What's your favorite piece of absurd music trivia?

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  1. drad dog

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    I tried and I don't hear it. Any cites for this?
     
  2. Doctor Fine

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    You tried playing "Gloria?"
    E-Em-D-A?
    One a two-ah, three a four-a?

    One a =E major
    Two-ah=E minor
    Three a=D major
    Four-a=A major

    Listen CLOSELY and you will hear the guitar changing from major to minor.

     
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  3. drad dog

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    OK. But if that's a minor then the chords would be "E Em E D A." It's more of a lick than a chord.
     
  4. Doctor Fine

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    Yes it is a minor.
    And no. The minor gets two beats then goes to D, not back to E major.
    And last time I checked E minor was a chord, not a lick.
    Are we having fun yet?
     
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  5. Drifter

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    Yep, very clear to me, yet I am 100% sure my band didn't do the E minor chord when we used to play that song back in the 90s. I was the rhythm guitarist after all. I'm glad you brought it to my attention though!

    It reminds me of how amazed when I found out the actual guitar chord progression on the verses of The Beatles' "Good Morning Good Morning". I used to think it was: A major - E minor - G major - A major throughout the verses, but it's actually A minor - E minor - G major - A major, then F# minor - E minor - G major - A major! I am pretty sure I would've figured out the actual chords if I had listened closely to it, but I was going by the official sheet music, which is incorrect!
     
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  6. drad dog

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    Well, all licks are parts of chords, if not made of whole chords. A guitarist could go for a chord but play a partial figure that was related to it. What is it then? The note that identifies the minor is sometimes a vamp on the E chord. Route 66 does that too.

    The first seconds of the song are 3 chords to my ears. The chords are played with open strings making a rhythm between chords. To me what you are hearing is the "arrangement" of the rhythm guitarist, which no one who covered it heard as a fourth chord. I take it that you are the only cite on the internet about this? Have fun.
     
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  7. Drifter

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    I'm not Doctor Fine but I found this and I hear the E minor chord on the recording too, FWIW:

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  8. drad dog

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    This is a nice find, but I'm going to say that the sheet music is not the most reliable cite for a rock tune, for me anyway.

    Play it on the guitar and see if it feels or sounds right.

    Now play it lifting up your hand completely instead of making an Em chord, making some rhythm happen. You wlll hear that G note which distinguishes an E minor chord from a major, but the note goes back to A flat before the D chord. That's why I hear it a s a lick. The song works on guitar by a rhythmic open concert tuned strum and not a chord.
     
  9. uzn007

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    Dude, the Em is clearly there once you know to listen to it.
     
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  10. Petrofsk

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    Let's stay on topic.

    Please.
     
  11. idleracer

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    :kilroy: I don't doubt it, but whatever instruments are playing that minor 3rd are so low in the mix that I really can't tell. By any chance, is that the chord progression for this one as well?

     
  12. Mylene

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    That sounds similar to this
     
  13. Derek Slazenger

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    Actor Rufus Sewell's father, Bill, was the animator responsible for the 'Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds' sequence in Yellow Submarine.
     
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  14. For the Record

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    The Travelling Wilburys were formed because Bob Dylan had left his guitar at Tom Petty's house.
     
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  15. Mbd77

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    That Shania Twain has a wooden leg.
     
  16. Hammerpeg

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    This is an interesting question. Did we ever get an answer to this one?
     
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  17. Hammerpeg

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    I remember writing a letter to a friend about a Ryan Adams album I liked and saying, “...not to be confused with any schlock-writing Canadian goofballs we might know of.”
     
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  18. fenderesq

    fenderesq In Brooklyn It's The Blues / Heavy Bass 7-7

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    It's also my understanding he also ate Ice Cream every day. He wrote Ben & Jerry and asked them to make a Pops' Swingin' Pistachio flavor. I'm just goofing (it's a Brooklyn expression goofing is) about the Ben & Jerry's; but Louis was an ice cream fiend and he did eat it every day. I believe vanilla was his flavor of choice.

    The 40 years of daily weed & ice cream consumption alone would have made him a legend in my eyes. His unparalleled musicianship and personality was just the cherry on the Pops' Swingin' Pastachio sundae.
     
  19. fenderesq

    fenderesq In Brooklyn It's The Blues / Heavy Bass 7-7

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    Perfectly understandable.
     
  20. Fannymac

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    That right up until a couple months before it's release, Fleetwood Mac had planned on calling "Rumours" "Yesterday's Gone!"
     
  21. drad dog

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    Markie Mark and Carrie Underwood have third nipples.
     
  22. drad dog

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    They are both debuts too. That can't be it.
     
  23. Hammerpeg

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    That was my first thought, too, but I’ve since read that 12YO Genius was Stevie’s third album, following the studio albums ‘The Jazz Soul of Little Stevie’ and ‘Tribute to Uncle Ray.’
     
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  24. buzzzx

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    They both feature album covers of guys in dark sunglasses?
     
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  25. Dillydipper

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    Turns out, 12/16 is just 4/4, with a little hip roll. Who knew...? :shrug:
     

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