Great Tremolo Songs

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  1. Nigel

    Nigel Guest

    Tremolo only works on particular songs or parts. Kinda loses its impact if you leave it on all the time. :)

    What are some of the best examples of tremolo use in music?

    I'd say Calvary Cross by Richard Thompson and Gimme Shelter by los Rolling Stones.

    BTW, I got a Guyatone Flip Tremolo a few weeks ago. Great pedal.
     
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    How Soon is Now ?? - Johnny Marr / The Smiths

    That baby is a CLASSIC !!!
     
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    CCR's Born on the Bayou is a good example of judicious use of tremolo.

    dave
     
  4. Nigel

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    How Soon is Now ?? - Johnny Marr / The Smiths

    That must be the one with the massive, chopping trem sound.

    I concur, that's a classic. Very eerie, powerful tune.
     
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    Don't Bring Me Down - The Animals, classic fuzz tremolo
    I Had Too Much To Dream - Electric Prunes, classic fuzz tremolo

    For What It's Worth - Buffalo Springfield, clean tremolo
    Pretty Girl Why - Buffalo Springfield, clean tremolo
     
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    crimson and clover - Tommy James and the Shondells

    I always used to wonder how they sang like that
     
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    Radiohead - THe Bends has some of my favourite

    Also, Garbage's first cd.

    Fab Tbirds _ Twist of the Knife, also one of my favourite solos.
     
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    Mona - Quicksilver Messenger Service
     
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    I love Calvary Cross too - I'd fogotten about the tremelo.

    Springsteen's "Born to Run".

    Best, Pete.
     
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    As is The Midnight Special.
     
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    Good call, forgot about that one
     
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    We just had a thread like this in the Lounge:
    Trem Tunes

    Some cool ones listed here too.
     
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    +1 Love it. Plus any CCR, love that too. Whenever I think of tremolo, I ussually think of CCR. Swamp Thang nails it IMO.
     
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    Dwight Yoakam (with Pete Anderson) - "Nothing"
     
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    Listen to some Fabulous Thunderbirds if your lookin` for cool trem tunes.

    CT.
     
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    I always dug the stuttering trem stabs in R.E.M.'s "What's the Frequency Kenneth?"
     
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    Most of the tunes listed are really overt examples of tremolo used throughout the entire song on a prominent rhythym part. However, trem is very common in a lot of modern rock and pop as a flavor used sparingly in specific parts. There are too many to list and none are coming to mind immediately but I would say there's LOTS AND LOTS of subtle trem going on these days. Its just become part of the production lexicon thanks to the aformentioned "monsters of trem".
     
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    Buddy Miller's recording of "That's How Strong My Love Is" does it for me...

    Michael
     
  20. jonny guitar

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    Clap for the Wolfman - Guess Who has some really nice deep trem in it.
     

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