Favourite Sounds In Songs In Music?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by A Saucerful of Scarlets, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. A Saucerful of Scarlets

    A Saucerful of Scarlets Commenter Turned Viewer Thread Starter

    Probably could find a better title, but good enough.
    What are your favourite sounds in music? And no, not the whole song. Little bits, whether it be a single sound that plays for 2 seconds, a guitar solo, a guitar sound, atmospheric effects, the vocals of the song, whatever you can think of, as long as it’s not just the whole song. Be a specific as you like.

    For me,
    1. ‘Seagulls’ in Tomorrow Never Knows by The Beatles.
    2. The opening vocals of Lovely Rita by The Beatles.
    3. Bob Marley’s vocals on Rebel Music when he sings the “Ahhhh”, before singing “Rebel music”.
    4. The subtle sound of the bass rattling everything in the room at the beginning of Dazed and Confused by Led Zeppelin.
    5. The bass playing by John in Helter Skelter by The Beatles.
  2. SurrealCereal

    SurrealCereal Forum Resident

    I'll mention two moments from David Bowie's "Heroes"
    1. The way Robert Fripp's sizzling guitar part cuts through the pulsating wall of white noise that is the backing track
    2. Bowie's shouted vocals during the second half of the song
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  3. musicarus

    musicarus Forum Resident

    Saratoga, NY
    Birds and bells in Xanadu
    Breaking glass in YYZ and Fee
    Car horns and burps in Camera Eye
    The horns/cymbals ‘fall-off’ at the end of Green Flower Street
  4. andrewskyDE

    andrewskyDE Island Owner

    Zack Island
    - The 'No, I won't!' snippet at the start of 'The Garden' by Guns N' Roses
    - The laughter somewhere in Chicago's 'Free Form Guitar'
    - Toilet flushing in Chicago's 'Elegy (IV: Progress)'
    - 'Geez!' in Green Day's 'Rock And Roll Girlfriend', though I first thought it's 'Cheese!'
  5. Eleventh Earl of Mar

    Eleventh Earl of Mar Somehow got them all this far.

    New York
    As narcisscs is turned to a flower.


    bum bum bum bum...
  6. MDW

    MDW Howard The Duck's Biggest Fan

    I prefer the ending of "Don't Step On The Grass, Sam" by Steppenwolf.
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  7. Khaki F

    Khaki F Forum Resident

    Kenosha, WI. USA
    The whistling. The match being struck. The drag on the cigarette. The uncorking. The pouring. The sip. The clattering spoons. The bleats. The honk.

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  8. Ash76

    Ash76 Senior Member

    A whole lot of little snippets on the new They Might Be Giants album. An example is on The Greatest when he sings "I Listen Close", there are very faint chimes or cow bells you can just hear
  9. GypsyDavey

    GypsyDavey Forum Pyromaniac

    Highway 61 Revisited
    Bob Dylan
  10. A Saucerful of Scarlets

    A Saucerful of Scarlets Commenter Turned Viewer Thread Starter

    I'd also like to add that on Girl by The Beatles, John's (I think) guitar (I think) sort of has a cool sound at times that's incredibly faint. There's also a less faint sound that plays every now and then that I can't describe that I so wish was higher in the mix. I don't blame you if you have no idea what I'm talking about.
    Also Paul's vocals on Drive My Car are brilliant.
  11. crustycurmudgeon

    crustycurmudgeon Forum Resident

    Hollister, CA
    The brief feedback on "Bluebird", by Buffalo Springfield, right after "strangest color blue".
  12. kokishin

    kokishin Forum Resident

    Silicon Valley
    The honking horns and jack hammer in Summer in the City by the Lovin' Spoonful.
  13. Mike Reynolds

    Mike Reynolds Forum Resident

    Guitar/vocal delays, the "tink, tink, tink" of a ride bell and the most wunnerful noise of them all... the crash cymbal.
  14. kokishin

    kokishin Forum Resident

    Silicon Valley
    The use of Paul Tanner's electrotheremin in Good Vibrations by The Beach Boys.
  15. kokishin

    kokishin Forum Resident

    Silicon Valley
    The rain in The Cowsills The Rain, The Park and Other Things (aka I Love the Flower Girl).
  16. kokishin

    kokishin Forum Resident

    Silicon Valley
    Clapton's weeping guitar solo in George Harrison's While My Guitar Gently Weeps.
  17. jefferyuniverse

    jefferyuniverse Well-Known Member

    I adore the guitar tone in Smashing Pumpkins "Rocket."
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  18. Svetonio

    Svetonio Forum Resident

    Mellotron at King Crimson's Prince Rupet Awakes
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  19. kokishin

    kokishin Forum Resident

    Silicon Valley
    This one's hard to explain so I'll post the YouTube video. The pedal steel guitar / slide guitar call and response duet between Duane and Dickie a little over a minute into the Allman Brothers Band's Midnight Rider. Hauntingly beautiful!
    Last edited: Feb 16, 2018
  20. kokishin

    kokishin Forum Resident

    Silicon Valley
    The alarm clocks, the ticking clocks, the opening bass notes, and rototoms in the first two minutes of Time by Pink Floyd.
  21. kokishin

    kokishin Forum Resident

    Silicon Valley
    The sound of the storm in the The Doors' Riders on the Storm.
  22. Luvtemps

    Luvtemps Forum Resident

    Ok, the soulful bass bottom of-Beauty's Only Skin Deep..the too cool backing vocals[found love-found love]in the soul classic-I Don't Have To Shop Around[The Mad Lads]..the killer fade[oh yeah]of The Hunter Gets Captured By The Game..the killer opening of the gem-When You Walked In[Five Royales]..the almost heavenly trumpets that open-The Girl's Alright With Me..the great nature sounds that open The Tymes[So Much In Love].
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  23. silvina

    silvina Forum Resident

    The drum intro on Ferry Cross The Mersey, by Gerry & The Pacemakers
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  24. Hadean75

    Hadean75 Forum Moonlighter

    Seagulls and ocean at the end of Elton John's Sweet Painted Ladies.
  25. Mainline461

    Mainline461 Forum Resident

    Tamiami Trail
    Cowbell and Charlie's drumming at the beginning of Honky Tonk Woman.
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