Most musically important songs by year, 1967+ (and a specific Hendrix query)

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  1. Indigo Lines

    Indigo Lines Active Member Thread Starter

    I'm making a list of this ilk, and I'm stuck on 1967. One of my first thoughts was "oh I'll go with a Hendrix song", and sure, some of his material was among the earliest uses of wah-wah (of course Burning Of The Midnight Lamp was '68), but I can't think of any guitar-based tricks you can say 'Hendrix definitely used this first on one of his songs'. Any solutions to this quandary, and/or other definite firsts done in '67 and onwards will be welcome.
  2. The Lone Cadaver

    The Lone Cadaver Forum Resident

    The Who - I Can See For Miles
  3. John54

    John54 Forum Resident

  4. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    The backwards rhythm and guitar solo in Are You Experienced sounds very original to me for 1967. I know people are going to mention Rain by The Beatles coming before it, but the backwards tape is used only at the end of that and only on a bit of the vocal. Hendrix used it throughout the song, alternating between backwards and forwards. He manipulates the tape to get new guitar sounds.
  5. DTK

    DTK Forum Resident

    Agreed, it's a much more extensive and advanced conception than on Rain.
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  6. idleracer

    idleracer Forum Resident

    :kilroy: "Star Collector." The first time a synthesizer was used by a major act to play actual notes instead of just sound effects:

  7. daveidmarx

    daveidmarx Forem Residunt

    Astoria, NY USA
    A Day In The Life. No pop group used an orchestra like THAT before.
  8. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    To be fair, I've just remembered there's a backwards guitar solo in I'm Only Sleeping from Revolver. But Hendrix is again more advanced.
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  9. slane

    slane Forum Resident

    '67 actually.

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  10. melstapler

    melstapler Reissue Activist

    'Get Together' by The Youngbloods from 1967
  11. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    The single was released a long time before the album. Sounds like a slightly different mix too, like they did more work on it for the album. But of course, the 45 was mono only and the LP was stereo only.
  12. Tommyboy

    Tommyboy Senior Member

    New York
    No he’s not
  13. Man at C&A

    Man at C&A Forum Resident

    You could be right, Strawberry Fields Forever came out before Are You Experienced too.
  14. Zombeels

    Zombeels Forum Resident

    May not be a definite first done but the best song of '67 Turtles - Happy Together
  15. Fox67

    Fox67 Forum Resident

    Small Faces - Itchycoo Park (flange effect)

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  16. Cassiel

    Cassiel Sonic Reducer

    NYC, USA
    Hymnen - Karlheinz Stockhausen

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