Mistakes in songs.

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

  1. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

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    If you turn a paper in to your grammar teacher with "Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain" you're going to get a big red mark on it if you don't get an F, but there are certainly people who talk like that, and it has sort of a folksy charm to it in my opinion.
     
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  2. Rose River Bear

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    You mean at 3:20 on this clip? I hear that more like Berry was trying to get them to get off the improvising/break and go to the D. He leads them back. Duane's slide line sounds like he is doing the same thing and moving toward the IV just before Berry comes in. I don't hear it as a mistake.
     
  3. bibliotudinous

    bibliotudinous Music Freak

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    I think I know that flub...I always liked it!
     
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  4. bibliotudinous

    bibliotudinous Music Freak

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    There's a somewhat conspicuous bass flub in The Clash's "Wrong 'Em Boyo."
     
  5. Drifter

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    Paul joins John on harmony with "knees" as well, each and every chorus, thus I think it was something they did more than once when performing the song.
     
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  6. Slice

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    What is the metaphor he's going for?
     
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  7. ohnothimagen

    ohnothimagen I don't suffer fools or trolls gladly...

    We really have Ian McDonald in Revolution In The Head to thank for pointing out Lennon's many bass mistakes on "The Long And Winding Road"...I put the mistakes down to two things, mainly: Lennon's apathy (he probably wasn't a big fan of the song so wasn't exactly going to give the part his all if he could get away with it) and the smacked out state he was in when they recorded the track.
    Maybe so, but Henley still comes across like the usual condescending prat he is just the same. Who does Don Henley think he is trying to impress by always sounding like a know it all who swallowed a copy of the OED?
    Nah, probably just the aftereffects of some really good weed...not unlike Paul McCartney saying the "aminals in the zoo" at least twice on "Wild Life":laugh:
     
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  8. Dodoz

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    That sounds so arrogant, condescending. Next thing we will know, this song is about rocket science? It would also be nice to know if he thought this verse was a "sociopolitical statement" back in 1976 or if it has become one in hindsight.
     
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  9. ohnothimagen

    ohnothimagen I don't suffer fools or trolls gladly...

    Quintessential Don Henley, in other words.
    Like I've said before, I have this image of Henley, hunched over a glass topped coffee table with a Tony Montana sized pile of blow next to his pad and pen, sweating profusely, trying so hard to articulate just how evil he perceived the L.A. scene to be, how soul sucking it was, frantically writing the "Hotel California" lyric and muttering to himself "I am a f--king genius!" over and over again while doing so. In other words, what might be considered a "sociopolitical statement" 42 years later was really just more mid 70's cocaine hubris at the time...
     
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  10. leemelone

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    At the end of Fire by Jimi Hendrix, Noel Redding goes back to the intro part for two notes before he realizes that he supposed to be playing the walking line to the chorus. The budget was so tight for the first Experience album that the left it in rather than do another take.
     
  11. Weldon Harris

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    Yeah that's what I was talking about, and it doesn't sound like a mistake I agree. I was just surprised that it didn't do the standard kind of break, and maybe that's what makes it so great.
     
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  12. Dylancat

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    Yea
    That’s not a “mistake”
    Nothing wrong there
     
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  13. groundharp

    groundharp Maybe your friends think I'm just a stranger

    Aw, I like that bit on Eminence Front -- it adds the element of rhythmic displacement. Didn't know they "fixed" it later. Where does the "fixed" version appear?
     
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  14. crustycurmudgeon

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    Not sure exactly, I think I heard it on Amazon Echo.
     
  15. Combination

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    Metallica's Master Of Puppets has one in the guitar solo where you hear that very high pitched sound - something happened where the string slipped off the fretboard, but somehow let out this really cool noise that they decided to keep in there.
     
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  16. SKATTERBRANE

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    "He, She or It DON'T, when it should be doesn't. Probably 1000s of songs get this wrong.
     
  17. Rhett

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    4 Non Blondes - What's Up?

    Not sure if it's a mistake but just sounds weird.

    @ 2:35 --> "In thee insti-ti-tuition.." (institution)

     
  18. 9 Volt

    9 Volt Lo-Fi is my Hi-Fi

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    Oasis- Don't Look Back In Anger:
    "Take that look from off your face"

    Queen- Bohemian Rhapsody:
    "Thunderbolt and lightning very very frightening me"

    Dire Straits- Sultans Of Swing:
    "They don't give a damn about any trumpet playing band"

    Melle Mel- White Lines:
    "He got out three years from now just to commit more crime"
     
  19. robcar

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    I feel like there's a wrong organ note in Bob Dylan's "Lily, Rosemary & The Jack of Hearts" somewhere near the end of the track. It never fails to offend my ears when it comes up.
     
  20. Dylancat

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    I think the whole song is a mistake.
    (Just kidding..). :)
    ?
     
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  21. Drifter

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    Thought it was near the beginning, where they're waiting for Bob to start singing and the organ hits a wrong chord? Or was that a different mistake?
     
  22. Dylancat

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    A mistake in a Bob Dylan song??
    That would be an entire thread.. a long one at that..
     
  23. KevinP

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    Probably mentioned this in another thread, but Queen's 'White Queen (As it Began)' has the lyric:
    How did thee fare? what have thee seen?

    'Thee' is comparable to 'me' syntactically, so if we changed the person, it would be:
    How did me fare? what have me seen?
    Obviously, it should be 'How did I fare? What have I seen?'
    So the lyrics should be 'thou,' not 'thee,' both times.

    The 'fixed' version sounds pretty clunky though.

    It's also the only time the song switches to second person from third which is also odd, unless it's supposed to be something he heard or said.
     
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  24. Slice

    Slice Fan Of Rock

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    What's the mistake here?
    Dire Straits- Sultans Of Swing:
    "They don't give a damn about any trumpet playing band"
     
  25. 9 Volt

    9 Volt Lo-Fi is my Hi-Fi

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    My mistake!! Now that I'm reading it I don't know why I thought that was wrong! sorry!!!
     

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