkees later parodied the "Taxman" count-in on "You Told Me", with all four Monkees shouting "one, two, three, four" randomly and repeatedly.
** In general, Lennon wasn't comfortable with the usual "one two three four" count-in. On "A Day in the Life" you can hear him start off with "sugarplum fairy, sugarplum fairy."
* Jonathan Richman counts in "Road Runner" by Music/TheModernLovers as "one two three four five six". No, the song is in not in 6/8 time. Either he's counting eighth notes and the music kicks on on the fourth beat, or he's counting quarter notes and it starts on the second beat of the second measure.
* "Barbara Ann" by Music/TheBeachBoys has all kinds of laughter and general chatter in it, as with other songs from the Beach Boys "Party" album.
** On ''Pet Sounds'', some talking can be heard in the background of a few songs. Humorously, in the middle of an instrumental break on "Here Today", some unintelligible chatter is followed by Music/BrianWilson admonishing "No talking!". When stereo mixes were made for the CD version of the album, the background chatter was removed.
** A whole bunch of strange studio antics, labeled "Psychedelic sounds", were recorded during the SMiLE sessions. Try googling "Brian Falls Into a Piano" or "Brian Falls Into a Microphone"
* Music/{{U2}}'s "Vertigo" begins with Bono doing the count-off in Spanish: "Uno, dos, tres, catorce!" (For those who don't speak Spanish, like Bono, ''catorce'' means "fourteen", not "four".)
* "BobDylan's 115th Dream" opens up with the band missing its cue, causing Dylan and producer Tom Wilson to crack up before regaining their composure and completing a successful take.
** "To Be Alone With You" starts with the band tuning up and Dylan asking producer Bob Johnston "is it rolling, Bob?" Obviously, it was.
* Music/NeilYoung's ''Mirrorball'' often includes chatter or count-ins before songs, along with a couple of false starts.
* Music/ThePolice song "On Any Other Day" begins with Stewart Copeland saying, "The other ones are ''complete'' bullshit."
* Music/BruceSpringsteen's "Seeger Sessions" album was intentionally roughly-hewn and seat-of-their-pants (they did more than one take, but didn't practice TOO much), so sometimes you can hear a bit of studio chatter as Bruce is trying to direct the band during some of the songs. The song where you can hear the most of this is "Pay Me My Money Down," during which you hear him call out two different key shifts ("Take it up to B-flat! A-one, two, three...") and cue the instrumentalists' solos (although it seems for one they got a bit confused who was getting the solo, because he says "Alright, SOMEBODY take it..." before the accordian player finally comes in).
** On ''Born In The USA'' near the end of "Darlington County," Bruce howls to Clarence Clemons, "Big Man! Play that saxophone!" and laughs.
* Music/{{Oasis}} is particularly fond of these, starting their single "Songbird" with "3, 4", going "2, 3, 4" in "Go Let It Out", doing the whole 1-4 counting in "Where Did It All Go Wrong?", and throwing in random acoustic riffs every so often (i.e: The intro to "Wonderwall" before the song "Hello" and an acoustic version of the main riff to "Supersonic" at the end of "Wonderwall").
** Speaking of "Go Let It Out", between the first and second verses, someone (presumably Noel) says something like "Bring up the bass!", signaling the entrance of said instrument into the song.
** Also "Live Forever", which starts with a little casual whistling and someone muttering "oh yeah".
** They did it particularly frequently on their early B-sides. "Talk Tonight" begins with Noel announcing that he's removing his watch before strumming the opening chord; "Half the World Away" begins with an acknowledgement that the recording has begun; "The Masterplan" opens with: "Get on with it. 'Cmon. Get the count-in. When is it? One-there-it-is, two... three... FOUR!" and their cover of "I Am the Walrus" begins with the immortal: "What's up? Doesn't matter if it's out of tune, 'cos you're cool!"
* "Happy Jack" by Music/TheWho - at the end of the song guitarist Pete Townshend yells "I saw ya!" at drummer Keith Moon, who was banned from the vocal recordings due to his exceptionally terrible voice - Moon was trying to sneak back into the studio.
* The studio recording of the song "Hockey Monkey" begins with the band explaining that they wrote the song because they wanted to appeal to kids, and they decided that they (kids) like both hockey and [[EverythingsBetterWithMonkeys monkeys]].
* Laughter from band members can be heard at the end of "Six Shooter" by Music/QueensOfTheStoneAge
* "David Watts" by Music/TheKinks starts with "This is the master," and "Nice and smooth."
* Music/DavidBowie's "Life on Mars?" ends with a soft but dramatic piano playout, but you can also hear a ringing phone that's answered.
** "Andy Warhol" starts off with the engineer announcing the song name and take number, followed by David Bowie correcting his pronunciation of "Warhol".
* Nic Cester of Jet could be heard saying "No, that's good" before the song "Rip It Up."
* EverythingElse like to leave in bits of chatter. Most obviously in "Fool", but there is also some buried in "The Enemies".
* [[Music/MarcBolan T. Rex]]'s ''Electric Warrior'' has a couple of instances: "Lean Woman Blues" starts with the end of a botched take followed Marc Bolan laughing "Uh, take ten!", then starting the song off with "one, n' two, n' buckle my shoe!". "Planet Queen" also starts with a tiny bit of chatter, the most intelligible part being Bolan saying "lovely".
** "Baby Strange" from ''Tanx'' features another silly count-in: One, 'n' two, 'n' [[{{Scatting}} a-bobbity-bobbity-boo-boo]] YEAH!"
* ''Louie Louie'' by the [[CoveredUp Kingsmen]] includes a F-Bomb when the drummer makes a mistake. Since the song was recorded in one pass they had no choice but to leave that in there.
* Music/MatchboxTwenty - The beginning of "Bent": You can hear Rob saying "All right, let's all try to sing the same song now...just for the sake of our sanities."
* Music/GunsNRoses song "Patience" starts with a count-off.
* During the bridge of Music/TheStrokes' "Someday", Albert Hammond Jr. can be heard informing the engineer to either "keep rolling" or "keep going". Also, Julian Casablancas can be heard saying "initiating robot voice" following the first chorus of "Life Is Simple in the Moonlight", although this is somewhat buried in the mix.
* Stereophonics - on the album "Just Enough Education To Perform", the song "Vegas Two Times" opens with a minute or so of background noise and singers warming up.
* Catatonia - "Don't Need The Sunshine", at first lead singer Cerys Matthews doesn't seem to know they've started recording - she can be heard singing the first line of the second verse to herself a few times, before one of the others says "Cerys!" and the band starts actually playing.
* Hard to tell if it's planned or a mixture of this and ThrowItIn, but on the Tom Jones/Cerys Matthews version of "Baby It's Cold Outside", after the music ends she can be heard saying to him (in a heavy Welsh accent) "Bloody freezing, innit?".

