Spacehog "in the meantime" fuzz

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  1. Brianshreds

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    What is the fuzz/distortion On that song. Big muff?
     
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    I remember them mentioning a big muff in an interview at the time, and a phase 90
     
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    To me it seems like the same model the pumpkins might have used.
     
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    Man, this thread just reminded me of how great those guys were! Totally tuneful, Bowie-esque, Brit Pop for the modern age. They should have taken over the world. There's just no justice...

    Hmmm, I just googled them and they're back with a new album. COOL! (Sorry to digress like that, but someone else somewhere will dig that news.)
     
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    I hear ya. I felt like Hum was overlooked severely at the time as well.

    But I remember seeing them for the 1st time on Leno was all into them after that. Their subsequent albums were damn good as well!



    and 20 years later...

     
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    they were great live too.I heard they are back together.
     
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    Love Spacehog, but damn, was that Leno performance awkward to watch.

    Violet Race, Mungo City, great tunes on their 2nd album too.
     
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    So which muff is it?!?!? C'mannnn
     
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    Anyone know what was used to create that synth sound on In the Meantime? It can be heard in the beginning of the song - comes in at about 0:29 on the Leno video already posted above. I don't see anyone playing a synth. Looked it up and there was no synth player listed as being in the band. Yet it sounds exactly like a synth.
     
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    Sounds like a Minimoog to me, although I'm no synth expert.
     
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    Yeah, it does doesn't it. Definitely an analog synth of some kind and if you look at what the guitar players are doing it doesn't match the synth sounds, so it's not a guitar synth of some kind. Unless the bass player is doing it somehow - maybe triggering a loop?
     
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    My guess is that it's triggered somehow.
    Or maybe Leno's band is providing it.
     
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    always amazed that guy could sing that lead and play that bassline simultaneously. It's a little easier with a pick...but still.
     
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    What's interesting I noticed you can hear it on a few of their other videos of In the Meantime. It's noticeable on the Letterman video from about the same time also, though not as prominent, and in a few of their other live videos from the time and newer. It also seems to change in some of the videos, like it's being played by a keyboard player, yet there is none around. I guess sampling was pretty big at the time, so maybe that explains it.
     
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    Wow, so many Spacehog fans... ! I knew this place was cool for more reasons than one. :)

    Damn, now I'm off to find my Jellyfish CDs!
     
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    Spacehog, Hum, Jellyfish, Teenage Fanclub.. what other criminally underrated 90's bands?
     
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    I just wanted to get in due to all the bands you cats are naming!!!
     
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    I still can't find what these dudes use for that distortion/fuzz. Spacehog pedalboard pics? Anyone?!?!?!
     
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    No idea about the gear. Love Spacehog. The soundtrack of my late teens. The Chinese Album and Resident Alien had a huge collection of great songs.
     

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