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Alternative Instruments used on hit records

Excluding the regular ones

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#1 Mumby Magic

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 11:44 AM

Regular ones being Keyboards, piano, drums, bass and guitar:

 

I'll start with Bobby McFerrin using the voice as his backing "instruments". Hit record being don't worry be happy.


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#2 bedlam breakout

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:28 PM

are we lurking towards experimental music here?


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#3 Mumby Magic

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:30 PM

are we lurking towards experimental music here?

 errr how do you mean?


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Posted 01 September 2013 - 12:39 PM

theres a genre called "experimental" where if you can bare to listen to more than 2 minutes of it you will hear all sorts of weird and not so wonderful sounds coming from odd instruments and even odder people

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=oSxmBw6gTBY


Edited by bedlam breakout, 01 September 2013 - 12:41 PM.

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#5 Padge

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 08:56 PM

Liverpool Kop featured on a Pink Floyd track.

 

Its a different choir.



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#6 Padge

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 08:56 PM

Pink Floyd again, a bicycle bell.



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Posted 01 September 2013 - 08:57 PM

Bicyle bell again, Queen.



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Posted 01 September 2013 - 08:58 PM

Pink Floyd again, cash register.



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#9 WearyRhino

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Posted 01 September 2013 - 10:59 PM

The Troggs version of Wild Thing features an ocarina solo.

Peter Frampton uses a talkbox on Show Me The Way.

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#10 Derwent

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 06:11 AM

Judas Priest's track Metal Gods features sounds created by dropping cutlery on a stone floor and swinging a billiard cue round amongst others

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 06:50 AM

The beginning of Telstar by The Tornadoes is the noise of a toilet being flushed played backwards. But then Joe Meek tended to do things like that

#12 Futtocks

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 09:41 AM

Simon & Garfunkel's 'The Boxer' features bass harmonica.

 

There is a Theremin used on The Beach Boys' 'Good Vibrations'.


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#13 John Drake

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 09:44 AM

There's a Stylophone on Space Oddity by David Bowie.

 

Goldfrapp are also quite fond of using the theremin.


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#14 Wolford6

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 09:45 AM

The Midsomer Murders theme tune is played on a theremin.


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#15 Kiwi-Capper_merged

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:12 AM

Simon & Garfunkel's 'The Boxer' features bass harmonica.
 
There is a Theremin used on The Beach Boys' 'Good Vibrations'.


Is it a Theremin or a Tannerin?

#16 Futtocks

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:16 AM

Is it a Theremin or a Tannerin?

I thought it was a Theremin, but some say it was a Tannerin. 

 

Googling 'what the hell is a tannerin anyway?' comes up with something a bit more easily controllable than a Theremin, and reminiscent more of a smaller, simplified Ondes Martenot.


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#17 Kiwi-Capper_merged

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:23 AM

I thought it was a Theremin, but some say it was a Tannerin. 
 
Googling 'what the hell is a tannerin anyway?' comes up with something a bit more easily controllable than a Theremin, and reminiscent more of a smaller, simplified Ondes Martenot.


They all sound the same. I'm not sure it matters.

The fact of the matter is, "Good Vibrations" is a cracking tune.

#18 RidingPie

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:38 AM

Pearl Jam used a fire extinguisher in the track Release (album was 10)

#19 Futtocks

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 10:54 AM

A tin tray is battered into submission on Spider Stacy's head for 'Waxie's Dargle' by the Pogues.


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#20 Ex-Kirkholt

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Posted 02 September 2013 - 11:06 AM

Piccolo trumpet on Penny Lane - The Beatles


Looks like it wer' organised by't Pennine League




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