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* Several Music/ReelBigFish songs end with casual conversations or statements, such as a man claiming to be selling T-Shirts at the end of "Ban the Tube Top".
** Lead singer Aaron Barrett also tries to start "Suckers" by saying "This one is for ''all'' the suckers that still believe in love," but the entire time, one of his bandmates (probably trumpet player/second vocalist Scott Klopfenstein) is trying to interrupt him, asking if he can open the song instead, only to forget what he was supposed to say after being allowed to do so.
** "You Don't Know" starts with Dan Regan saying, "Horns standing by!" followed by Aaron Barrett exclaiming, "Holy shit, we're rolling!"
* During the outro of Ska punk band Music/{{Sublime}}'s "What I Got," one of the members is heard saying, "We're not that far off. So that's... see, but... we're done, man."
* Catch-22's most well known anthem, title track from "Keaseby Nights," fades out with someone exclaiming "That was terrible!"
* TheCatEmpire's album ''Two Shoes'' has the first song start with a bit of chatter, ending with "Right then. Off you go." leading into the count-off.

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[[folder: Soul ]]

* Black Carl's "Dirty Whisky":
-->'''Vocalist:''' Can I do the James Brown "get down"?
-->'''Engineer:''' No.
-->'''Vocalist:''' Dammit!
-->'''Engineer:''' 'kay ready, one two three four...

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[[folder: Southern Rock ]]

* At the beginning of "Sweet Home Alabama", Ronnie Van Zant says, "Turn it up." He was telling the sound engineer to turn up the volume in the his headphones.

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[[folder: Soundtracks ]]

* A little of this is heard at the beginning of the score album for ''Film/{{Twister}}'' (it was actually included by mistake!).
* After the final track on the soundtrack album for ''TheVanishing'', JerryGoldsmith congratulates the orchestra and there's applause.

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* The final track of ''Symphony of Eva'', an orchestral arrangement of various music from ''Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion'', ends on what appears to be the main choirgirls and the conductor casually chatting as the audience meanders out of the venue.

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[[folder: Theater ]]

* One cast recording of OnceUponAMattress includes a 20-second track of the director and CarolBurnett (Princess Winifred) discussing Carol's performance ("Carol, you don't sound like you're having enough fun with this").

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