Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Hootad Binky, Dec 16, 2009.
* Hey Mister Tambourine Man - Byrds
* Even When I'm Blue - Steve Earle
* Girl Afraid - The Smiths
Can't Explain -The Who
Silhouette [Herman's Hermits]
Bad To Me [Billy J. Kramer and the Dakotas]
World Without Love [Peter and Gordon]
Turn, Turn, Turn - Byrds.
Ticket To Ride.
Needles & Pins (Tom Petty version)
The Song Remains the Same
A hard day's night - the beatles
has to be this charming man by the smiths.
Driver 8/Eight Miles High
(pretty much the same damn thing.....but it's good)
If I Needed Someone
So you wanna be a rock n roll star
I was torn between that and "Driver 8" (which I'm pretty sure...technically isn't even an electric 12 on the studio track). I went "Driver 8" because since so much of it was lifted from "Eight Miles High", I got a 2-fer out of the deal.
And the Winner is....correct.
The opening chord in "A Hard Days Night" is still instant goosebumps to me all these years later. Thanks for that one cchhoorrdd Mr. Harrison....
"Eight Miles High" just takes me to a particular place that no other song has. Thanks for the trip Roger....
"Turn, Turn, Turn" & "Mr. Tambourine Man" put me in a very peaceful state and makes me want to pick up and play my electric 12 every time I hear them. Thanks again Roger...wish I could afford a Ric....
Barbecue Bob - Mississippi Heavy Water Blues
Curley Weaver - anything he ever played on a 12 string.
Intro to Eight Miles High - for years I thought the thing was recorded and then laid down backwards on the record.
Yes! Those remind me.
Check out Fred Neil, Gordon Lightfoot, and other blues and folkies for earlier 12-string work.
yes. but as a complete contrast, "Awaken" by Yes off "going for the one" is frickin awesome....
"She's So High" by Blur.
Last Train to Clarksville
I don't think there's a single "best" 12-string line. I love the nod to RM by TP as well as the guys in REM. Any song by either of these bands involving a Ric 12'er is fine by me. I think "Fall on Me" is a 12 string and is one of my favorite REM songs.