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Songs with "bad" notes in them. Post them!

Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by chubbywolf, May 23, 2011.

  1. chubbywolf

    chubbywolf Member

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    You heard it. I wanna hear some examples of songs that have "wrong" or out of tune notes in em.
    GO!
     
  2. dhdfoster

    dhdfoster Silver Supporting Member

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    The entire Grateful Dead catalog? :)

    I keed, I keed! Too easy.
     
  3. bobmc

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    Live at Red Rocks (I think). Way bad bass note near the end.
     
  4. tapeworm

    tapeworm Supporting Member

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    buddy guy will hit bad notes quite often, but it just always seems to work out perfectly.
     
  5. '70 RS

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    ....or Big Brother and the Holding Co., or Quicksilver Messenger Service, or The Charlatans, of Jefferson Airplane........hmmmm, I'm noticing a pattern here.
     
  6. DavidLM

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    Harrison's (live) guitar solo on All You Need Is Love. Apparently he was quite nervous about it. He throws out a few clams with a banjo-esqe tone and then it just dies out.

    He still is awesome though!
     
  7. CRBMoA

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    I seem to recall some clams in "All Along The Watchtower" on Rattle and Hum, too.
     
  8. Lance

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    Not really a bad note, per say, but I definitely hear Gilmour having some difficulty getting notes to ring well in the first little solo in Shine on you Crazy Diamond.
     
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    Bad To The Bone
    Bad Bad Leroy Brown
    If It Wasn't For Bad Luck
    Shaft
    You Give Love A Bad Name
    Bad Love
    Bad Company

    They all got a bad note in them. :p
     
  10. '70 RS

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    You forgot 'dirty'...damn dirty hippies. :D
     
  11. V-Type

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    Any Living Color.
    Vern is a wild player but man he steps out of key when soloing a lot.
    Also any Slayer specifically the lead work. Not a note in key and apparently on purpose according too many.
     
  12. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    poor U2. Same concert, Edge's solo for Party Girl. ouchfest.
     
  13. AlChuck

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    The guitar solo in the old pop hit "Venus" by Shocking Blue is one of those cases of bad notes due to ineptitude. The song is in a minor key, but the soloist plays a major-flavored lick over it that just sounds bad.

    The there's the category of, "it happens to everyone -- even God!!" In the live version of "Ramblin' On My Mind" from E.C. Was Here, there's a moment in Clapton's solo where he plays a phrase that lands splat! as obvious as all hell on a note 1/2 step off from the one he was meaning to hit. It stands out like a sore thumb because it's the destination of what comes before. Feels a little like watching a major league outfielder stick his mitt up for a great grab only to have the ball pop out of the webbing and hit the ground.

    I dig that they released the album without trying to fix that clam or anything.
     
  14. The Golden Boy

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    Badfinger's "Baby Blue."

    Tommy's bass line is sort of "right" but it's not. You can feel the pull- I think the guitar goes from D to C# to A and the bass goes from D to F# to A.

    During the solo he totally flubs- on the album version it's there in all of it's glorious mess, on the Single- they pull it out entirely, so it's just guitar and drums.
     
  15. Tom Gross

    Tom Gross Silver Supporting Member

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    No, I think that's how they bend in psychedelic music. If it's what they intend, it's not wrong - that would be like saying Indian music is out of tune.
     
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    I'm as big of an 80s metal fan as you'll meet, but I always cringe when I hear the solo in Quiet Riot's "Metal Health (Bang Your Head)". Whenever I hear it, I always think...damn, even I could have come up with a better one.
     
  17. '70 RS

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    No, I'm not talking about the 'intentional' bad notes.
     
  18. RLD

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    Check out the clam at 1:28.
     
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    Yeah, agreed on Slayer, it's only on purpose because they're just not great guitar players. I'm not trashing, I'm saying this as a fan. It obviously works for Slayer because everyone knows who they are.

    Don't know who the player at the time was, but the last note on the guitar solo in the "guitar version" (as opposed to the super lame keyboard version) of "Here we go again" by Whitesnake always makes me want to throw up.
     
  20. DownByLaw

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    Man, I love The Cult, Electric, but lots of "bad" notes.

    Patrick
     

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