Mistakes in songs.

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by kaztor, Jun 16, 2017.

  1. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

    NYC Man
    I'm not familiar with the tune, but might the point not be that the Epping line is something historical that's been erased?
  2. Mylene

    Mylene Forum Resident

    It's now the Mernda Line. She might as well have said pounds, shillings and pence.
  3. MGSeveral

    MGSeveral Forum Resident

    "What did you hear my blue eyed son?
    What did you See (hyuk) my darling young one"
  4. MGSeveral

    MGSeveral Forum Resident

    But if this ever changing world in which we're living, makes you give in and cry: Say "Live and let die"!
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  5. Ephi82

    Ephi82 Still have two ears working

    S FL
    I thought the bass player was late with the change.
  6. seacliffe301

    seacliffe301 Forum Resident

    One other factor likely contributing to the difference in sound is the fact that Paul went back through every track with Geoff Emerick at EMI and overdubbed his bass lines via "direct inject" (D.I.).
  7. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident

    Livingston NJ
    Dylan in "Rain Day Women",

    "They'll stone you when you are ung and able...", I always love that part. Also when the people in the background are whooping it up and the guy in the background goes "yeeee hah" after one of the lines.
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  8. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident

    Livingston NJ
    BJ Thomas in his version of "Little Green Apples"

    "...when I look across that smiling lips that warm my heart..."

  9. Cryptical17

    Cryptical17 Forum Resident

    New York
    Yellow Submarine

    Ringo sings “Yellow Slubmarine”
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  10. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident

    Livingston NJ
    Also, I wonder if it was a mistake or not in CSN's "Marakkesh Express",
    "blowing smoke rings out the corner of mymymymymymy mouth..."
  11. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident

    Livingston NJ
    Is there a tape error at the end of Santana's "Everything's Coming Our Way", when the song dips down and back up again at the end, or is that just them playing like that?

  12. classicrockguy

    classicrockguy Forum Resident

    Livingston NJ
    On a roll here,
    at the end of Love's "The Good Humor Man" from "Forever Changes", it sounds like a CD skipping, but when I heard another version on Youtube it did the same thing, so I guess it's not my CD! I wonder what the story is about that track?

  13. RrobynneUK

    RrobynneUK Member

    Norwich, UK
    Off the top of my head, a couple of the more painful examples I've noticed are the "scratch" at 4:28 during the final crescendo over Simon & Garfunkel's 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', and a "blip" at 2:22 during the second verse of Bowie's 'Ashes To Ashes'. There's an irritating "click" right at the beginning of Talking Heads' "Pulled Up", too, but at least that's during the first note.

    The Futureheads' Barry Hyde released a fabulous little solo album called 'Malody' a few years back too and unfortunately the final track has bad clipping and artefacts throughout the second half on both the CD pressing and digital stores. Haven't got the vinyl but I assume the master's at fault which is a great shame. I'm just glad it didn't touch the fantastic Tom Waits and Prince covers on the second side of that album.
  14. I wish they would have stopped at 1:09.
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  15. iambriandammit

    iambriandammit Forum Resident

    In the studio version of Red Ryder's "Avenue A" Tom Cochrane is doubling the vocal line. The it comes to the line "Teach then how to laugh and feel..." he comes in a line early on one of the vocal takes. For some reason it got left in.

    note: just confirming on YouTube and it isn't there. Definitely there, however on the version I have. Must have edited for later versions somewhere along the way.
  16. TMegginson

    TMegginson Forum Resident

    The entirety of Neil Young's "Cortez the Killer" is historically incorrect.

    Awesome song, though.
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  17. iambriandammit

    iambriandammit Forum Resident

    Since lyrics that makes no sense are an acceptable interpretation of mistakes in this thread, here's one I've hated since I've noticed it. But spoiler alert, it completely ruined the song for me. So if you don't want the song ruined, don't keep reading.

    In Rocket Man Elton John sings "All this science I don't understand. It's just my job 5 days a week." If you don't actually understand the science, they aren't sending you to mars to do the science, even if you can play a mean piano. Also, scientific experiments on mars isn't really a 9-5 Monday-Friday job.
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  18. danielkov86

    danielkov86 Forum Resident

    Atlantic City
    Radiohead's "Creep." I believe Johnny's string scraping before the choruses was always meant to be removed but was left in due to its sheer awesomeness.
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  19. Dodoz

    Dodoz Forum Resident


    Indochine's "Des fleurs pour Salinger". Pronounced as the verb "to linger" (not "lindjer") on the album and single version.

    Someone must have told them right after the recording. :D Very quickly in interview, they talked about "Salindjer", and it was sung that way in every live performance.
  20. SirNoseDVoid

    SirNoseDVoid Forum Resident

    The Congo's "Ark of the Covenant" (on the classic Heart of the Congos reggae lp). Seems like they're mixing up the Ark of the Covenant and Noah's Ark when they're singing about "A pair of everything was saved in the ark, even the ants... "
  21. Dodoz

    Dodoz Forum Resident


    0:46 "Et bientôt vous verrez mon oeuvre, je vous mettrai zzzzzzzzzzà l'épreuve".

    Very common mistake in french : write "je vous mettrais" (conditional) instead of "je vous mettrai" (future).

    It's future here (and it's spelled correctly on the lyric sheet) but pronounced as if the s was there!
  22. burntprairie

    burntprairie Forum Resident

    Deep Purple doing Highway Star on Made in Japan, Gillan messes up the lyric in the 3rd verse. The lines on Machine Head are
    Nobody gonna take my head I got speed inside my brain
    Nobody gonna steal my head Now that I'm on the road again
    On Made in Japan, Gillan sings "Nobody gonna take my head now that I'm on the road again, Nobody gonna take my head, now that...yeah yeah yeah
    Sounds like after singing the second line in place of the first, he realizes what he did and instead of singing the second line again, he does the yeah yeah thing.
  23. Babysquid

    Babysquid Forum Resident

    Shut your mouth..
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  24. Babysquid

    Babysquid Forum Resident

    The Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
    Keith steps on his fuzz too early before one of the choruses, he then switches it off only to step on it too late for the actual chorus.
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  25. MGSeveral

    MGSeveral Forum Resident

    There is another UK lp mix (it's on one of the box sets) that does not have this ending.

    The daft skipping used to annoy me, but the other version seemed to be a bit dull without it.

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