#4M #RocktoberMusicFest Unique & Interesting Instruments
Monday again! Our Musical Conductor for the month of October is my good friend Michele from Angels Bark and she has picked some challenging themes for this month.
AND… factoring in the Rocktober MusicFest, this becomes a real challenge. But you know….
I do love a good challenge!
Today she has given us the theme of “Songs Featuring/Using Unique or Interesting Instruments”
I knew right away I wanted to include this song in today’s post. While it isn’t necessarily ‘Rock’, I was mesmerized by The Spoon Lady and I think you will be, too.
My second song is by Ringo Starr. According to SongFacts - Ringo got a lot of help on his solo efforts, and on this track, Harry Nilsson sang backup and Paul McCartney made the noise that sounds like a kazoo (producer Richard Perry said he was singing; the album credits him for "vocal sax solo")
I think this post needs a little more pep - don’t you think?
Wrapping up the post is Led Zeppelin
In the freakout section of this song, Jimmy Page played a theremin, a bizarre electronic instrument he liked to experiment with consisting of a black box and antennae. The sound is altered by moving one's hand closer to or farther from the antennae and was used to create the fuzz that alternates back and forth through the speakers. It can be heard to great effect on their Royal Albert Hall footage. Page decided to try theremin after hearing the group Spirit use one.
After Page started fooling around with the theremin in the studio, it was open season for experimentation on the track; he started messing around with his guitar by detuning it and pulling on the strings, and Plant did his part by going to the extreme high of his vocal range.
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We still have unfinished business to tend to. Time to reveal the winner of the Creepy Battle of the Bands
We had Radiohead taking on Stone Temple Pilots to see who 'Creep' song was better. Personally, I'm a fan of both songs. And while some of you were determined to DECLARE a winner in your comments, the other band certainly held their own. Let's let the rest of the voters have a say before we declare a winner, okay? If we had declared a winner in the early hours of a presidential election, Hilary would be running this country.
The final votes look like this:
Our next battle is November 1st.